If your home is starting to appear dated, it could be time to redecorate. You might choose to update with new textures, colors and furniture shapes. Whatever style you select, you can improve one room or the whole house in such a way that your friends and family will think you must have hired a decorator to make these great changes.
While you may not be a professional designer, you can still learn from many of the same sources that they use. For example, you might want to start browsing several design magazines and websites a few months before you actually begin the process. These both can offer great sources of inspiration for the homeowner. As you look at these sites and visit in the homes of others take note of rooms that are appealing to you, keeping in mind these images as you begin shopping for the project. If the color is in a magazine, clip the picture and take it to the paint store. They normally need a spot of the color about the size of a dime to duplicate the color of paint. Even if the photo does not provide a large enough sample, you may be able to match it from the paint chips on display.
If you are having difficulty in making a decision after browsing all the websites and magazines, it might be time to hire a professional designer. While these professionals are expensive, ask if they are available for consultation or recommendations. While you will still need to do most of the work yourself, you can gain a lot of advice and tips at a more affordable price.
Model home leftovers offer some up to date designer furniture and other decor. Many track homes will have several model homes in the new subdivision. Once the model homes sell, the furnishings used to show the home would also need to be sold. It is often possible to buy these designer pieces at a fraction of the cost of new. They can give your home the look of a professional designer at a discount price.
Whether you are furnishing a new home or redecorating your existing home, there are many things that you can do that cause the home to have a fresh look. Remember to take time to browse magazines and websites for great ideas that would look nice in your home. If necessary, be willing to pay a professional for a consultation, while you still do all the work for yourself. Do not forget that there are many possibilities where you can save money on new furnishings, including the furnishings used to show model homes in new subdivisions. With planning and work, you can transform your home into a place of comfort and beauty.