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How to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring: 5 Lifesaving Tips to Tackle a Room Redecoration Project

As the seasons change and we welcome the brighter days of Spring, many of us feel inspired to breathe new life into our homes. Whether it's a desire to refresh our living spaces or simply a longing for a change, redecorating a room can be an exciting yet daunting task.

For busy homeowners juggling work, family, and other commitments, starting a home project may seem overwhelming. But fear not! As an interior designer, I'm here to guide you through the process with these five lifesaving tips on how to tackle your room redecoration project head high.

So let's get started....

Minty green sofa with yellow cushions, a cosy blanket and textured rugs, and greenery in pots and baskets.
Spruce Up Your Home

Tip 1: Start with a Clear Vision for your Redecoration Project

Before diving headfirst into your room redecoration project, take a moment to envision how you want your space to look and feel. Here's how you can do it:

A colourful bouquet with orange and burgundy flowers against a yellow background with a pillow and a sofa
Get inspired by Spring colours

Gather Inspiration

Browse through interior design magazines, scroll through Pinterest boards, or visit home décor websites to gather inspiration. Pay attention to colours, patterns, and styles that resonate with you.

a flatlay picture of a magazine, a coffee in a cute mug and a couple of white tulips
Inspiration is all around you

Create a Concept/Vision Board

Compile your favourite images, fabric swatches, and paint samples onto a mood board. This will help you visualize how different elements will come together in your space and serve as a handy reference throughout your project. If you don't know where to start, check this one here that I've created for one of my clients and their guest room.

a very bright and colourful picture collage with bold orange, light blue and yellow in various hues and tones. Very colourful, cheerful and uplifting.
Concept Boards are great to guide a room design

Consider Your Lifestyle

Think about how you use the room on a daily basis and tailor your design choices accordingly. For example, if you have young children or pets, you may want to opt for durable, easy-to-clean materials. Or if you like to host

a eye view photo of a rectangular wooden dining table with lots of healthy and colourful food and hands and harms of the people eating that meal in a convivial manner.
Your lifestyle should be a huge guideline for your design

Tip 2: Match All Décor to a Cohesive Room Design

Creating a cohesive look in your room is all about making sure everything works together harmoniously. Here's how you can achieve that:

a sketch of a living room with green walls, warm brown leather sofas, a coffee table and a cabinet with above a gallery wall
Plan ahead the overall look and space

Choose a Colour Palette

Pick a colour scheme that sets the mood for your room. For example, a soft, neutral palette can create a calming atmosphere, while bold, vibrant colours can add energy and personality. Find more inspo about colour schemes and how to use the colour wheel on my Instagram - click here.

A spring colour palette of light blue, dusky pink, light and dark green
A colour scheme are the best way to ensure a cohesive look

Coordinate Textures and Patterns

Mix and match different textures and patterns to add depth and visual interest to your space. For instance, pair a plush velvet sofa with a chunky knit throw for a cosy yet stylish look. I've created a specific post on how to mix patters and texture on my grid, click here to check that one out.

A dark grey sofa with 3 cushions, a round dark pink, a small coral one and a larger pink with ridges for texture. The wall at the back is light orange.
Various patterns and textures add interest to a space

Create Visual Flow

Pay attention to the layout and arrangement of furniture and décor to ensure a smooth flow throughout the space. Arrange furniture in a way that encourages conversation and allows for easy movement.

A pastel living room with a mix of light pale blue and taupe colours, a glass coffee table and a few vases with flowers on.
Visual balance is a must when designing a room

Tip 3: Set a Realistic Budget for your Project

Before you get too carried away with your redecoration plans, take a moment to assess your finances and set a realistic budget. Here's how you can do it:

a colourful visual with a chart for budgeting planning
Budgeting is key when undertaking any home project

Determine Your Priorities

Decide which elements of your room redecoration are most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly. For example, if updating your furniture is a top priority, you may need to scale back on accessories or decorative items.

a lady in jeans and white shirt sitting on a wooden table writing something on a piece of paper
Have a list of the most important things you'd like to achieve

Research Costs

Take the time to research the cost of materials, furnishings, and labour involved in your project. Get quotes from contractors or tradespeople to ensure your budget aligns with your expectations.

a colourful sketch of a home with plans and elevations
Do your research to have a more realistic idea for your budget

Factor in Contingencies

Be prepared for unexpected expenses by setting aside a contingency fund. This will help cover any unforeseen costs that may arise during the course of your project.

a brown bag against a bright pink wall with two pieces of paper: one saying "plan a" and the other one saying "plan b"
Always have a PLAN B.... just in case!

Tip 4: Find Trusted Professionals for the Project

When it comes to bringing your redecoration vision to life, it's essential to enlist the help of trusted professionals. Here's how you can do it:

A decorator painting a large wall with coral pink and a roller
Trusted tradesmen are the best thing you can have for your project

Ask for Recommendations

Reach out to friends, family, and colleagues for recommendations of reputable contractors, tradespeople, and interior designers. Personal referrals are often the best way to find reliable professionals. Be selective though, especially if you use social media for recommendation.

a lady in a painting studio
Ask people you know for recommendation

Do Your Research

Take the time to research potential candidates online, read reviews, and check their credentials. Look for professionals who have experience working on projects similar to yours and who have a portfolio that aligns with your style preferences.

a lady sitting on a wooden floor sketching and planning
Research the area for the best rated trades

Schedule Consultations

Once you've narrowed down your options, schedule consultations with your top choices. Use this opportunity to discuss your project goals, ask questions, and get a feel for how well you'll work together.

a wooden floor fitter while working
Meeting someone in person and on site will help you and the trades understand better the requirement of the job

Tip 5: Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help for your Room Redecoration Project

If all the above sounds daunting and you would like the help of the expert, do not hesitate to reach out for help! Here's how you can do it:

Consult with an Interior Designer

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of managing your redecoration project, consider hiring an interior designer to help. A designer can provide valuable guidance, expertise, and creative ideas to bring your vision to life.

an interior designer at work on her desk with a paint chart open and her laptop
An interior designer can take away all the stress and bring all the contacts you need for your home project

Use Online Resources

Take advantage of online resources such as design blogs, forums, and social media groups for inspiration and advice. You'll find a wealth of information and support from fellow DIY enthusiasts and design professionals alike. In my website I offer I free HOME PROJECT CHECKLIST which can guide you through your next home project. Click here to download it.

Attend Workshops or Classes

Consider attending workshops or classes on interior design or home decorating to expand your knowledge and skills. I have run one on how to create mood boards last October and planning to run a few more in 2024. You can see a few pictures from the event here and if you keep an eye on my Instagram page you'll find out all about my upcoming workshops and events.

And of course, I'm here to help if you need that little extra guidance!

Whether you need assistance with colour selection, furniture arrangement, or bringing your vision to life, I'm here a simple phone call away. As an experienced interior designer, I specialise in creating warm, elegant, and cohesive spaces that reflect your unique style and personality.  Reach out to me today to schedule a FREE DISCOVERY CALL and take the first step towards your dream space!

With the right guidance and preparation, you can transform your space into a haven you'll love coming home to and you'll be proud to show off to friends and family.

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This is great Fed. I read lots of your stuff and it's always informative!

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