A Complete Home Interior Makeover

by Team Broady on Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Eight Tips To Creating A Gorgeous New Space

Do you ever get that feeling that your home is due for a makeover? Has the decor and furniture in your living room been exactly the same for the past 20 years? The thought of undertaking a redesign or interior decorating project can be intimidating. Many people believe it will be too expensive, or feel overwhelmed by the endless possibility of choices. 

Catherine experienced this first-hand when she and her husband decided they wanted to redecorate their main-floor living space. They began by visiting numerous furniture and decor stores, always leaving undecided or in disagreement about what they liked. After years of frustration they finally reached out to a local interior designer, who helped them find that perfect balance between their differing tastes. Hiring a designer can often end up saving you time and money in the long run, but for those who feel confident that they can tackle it on their own, there are plenty of ways to make it happen. Even small, simple changes can help create a space that is both visually appealing and functional. Whether you're trying to sell your home, or just enhance your living space, these simple tips will help you transform any room into something more attractive and inviting – and ultimately increase the overall value of your property. 

Clean, Clean, Clean 

Cleanliness is the key to an eye-catching interior. The first thing you should do if you're looking to give your home a facelift is get rid of all the dust and grime that's built up over time. Apart from your regular cleaning routine of vacuuming, mopping, and dusting, you might want to get into the less frequent – and admittedly more time-consuming – cleaning tasks. For example, when was the last time you washed your blinds or curtains? Have you steam cleaned your carpets or upholstery lately? Wiping down window sills and baseboards often gets overlooked, and you may want to check those ceiling corners for cobwebs. Additionally, you should clean out and wash all of the kitchen appliances, drawers, and cabinets to make them look like new again. 

Declutter Your Home

Removing things that are no longer necessary allows you to see how much space they actually take up, and it lets you evaluate what can be donated or discarded. If there's something broken or damaged, get rid of it! It is only taking up space and may never get fixed. Donate items that you no longer use but are still in decent condition, as well as objects that may have sentimental value for others. 

Adopt A Minimalist Mindset

Minimalism is a design style that's all about reducing the amount of stuff you have. A minimalist home is clean, simple and uncluttered. Minimalist decorating isn't easy at first, as it requires letting go of accumulated possessions and focusing on the ones that really matter. In the long run, it can help create a more relaxing atmosphere in which to live. If this sounds like the opposite approach to interior design, don't worry: minimalism can help you simplify your space without turning into a Marie Kondo.

Hide Any Imperfections In Your Home

Think of your home as a blank canvas to be decorated and made into something truly unique. Hide the clutter, hide the imperfections and most importantly, hide the mess! If you have kids or pets, or both, there is going to be an abundance of toys lying around. It’s best to keep these things out of sight by using creative storage solutions such as decorative baskets, a vintage trunk or a stylish cabinet. 

Start Small: Do It Room By Room

There are many benefits to organizing and redecorating your home, but trying to do it all at once is impossible, not to mention too daunting. We recommend starting with just one room, and putting all your energy and focus into it. Once you get that first project figured out, you can then turn your attention to the next room on the list. It’s okay if this process takes a while.

Bring In The Outdoors With Indoor Plants

Besides helping clean the air, plants can add a lot of colour and life to a room. They can work as a focal point and they can also be used to add height or width to a room.

Add A Fresh Coat Of Paint To Bring Colour Into Your Interior

Painting is a great way to change the mood of a room and it's also an inexpensive method for updating your decor. What's more, by choosing colours that are “à la mode,” you can use paint to make a room feel more welcoming or relaxing. To get started on painting your walls, first make sure they're smooth and clean. You may need to patch holes or sand down surfaces before busting out the rollers and brushes. Then choose a colour palette that will suit your home interior design ideas. Make sure rooms have enough light coming through windows or other sources like lamps or overhead fixtures; this will ensure that your new paint job looks good from every angle. 

Replace Old Furniture With Affordable, More Modern Pieces

One of the best things you can do to make your home look more up-to-date and stylish is to replace old or outdated furniture with new, affordable pieces that are more in line with current trends. Many people think that modern furniture is expensive, but this isn't always true! You'll find tons of great options at big-box stores. Modern furniture also tends to be more comfortable, durable, and easier to clean and maintain. 

At TEAM BROADY, we love the art of design and understand the importance of pleasing aesthetics. If you or anyone you know is stressed about home decorating, don’t hesitate to reach out, as we’d be happy to point you in the right direction. We can be reached at 514-613-2988 or by email at info@teambroady.ca.