Home Decoration 101: Tips to Turn Your House into a Living Haven

There is no place like home.

Home is your haven away from the rest of the world. It is the place you spend the most time with your family for safety, comfort, and relaxation. There is no stressing how much a home means. However, you may find yourself wishing you were somewhere different.

This may happen if your house is jumbled and full of a mess that makes it hard to think of it as your peaceful place of rest. It can be challenging for you to like your home if your stuff is all over.

But it does not have to get this overwhelming.

You can always reclaim your place and transform your house into a living haven. You can decorate your home to create a place that resonates with your personality and reflects your values and preferences. Do you want to know how?

Here are tips to help you make your home a place of joy and happiness.

How to Transform Your House into a Living Haven

Ask yourself these questions before you think of decorating your home:

  • What Is The Purpose Of Your Home?

A home should more than just paint and décor. It is a place that houses your daily activities and family. Therefore, you need to align your home décor and furnishing with your priorities. But to get this right, you have to set your priorities and honor them.

Do you want your home to be your place of worship? Is your home functioning as an office? Do you want to enhance the house for safety? What activities happen at home? Find out what is the purpose of your home and start making it look the part.

Your home will look at its best when your activities are aligned with purpose. Therefore, ensure your home décor and furnishing reflects its purpose. 

  • What Sentimental Touches Do You Want To Add To Your Home?

Expensive furnishing and décor do not make your house a living haven. Your house will look the part when it has your personal touch and makes you feel welcome. Ensure your home décor act as sentimental reminders of what brings your joy.

If you are on a tight budget, it will help if you become a little creative. Think of old tabletops as picture frames for your family photos. You can also make your unused wine glasses into candleholders.

Use your space to tell family stories. Make your décor unfold the truth of the people who live in your home.

If you have all the answers to these two questions, you are ready to start your redecoration. Again, you need a guide to make it worthwhile. Follow these four simple steps to decorate your house:

  1. Start Small

You cannot do everything simultaneously, especially when it is about revamping your space. Make a working routine and start one room at a time. It is advisable to start with the smaller rooms. This will give you some momentum without overwhelming you with cleaning and arranging larger rooms.

Accordingly, you do not have to finish an entire room before moving to the next. Feel free to let a room evolve gradually. A home makeover may take time. Focus on what you can change first; the rest will fall in place with time.

  1. Identify Problem Areas

It is easier to decorate your space if you know the problem. Think about what is driving you crazy and not working for you. If it is clutter, identify how you can remove it. If pieces of furniture are in shambles, plan how you can arrange them.

Always make a list of all problem areas in the house. Also, list the functions you want every space to serve.

  1. Decide on a Style

How do you want your home to look like? Take time to think about how you can describe your style. Consider what you want to make it feel like for your family and guests.

Do you want to transform your home into a welcoming, bright, and lively place? Perhaps you want a cozy look. Use your style to make interior decoration decisions.

  1. Collect ideas

By now, you should know what you want to change and how you want your home to be. The last step would be finding the right ideas. Most people turn to Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. However, you can also go for blogs and interior designers for ideas.

This is where you will create a new board for your home. Start spinning with your list in mind. However, you should keep in mind that too many ideas can be distracting. Go for simple color patterns and DIY designs.

The bottom line

If you ever feel stuck when thinking about how you can decorate your home, consider the following aspects:

  • Decoration takes time and is an ongoing practice. You cannot do everything in a day.
  • You do not have to plan everything before you start.
  • Nothing is ever permanent. You can always redecorate anytime you feel you need a change.
  • You do not have to make your home Pinterest-perfect.
  • Redecoration does not have to be expensive.

Lastly, you can choose to say “one day” and wait, or “day one” and start today.