Our homes and spaces are constantly evolving as our needs change, style preferences are updated, and as we grow.
If you are planning on venturing out solo on this mission, without enlisting the help of a designer or interior consultant, he idea of updating your space can become daunting – there’s so much to consider; what should we do with our existing items? What style are we going to implement? What is a reasonable budget for this project? How do I go about this?
Let’s break it down:
Review your existing space
Take a look at what’s currently in place. What works in the space, and what really doesn’t? The best place to start is by removing items that aren’t in use. By decluttering, we free up space for new use. This exercise also allows us to review and achieve a newfound appreciation for items we previously overlooked.
Look for some inspiration
Pinterest and instagram are great platforms to gain inspiration for decor projects. Simple, attainable solutions can be found, and very often tutorials on how to implement them are included.
Plan your project out before you buy anything
Before heading out to the store, pen down your intentions – a moodboard is a great way to ensure you have a clear vision about colors and textiles to include in your project. Create a shopping list outlining the tools and items required to get your project going – this will help you to stay within the scope of your project, and not get carried away by all the fantastical ideas you have when browsing the aisles.
Set some limits
Home projects can very easily get out of hand if you aren’t careful. Be sure to set limits for yourself in terms of budget and time. This ensures that you don’t overspend, and that your project doesn’t go on indefinitely.
Lastly – have fun with it! And enjoy every little new space you have a hand in..
If you find that you need a bit of extra help in setting a design direction of sourcing furniture and decor items, give us a shout at https://babes-co.com/contact/ and we’ll be happy to help!