If your home decor style is Traditional...
Your style is timeless and you're not one to be swayed by trends! You love decor inspiration from period dramas, and feel faint when your see a gorgeous window treatment. As a lover of traditional home decor style you prefer darker wood tones, tufted furniture and classic patterns like stripes...
For you, creating a home with a nod to history is important. You like to use good quality antiques over mass-produced furniture. You're head-over-heels for symmetry!
When redecorating, take your space into the 21st century by adding a few modern elements into your traditional style. Try pairing a modern geometric pillow with your tufted sofa for the element of surprise.
“The best rooms have something to say about the people who live in them." — David Hicks
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.