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6 Perfect Excuses to Redecorate

A change in scenery every now and then can be useful for any of us. A change in surroundings, even a relatively minor one, can have a profound impact on our overall mood. Many people also find that a change in scenery can inspire them creatively. This is something that all of us have experienced when we go on holiday. Most people never think to look for a similarly transformative experience within their own home, but it is entirely achievable.

There are always going to be many reasons not to redecorate. It costs a lot of money, it's hard work, it means you can't use your home properly while work is underway; the list is endless. But many of these perceived barriers are in fact mere misconceptions, and they shouldn't keep you from giving your living space a basic makeover if you haven't changed things up in a while.

Here are some of the best reasons why you should be open to the idea of giving your place a makeover.

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It Doesn't Have to be Expensive
It's completely up to you how extensively you redecorate, and the cost of redecorating will depend on how extensive your redecoration is. When many people think of redecorating, they envisage something very time-consuming and expensive. But it only has to be that way if you want it to be.

Sometimes, just changing up a single room can be enough to make a difference. In fact, dividing your home up into rooms and tackling them one at a time is often the most cost-effective strategy to use to give your entire home a makeover. Don't put off undertaking any redecoration just because you think it's unaffordable, you can find plenty of great ideas over at freshideas.co.uk where you can freshen up your interior with new blinds or wallpaper.

When you are forced to work under a strict budget, there are some great ways of keeping your costs down. One of the best ways of ensuring that you are spending as little as possible is to go DIY. You can find plenty of great DIY ideas from Fresh Ideas, as well as plenty of inspiration for how to go about to rest of your home renovation projects.

A Lifestyle Change
Whether you are moving in with a significant other, getting a new pet, or undergoing any other kind of significant life change, it's the perfect excuse to start making the adjustments to your home that you have always wanted to make. There are some scenarios in which a change in lifestyle necessitates a change in the home to match. Whatever the reason, don't let the opportunity pass you by!

For example, maybe you have spent your whole adult life with hand-me-down furniture from your parents. Take this opportunity to finally put your own individual stamp on your home. You might be amazed at just how much of a difference it makes to be surrounded by furniture that you have picked out yourself. It makes the place feel like a real home in a way that nothing else will.


Looking for Other Homes and Finding Nothing
If you find yourself always looking at what new homes are on the market, but never actually seriously looking into taking one on, this might be a sign that it's time to redecorate. Sometimes, we feel as if we are unhappy in our surroundings and assume straight away that the problem must be our home. However, in many cases, the real culprit isn't the home at all, but our decor.

When we are exposed to the same things every day, we stop noticing them. What are often supposed to be temporary decorating decisions end up becoming permanent. Over time, all the little imperfections and flaws in our homes add up and slowly turn us against our surroundings.

But often, a new house isn't what is needed at all. Instead, try completely rearranging your home and seeing if there isn't some configuration of it that you can actually enjoy.

You're Feeling Uninspired
You don't have to be someone working in a creative industry to be prone to periods where you feel completely uninspired. When this happens, it can make day to day life seem a little bit more boring. It isn't always easy to inspire yourself again, in fact, it can be very frustrating to try and do so continuously. But giving your home a bit of redecoration, or even just rearranging some of what you have there already, is a tried and tested method for getting those creative juices flowing again.

In addition to rearranging your existing furniture to try and give rooms a new feel, there are a number of simple things you can do to give the colour scheme an overhaul while you're at it. The most obvious way of changing the feel of a room through the use of colour would be to paint it. However, decorating an entire room is time-consuming and challenging to do well. Fortunately, there are some other low-cost ways of changing the ambient colours in a room.

For example, you can make use of blankets, throws, or even just pieces of fabric, hung around your room to completely alter the ambience throughout. Another cost-effective way of changing the way a room feels through colour is to use furniture in a shade that compliments the rest of the room.

Evolving a New Style
Many of us have our own tastes and preferences when it comes to internal decorating. When it comes to decorating our first few properties, experimenting is a big part of the fun, but many of us stop experimenting relatively quickly. At this point, we develop a consistent style, which we stick to rigidly when we are decorating our homes in the future. Before long, we don't even notice how our decorative tastes are no longer changing and evolving.

However, it's never too late to rediscover the magic that comes with developing your own style and experimenting with new ideas. There's a good chance that you will come out the other side of it with an even more refined approach to your usual style.

You're Jealous!
Maybe you have some close friends, or even a family member, who has recently moved into their (or, worse, your) dream home. Having witnessed the paradise that they now inhabit, you can't help but be incredibly jealous of the style and comfort of their newfound lifestyle. Well, you can do something similar for yourself!

You might not have the resources right now to literally buy a new home, but you may have the resources to transform yours. This can be a very cathartic experience, it'll leave you feeling less envious, and you can even incorporate the aspects you most covet from your friend's dream home.

Redecorating your home can be a great experience. Not only do you get to experiment with changing the look and feel of your living space, but you also get to develop your own decorative style and test with new ideas. There are even positive psychological benefits to redecorating. It can improve your mood and even reduce feelings of stress. Don't be put off giving your home that long overdue renovation by the cost either. With even some basic DIY, you can accomplish a lot on your own.

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