If your home decor style is Mid-Century Modern...
You know how to make the past feel present. As a lover of mid-century modern home decor style you love retro vibes: bar carts and chaises lounges. But you mix them with contemporary pieces, which gives them a new, exciting flavor...
When redecorating, try mixing shapes when choosing your furniture. A rounded dining chair with a rectangular table with angled legs always looks at home in a mid-century modern styled room.
"There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of the future." — Charlotte Moss
Need tips to help you overcome your fear of starting your room makeover? Read on…
If starting a room redesign feels like a whirlpool of stress and self-doubt, you’re not alone, friend. Completely transforming your space is a big time commitment and it can be a big investment, too.
You might be worrying…
… What if I spend all this time and money then get tired of my new room two months later?
… What if it clashes with the current rooms in my home?
… Or what if guests don't feel comfortable?
On top of that, you’ve got a sea of options to choose from. No wonder redecorating feels a little overwhelming.
But luckily there are steps you can take to make it a whole lot easier. The first being...
1. Set the Mood
Begin narrowing down selections for your room makeover by deciding on a mood for the space you're decorating. Ask yourself how you want to feel when you walk in. Maybe you’re after a cozy, comfy living room. Or a calming, relaxing bedroom...
Collect interior design inspiration that aligns with whatever vibe you're after. I LOVE using Pinterest to create an inspiration board for my room designs. You’ll still have an array of options, but you’ll be able to source paint colors, furniture, and accessories with more confidence knowing they suit your aesthetic.
2. Start With a Statement
If you’re decorating a room from scratch, an easy step is to pick a focal point piece of furniture for each room. For a kitchen, maybe you want an eye-catching marble island...
Whatever it is, make sure you genuinely love it. Your focal point should put a smile on your face because odds are you're going to be looking at it a lot. Pick the rest of your décor to compliment that one statement piece. This will help you overcome any room makeover indecision you may be facing. I'm a firm believer in "do what you love" (and make it coordinate)!
3. Experiment with Color and Texture
Color and texture can transform how you feel. It’s science! Each shade has a unique psychological affect. For example, yellow is energizing and works best in kitchens and bathrooms. And blue is calming, which makes it a great pick for bedrooms.
If you want to be bold, try pairing two colors across from one another on the color wheel, like green and purple or orange and blue.
Texture can also add a lot to a room. If you’re going for a warm, inviting vibe, pick soft fabrics like velvet or suede. If you want something more glamorous try upholstery with a metallic sheen.
"Who’s this decorating guru giving me all the tips?" Glad you asked...
Hey there 👋 I’m Christina Dennis, award-winning DIY & decor expert. I've been sharing budget-friendly home decorating ideas online, on TV, and in print since 2009.
With over a decade of experience in home styling and DIYing, I’m well-suited to weigh in on your room makeover decisions and point you down the path towards an inspiring interior.
Looking for a little extra guidance? Check out these resources...
1. Read this blog post where I share how to begin a room makeover in 6 easy steps. This method points me on the path to a professional-looking space every time!
2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel The DIY Mommy where I share weekly videos that will give you DIY ideas for your home, room makeover inspiration, and more home hacks you'll love.
3. Follow me on Instagram. You'll see behind-the-scenes of my latest projects in my Stories, and I love to chat with you about DIYing and decorating in the comments of my posts & in my DMs.
4. Need inspiration? Have a look at my brother's mid-century modern condo that we made over!