Last updated on May 24th, 2022
Whether hunting for classy furniture, going through shade cards for wall paint, or picking out accessories, redoing your home decor is invigorating.
However, the thought of ear-piercing noise levels and dust is enough to put a damper on your mood. The workers seem to hold you at ransom with their unending jobs and extending timelines. Is it even possible to get one without the other? Probably. If you plan it right, you can get the job done well before your month is over. Let’s find out how.
Planning your home decor project
It’s all in the planning. Apart from the dimensions of your space, you need to address issues such as the budget, the color scheme, the light fixtures, and the basic furniture placement.
Browse through design websites such as ours for ideas on colors schemes and home decor. Zero in on a theme; is it to be contemporary? Or do you want a traditional vibe? Work according to the chosen theme for furniture selection and accessories. Get an efficient crew in place for your project. This will include painting contractors, electricians, and carpenters.
You are ready to begin!
Following a tight schedule is the key. Let’s go through four easy steps to realize your dream home.
Step one – the wiring and the paint job
Before you begin the paintwork, get the wiring for the lighting out of the way. Locate the points for your chandelier, the pendant light, the tracks, or the table lamps. There is no need to put in the light fixtures till your walls are painted.
It’s time to start painting your walls. Start with the ceiling and work your way down to the walls, the windows, and the doors. A fresh coat of paint on the windows will give your room a uniform look.
Wallpaper is an interesting option when you are short of time. The best part is, it’s a no mess, no fuss option! You can mix the two for better impact, using wallpaper on your focal walls.
Step two – the flooring
If you have reasonably good flooring, such as ceramic tiles, or marble flooring, you don’t need to change it if it’s not in your budget. If you desire an opulent look, wooden flooring is an option, as are vinyl stick-on tiles. As this project doesn’t take more than a couple of days, you can rest assured that you are on schedule.
Step three – light fixtures and the furniture
Your walls are beautifully painted, and your flooring is in place. Now it’s time to hunt for your furniture. The basics for your living space will include a couch, some easy chairs, end tables, a center table, and a wall cabinet. You can add items such as consoles as you go along. Check for quality, and make sure the furniture items fit into your space comfortably.
Arrange the furniture in your room the way you planned it. Once that is done, add the light fixtures to your decor.
There is a wide variety of light fittings available in the market. While some are exorbitantly expensive, there are umpteen choices in other price ranges too. Your room is finally taking shape!
Step four – the Add-Ons
Cushions – Hunting for gorgeous cushions and rugs is a fun exercise. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and add color to your decor. You can go for a variety of patterns and colors to breathe life into your home decor.
Rugs and throws – If your sofas are in solid colors, go for a patterned dhurrie or carpet for better impact. Runners in the foyer and area rugs will do the rest.
Accessories – When looking for accessories, resist the temptation to pick stuff randomly because it’s ‘adorable.’ Make sure to select a few items that make a stronger statement than fripperies that don’t add anything to your decor.
With perfect planning, decorating your home in a month is a cinch. Navigating through the process isn’t difficult. But hey, you can always get professional help if you are not up to the task.
Happy decorating, everyone!