Home decorating trends are always changing. Just two years ago, everyone was obsessed with the farmhouse-style design. And now, it seems that everyone has become fed-up with this look and is switching over to brighter colours and more decorative features.
As a homeowner, it can be very difficult to keep up with all of these different trends. It is also pretty expensive to keep redoing your home’s interior décor every two years.
So how do you know when it is time to redecorate? The best way to tell is by looking out for sure signs like the following.
Your New Accessories Have Become Worn Out
It isn’t really possible to tie a specific time period to the functionality of homeware items. Antiques, for example, stay in great shape and remain appealing through the centuries, while that set of bath mats you bought just a couple of months ago is already faded and dull. There is a big difference between old and aged. It is perfectly fine to keep old homeware items like furniture if they are still in good shape or still offer lots of charm. But if the things you purchased the last time you redecorated have become all worn out then it is high time to freshen up.
You Don’t Feel At Home When At Home
The at-home feeling can be very difficult to feel when you are just moving into a new home or if you are perhaps taking over a home from a relative. When all the décor, furniture, and wall colours reflect the previous owner’s style instead of yours, you can end up feeling out of place. The only way to start feeling at home or to make it feel like it is your home is by redecorating with décor elements that suit your personal style.
You or Your Kids Outgrew the Previous Décor
As children grow up and adults become older, their personal tastes or preferences can sometimes change. As a young adult, you might have preferred the minimalist home trend. But as a senior, you might grow more sentimental and might want to surround yourself with more meaningful items, volume, and textures. Children also quickly outgrow their bedroom trends. A unicorn bedroom that used to be your daughter’s favourite space suddenly becomes an area of embarrassment when her friends visit.
Change is part of life and redecorating at appropriate times will give everyone in the family a sense of belonging.
Rooms Are Becoming Cluttered
The more you lose interest in your current home look, the more you will start shopping for home accessories and decorations. Instead of making your interior spaces more appealing, all of these extras are only adding to clutter and confusion. If your rooms are becoming more and more cluttered then it is defiantly time to redo everything properly. Redecorating will give your home a fresh new look so you won’t feel like you have to buy more items and can help you spend money on things you don’t need.
You No Longer Invite Guests Over
Do you feel ashamed or less-than-thrilled about inviting guests over for a visit? Your home’s look is likely to blame. It isn’t much fun to invite guests over when you are ashamed of the way your home looks or when there isn’t anything special to share when guests come over. A home refresh will make it much more exciting to invite others over for a visit.
Did you notice any of these signs in your home? The best step you can take is to give Alexander Pollock Interior Design a call. These specialists can offer the best advice on how to redecorate so your home will look put together, interesting, and feel homey.