Asking the right questions when it comes to decorating…….

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When it comes to redecorating your home, are you going to change it for the better? Or is going to a mere memory of ‘what was I thinking’ in years to come. With innumerable possible interior decorating ideas it is easy to be swallowed up and spat out.

The trick to interior design is planning, sounds obvious when you really think about it, and yet a whopping 65% of us are unhappy with the end results, even if the fault remains in their own hands. The secret is simple ask yourself all the right questions before you rush into a shopping spree, of colour clashes and unsuitable furniture. So what are the questions you need to be asking yourselves and do they apply to everyone and every room?

Firstly you need to write down every aspect of the intended functionality, whether it is designed to be upbeat and cheerful, or whether you prefer a tranquil room that serves only purpose – to be a silent hideaway.

Most importantly what is your budget, there is really no need throwing your money away in the name of fashion, when you can get your dream room for half the cost.

Who is going to use the room? Achieving perfection will be short lived with little terrors running about the house, causing expensive damages, so instead choose to go with child friendly furniture, for both your sake and theirs. Plus children come with lots of toys, so buying storage boxes that complement the room, is essential to creating your dream room.

Do you consider yourself to be house proud or low maintenance? Striving for precision is harder than settling with comfort and purpose. However excellence leads way for the WOW factor, whereas cosiness simply gets the nod of approval.

Of course you may be chasing that dream you have had since a certain age, or recreating that special place where the best memories were concocted. It is hard to fulfil the vision you have created, because your mind is extraordinary and with it, comes ideas that just are not fabricated yet: for those who are searching for that certain room, with a certain look…. create it yourself, make your home unique!

Crucially… do your ideas match your personality? It may seem like a good idea at the time, but when the paint is dry, and the furniture positioned the only thing you will be left with is a hoe, in your wallet and disappointment in the heart. Make it look like your house, not just a 8ft picture of a catalogue home.

Finally is the ambience….. Do you want a calm and harmonious home or a bold statement to others? This all depends on whether you are a laid-back person, or someone who endeavours for power and money.

These are just a few questions that we rarely ask ourselves when it comes to renovating residential interiors. However there are many other factors that need to be considered before the bank cards become overdrawn.

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