This summer seems like the perfect summer to take chances with your deigns. Have you been feeling a little blah in your house? Or wish that just for once it looked like those we see in Simply Southern? If you’re wondering how to get there, the answer is here! Here’s a few tips from us interior design experts that’ll take your house to the next level in 5 days.
Clean, Purge, etc.
We’re sorry about this one, but in order to get the cleanliness of a model home, you’re going to have to walk in and around every room in the house with a trash bag (or maybe a few) and throw out any unmatched decor or useless items that are laying around. Try to be unsentimental about this, it makes the whole process go quicker; at the end of the day, you’ll feel amazing, like a great weight was just taken off your shoulders.
Time for the Bins
Now that the unnecessary stuff is gone, we bet you found a lot of items out of place. Today is designated to designate everything to a spot. To do this, you’ll need lots of bins and maybe even a label maker. Our pro tip: be creative when it comes to your storage and labels. Today leaves no time for the usual clear plastic bins. Make a trip to your local Homegoods, TJMaxx, or Micheals and pick up various sets that’ll uniquely match each room in your house; just be sure to keep them within similar tones to unify the house. There are even labels made to match every personality and size needed, so feel free to vary up the look with those then keep the bins simple.
This is the Fun Part
Time to decide what style best suits your house! Take to day to scroll through Pinterest, Houzz, or scour hashtags that interest you on Instagram. If you’re new to the whole social media scene, better get used to it today. Look up “boho, country chic, or beach house design” on Pinterest and Houzz to immerse yourself into these style ideas, then narrow your favorite from there by screenshotting or adding the picture to your account. Don’t be afraid to not like something! Something we always tell our clients is that “no’s” are a lot more helpful than “yes’s.” This will define your space, making it more catered to your true style rather than just copying a staged picture.
Source Your Style
When it comes to choosing what you want, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Some of the best ways to do this are turn to a certified designer (like A.Clore Interiors 😉 to head the buying and installation, which frees you from the stress of the two last, sometimes least fun, steps. The benefits of doing this is getting the items for wholesale price, access to designer-only available collections, and assurance that your project will come out looking picture perfect. Check our services page for more information! Other than this, ask neighbors and friends whose houses you admire where they went. Pinterest also now has a shop feature that leads you right to the checkout cart for the item pictured that you need. And last but not least, tour your local furniture stores and look online for deals for easy shopping.
Execute and Relax
Whether it was a small project or large renovation you planned, coordinating and placing everything can be tricky. Taking it one room at a time helps, like one room a day. This timeline will assure everything gets done efficiently; by planning this around shipment dates and availability, it’ll get done smoother. Be creative when placing the furniture, maybe follow the footprint of a room picture that you admire. But by choosing your own things, this will keep the candor of your house.
We hope this simplistic timeline will help motivate you to take a second look at your living quarters this summer. If any assistance is needed, be sure to ring into our studio! Happy designing!
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