Who says remodeling your home has to be an intimidating task? If your home needs a top-to-bottom overhaul, it can be daunting to figure out where to start without a vision in mind. With the right piece of decor, you can unlock the redesign of your dreams.
To start the remodel to create your dream home, all you need is a signature piece that evokes your style. It could be something you already own such as an heirloom painting, or a brand-new sectional sofa. Or it could be an aspirational item you’ve saved to your Pinterest board, like an ornate living room rug or a grand king-size bed. Whatever the decorative piece is, it should strike a chord deep within you—it symbolizes home and the ambiance you want to create. You are going to be living with this piece for a while, so you want to make sure it resonates with you.
Sometimes, however, finding that signature decorative item is easier said than done. It can take time scouring online references such as design blogs and interior design websites, as well as legwork to see what stores have to offer. Eventually, you’ll have to consider how a piece fits in your space; you may covet that Chippendale armoire you discovered in an antique store, but if your room is too small, the piece will overpower the space and make it feel cramped. Don’t forget your budget, either. If you spend too much on one piece of furniture, you may not have enough left for your other remodeling needs.
To save you some time and energy, we have an easy way for you to find your dream home decor piece that will help you determine which room you should remodel. All you have to do is take our simple quiz. Here, you can look at various photos and choose the ones that speak to you. Don’t labor too much over your choices—go with your gut, as your style instincts play a huge role in creating a room you’ll love. Ready, set, redecorate!
Now that you’ve figured out which room to remodel, it’s time to have some fun. Using your dream home decor pieces you selected as a guide, get that Pinterest board going, or create a mood board with swatches and paint chips. Compile a list of everything you need for your remodeling project, including supplies, tools, and other essentials; if you have to hire a contractor for heavy duty renovation work, factor that in, too. With this information, you can estimate your budget for the room redesign.
Once you have a budget, start pricing and shopping for the furniture and home decor accessories you need to give your room a polished look. This is the fun part, as you can let your creativity soar and pull together a look that is unique to your style and tastes. On the somewhat more practical side, consider hiring a contractor, if required, and make necessary adjustments to your home life during the period of remodeling. This could be as simple as moving furniture to another room if you’ll be painting or hanging wallpaper, or as complex as figuring out how to prepare food if a kitchen remodel is in the works for you.
The most important parts of a room remodel is something you can’t buy: flexibility. Invariably, things won’t go according to even the most well-laid plan. Always prepare for the unexpected. When you need an extra week because your hardwood flooring hasn’t arrived yet or the plumber requires more time to install your new farmhouse-style sink, you won’t be as stressed and can roll with the changes. Just remember your remodeling plan will eventually get done, and you’ll have the room you’ve been envisioning.
Finally, if you want to create the perfect room, success is in the details. It’s the small touches that make a revamped room truly special and showcase your thoughtful design process. Buy the right chandeliers and lamps to suffuse your room with a warm glow. Select the ideal drawer pulls and cabinet handles for bathrooms and kitchens. And don’t forget to consider strategic design elements in a room such as window treatments. That’s where Stoneside can help you realize your dream remodeling project.
Our professional design consultants are experts at collaborating with clients to create custom window coverings. During a free virtual consultation, our designer can discuss your project with you, see photos of what you have in mind, and talk about the options that will be the best fit for your home. Whether it’s blinds, shades, or drapery, you can find what you’re looking for at Stoneside. With five-star installation service, high-quality, made-in-America materials, and a range of fabrics, colors, and patterns to choose from, our goal is to make any remodeling project more manageable. Contact us today to set up a consultation for your next home decor project.
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