The year is almost over and January will see many of us looking forward to a new year and a fresh start. The New Year often inspires us to make changes, and our home interiors are no exception. Here are three reasons why redesigning your room is a good idea.
Refresh the Atmosphere
Changing your home decor, or even just rearranging the layout of your furniture, can breathe new life into your living or working space.
This is particularly crucial for those of us who work from home some or all of the time. Sitting in the same spot, looking at the same four walls is not only boring, but it can also be bad for creativity, productivity, and mental wellbeing.
A carefully considered workspace that’s updated and refreshed regularly, helps us work better and can even lower stress levels.
Switching up your home’s interior design doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul if you haven’t got the time or budget for one. A simple rearrangement of furniture, a new colour palette, an updated storage system, or the addition of a couple of framed prints or houseplants, can all work just as well.
Adapt to Evolving Needs
Redesigning your room isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s also about functionality. We’re all growing and evolving and our circumstances are continually changing as our lives do. Whether it’s our relationships, our family size or dynamics, our hobbies, interests, or work requirements, our home interiors need to evolve along with us to meet our changing needs.
Maximise the space you have available by optimising storage in your bedroom as your needs change and creating multifunction areas in your home that serve more than one purpose. For example, a playroom that can also be used as a guest room, a home office that doubles as a home gym, or a dining room that can also be used for entertaining.
Interior design is a powerful form of self-expression. Unlike our outfits, which we can easily change daily depending on our mood, our home interiors are often more fixed, and yet, most of us will spend just as much time in them as we do in our clothes!
Refreshing the decor or furnishings in your home allows you to reflect on your personal growth and showcase your personality and where you are in your life right now. It might not be practical to switch up your interior design as frequently as you might like, but there are small choices you can make, about the colours of rugs or cushions, and the crockery you use, that all become an expression of who you are that particular point in time. Upcycling and repurposing items is another great way to refresh your home’s interior on a budget, as is buying secondhand.
Growing children and teenagers’ tastes and needs can change rapidly as they age. When decorating teen bedrooms, choose design elements that will stand the test of time, even if their identity changes dramatically!
Whether you’re at the minimalist or maximalist end of the interior design spectrum, the items you choose to surround yourself with tell the world who you are so it’s important that you feel they accurately reflect you.