Need an excuse to start a redecorating project?
Not really, who needs an “excuse” for such things?? But – just in case you do – here are several tried and true reasons that you can turn to in order to convince yourself that it’s time to do a bit of the “out with the old and in with the new.”
Change of Status
Perhaps you took the original swipe at decorating when you were still in or just finishing College. Now, years later, you’ve moved up in your career and can afford some of the finer things in life. This is the perfect excuse to get rid of the things you decorated with that were supposed to do until something better came along. Upgrade your furniture (after all, IKEA is Swedish for “it wasn’t supposed to last this long”), add some unique canvas art, or splurge on a gorgeous area rug. The choice is yours!
You don’t have to go crazy. One or two really nice pieces can completely change the look of an entire room.
Change of Address
Whether you’re just moving into a new home, or you’re preparing to move out of an old one, both are great excuses to spruce up your decorative accessories.
Redecorating in order to sell your home is often referred to as staging, and it can be fun and rewarding, even if you only get to enjoy the finished product until the closing date. Plus, if you really don’t like that old bedroom set… why move it? Just buy a new one and have it delivered to the new house!
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There is no better time to redecorate then when the children have finally moved out.
The items you were afraid to own, because you knew they wouldn’t survive your brood, can now be proudly displayed, at least until the Grandchildren start to visit.
This is what we call Empty Nesting, with STYLE!
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If your children are still living at home, but their bedroom furniture is shaped like a car or the room is still decorated with ballerinas or space ships? It’s definitely time to help them practice expressing their own style – with a little bit of help – by making over their childhood bedroom into an adult living space.
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If you inherited some extraordinary furniture pieces, or came across some unusual finds while going through your parent’s (or grandparent’s) basement or attic, this is the perfect excuse to upgrade your home decor to match.
And the #1 Reason – Because You Can
Do you really need any other reason? One of the great advantages of living in today’s cultural abundance is the ability to change your decor mind whenever you want. It doesn’t even have to be a drastic change, a few colors here and some new artwork there and you can have a completely different home quickly, easily, and for less than you’d expect.