It’s time to update the home. But how do you decide how exactly to update it? There are plenty of rooms that might be crying out for attention and a wide variety of ways of start changing them. But if you come at home improvement and style with a blank slate, it’s easy to end up making unfocused changes that don’t really tackle the goal of creating a home you’re happy with. So, here are a few ways to find your inspiration and make effective change in the home.
Tackling the most outdated places first
When we talk about outdated areas of the home, we’re not just talking about the stylistic choices. We’re talking about the practicalities of living there and how your needs might have changed since you started living with its current incarnation. The two easiest parts to spot outdated functionality is the kitchen and bathroom. For those projects, it’s better to rely on a renovation team like Unify Constructions to make broader changes rather than small décor adjustments. Practicality and use always have to come first.
The space you live in
What you want from your home, practically, is most important. But what you already have in the home is just as important. Are there spaces you’re not making any use of? Are there needs they could be fitting? For instance, if you have an apartment with a balcony, could it drastically improve the curb appeal and serve as a place to relax? Or do you perhaps have an unused room that could easily become an effective home office with a little effort? Find the areas you’re not using and ask yourself why that’s the case.
Finding your muse
If the practicalities of the space are all determined, and you find yourself satisfied with how your space provides them, then it’s all about style. There are hundreds of different styles out there with as many tips on how, exactly, you achieve. The best way to make your choice is to find the looks that you like. Pinterest can be a great tool for collating home inspiration pictures, creating mood boards, and slowly piecing together the trends and looks you like. When you find that, you’re ready to delve deeper and find much more detailed tips on how to achieve it.
Build from what you love
Perhaps you don’t need to look elsewhere for the style elements you love. You might very well have some in the home but feel like you’re just not utilizing them properly. It’s easier to build off what’s already there than to start from scratch. For instance, if you have a piece of furniture in the living room that you love, you can use it to determine the color scheme for the rest of the room. Find what works and extrapolate from it to fill in the blanks.
At the end of the day, it all depends on your goals. From the tips above, you should be able to see one area of influence that captures your attention more than the others. That’s where you should look for your inspiration first.