Sometimes we get the idea of wanting to switch things up in our home, but they stay just that – ideas. If that's the case, a little push may be just what you need to get the ball rolling and begin to implement your new, creative ideas into your home.
So, here are 20 reasons it may be time for you to redecorate... but as an enthusiast, did you really need an excuse? :)
1. Your house hasn't changed since you moved in.
If you haven't done anything to your house since you moved in, a redecorating project is definitely overdue. Don't you want to put your own personal stamp on your home and truly make it yours? By doing so, you'll have a space to come home to that reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable and at ease at the end of the day.
2. Your family is growing.
If you're getting ready to welcome a new member of the family, some decorating may be in order. You may be excited to decorate a baby's nursery, or perhaps you're getting ready to switch out your pristine white carpets to something more resistant to the spills kids are prone to. Either way, a new life is a perfect reason to start afresh!
3. Your lifestyle is changing.
Our lives are constantly changing, so it's reasonable to expect to have to change up your home to adapt to new circumstances. Maybe you've made some new friends or started to invite people over more, giving you an opportunity to update the space you entertain in.
4. Someone has moved in.
If someone is moving in – whether a friend, roommate or family member, you might want to ask them how they'd like their new space to look to ensure they feel at home!
5. Someone has moved out.
If someone is moving out of the home, it's time to start over on your own terms. Did they decorate any of your home in a way you didn't like? Replace it with something new that you love!
6. You based your theme on a passing trend.
Trends come and go, so while your ideas may have been a hot topic ten years ago, they may not be so stylish today. Either update with a new trend or go for something timeless.
7. Your home isn't practical for 'real' living.
All white interiors look great, but let's face it – they're not suited to real life. We get messy, things get spilt, dust piles up, leaving your fresh, contemporary interior looking less than perfect. Instead, try out something that's both stylish and practical!
8. The rooms in your home don't flow well.
If you like things a little out there then keep doing what you love, but sometimes it's better to have a home that flows harmoniously from room to room. Doing so will give you a sense of tranquillity and ease.
9. Your current interior is starting to show signs of wear and tear.
If your home is starting to look a little worn down, it's time for a refresh to get everything looking on point. A new slick of paint, some new carpet and an update to your furniture could make it look like a whole new house!
10. Disaster has struck.
If you've been affected by a natural disaster or experienced water or fire damage, getting a whole new look in your home could be integral to helping you move on.
11. You lack inspiration at home.
If you find your interior tiring and uninspiring, you need something new. Try colours and themes that make you feel happy and energised!
12. Your tastes are changing.
We all change throughout our lives, so don't be afraid to admit you're not the same person you were when you decorated. Create something new to fit who you are today.
13. There's an element of your home you strongly dislike.
Not liking your home is a serious problem to consider. Your home is where you spend your free time, create memories and relax after a hard working week. Why would you want to do that in a place you don't find appealing? Take the opportunity to design an interior you won't want to leave!
14. You want to bring your family together.
Redecorating your home as a family could be the perfect way to bond and share ideas. As you discuss what each of you want, you'll learn to share and compromise, resulting in a home that all the family can enjoy equally.
15. You're in need of a summer project.
Similarly, redecorating your home is an ideal project to take on over the summer. If you have no other plans and you're looking for something to do, why not use your time to work on your space?
16. Some money has come your way.
People often state money as a reason not to redecorate, so if you're lucky enough to have had some come your way, why not splurge on creating your dream home?
17. You're planning on moving in the near future.
If you're planning on moving, you may find it easier to sell your home if you redecorate your home in a way that creates a blank canvas for the new owners.
18. You've been scared to try out something new.
It's important not to let fear hold you back, so it's time to stand up to those doubts and start exploring your creative side.
19. Moving isn't an option.
If you feel like something new but aren't in a position to move, redecorating could be just what you need to create the feeling of change.
20. You're simply bored with what you have.
If you're bored, why not redecorate? Simple!
Whether you're trying to justify your itch to make changes within your home or you're simply in need of a little motivation, it's worth taking these points into account.
Are you ready to redecorate your home? We'd love to hear all about your latest thoughts, ideas and plans, so feel free to share them with us in the comments section below!