Why “Redecorating” Shouldn’t Be In Your Vocabulary

Your home should be in a constant state of evolution, developing and improving naturally over time (just like you). The concept of “redecorating” should be banished.

And here’s why…

  1. It implies that you should “finish” decorating and then do it all over again in a few years when you grow tired of the look. This makes no sense to me, from both a practical and financial standpoint. Who wants to spend money “redecorating” every few years?
  2. You should never feel like you’ve “failed” to get it right the first time, putting you in a position where you feel like you have to “redecorate” If you can get in touch with your own personal style and are open to creating a space that accurately reflects you and all your splendid quirks, then there can be no mistakes.
  3. It suggests that we should all blindly follow trends without considering if they’re really right for us in the first place. An interior that is purely based on trends will have to be “redecorated” every few years, just to keep up.

Instead, why not start with a classic, timeless canvas that allows you to interchange furnishings, artwork and accessories as your tastes grow and evolve?

This way, you can feel free to “try on” trends and inject pieces that reflect different facets of your personality in a low-comittment way without having to disrupt or ruin your entire room.

There are 3 keys to creating a timeless canvas which will allow you to add & subtract pieces, prints & patterns as you choose, without having to “redecorate”.

1. Neutral Flooring

Depending on your location, the standard may be hardwood, tile or carpet. Whichever suits your lifestyle best is fine, just keep it simple, allowing yourself the freedom to switch up your furnishings.

2. Neutral Paint Colours

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good statement wall, saturated in bold colour, more than anyone, but one wall per room is more than enough. One wall is large enough to make a big impact, yet small enough to be changed in an afternoon if you tire of the colour.

4. Neutral Investment Pieces

You’ll only want to incur the cost of large purchases like sofas & beds once. So, make the right choice the first time around. Simple colours, clean lines and quality construction are key. Dress up investment pieces with fun accessories that are easily interchangeable over time.

Neutra, neutral, neutral…

It doesn’t have to be boring. And, it doesn’t have to mean beige! Check outthis post on how to introduce neutral, statement pieces in your home.

White, navy, grey, black, cream & brown are all classic neutrals that will serve you well for years to come.

FREE E-Book! Restyling 101: Insider Tips From The Pros

It’s finally here!

If you missed our blog series the first time around, don’t fret!

I’ve compiled each of the value-packed posts from our pros into one convenient book!

We cover everything from distressing wood furniture to reupholstering a quirky piece to freehand painting projects to stencilling & spray painting. If you’re taking on a makeover job, we’ve got you covered.

There are so many styling tips & tricks inside that I know you’ll refer back to it over and over again!

When “Me” Becomes “We”

Have you heard?

My first e-book, When “Me” Becomes “We”, is now available for sale!

If you and your partner have a bunch of disconnected ideas and differing opinions on how to proceed with the design or decorating of your home, this book can help.

It’s a manual that will arm you with the tools you need to achieve a cohesive blend between your two individual styles.

It doesn’t focus on specific decorating advice. If that’s what you’re looking for, you should subscribe to have blog posts and weekly decorating tips delivered to your inbox.

It’s a short, sweet and simple guide that will walk you through some valuable exercises and tasks that will help you clue in to what your joint decorating style might look like.