How to Refresh a Room
Ready to refresh a room in your home this year? Whether you're just changing up the paint and pillows or want to do a full renovation, we'll help you prepare with our 7 Steps to Get Remodel Ready series. Sign up here to get the full series, as well as free printables to help you plan!
Ready? Here we go!
Choose a Room
The first step to refresh a room is to pick a room to refresh. If you don't know where to start, take a walk-through of your home and note the things that bug you. Is it the messy pile of shoes that always accumulates in the entryway? The master bathroom that doesn't have enough space for you and your spouse to maneuver in the mornings? Are you tired of the disfunction in the kids' playroom, or the lack of style in the living room?
If you have too many spaces you want to remodel (and trust us, we know the feeling), then just pick one. You can choose the room that bugs you the most, the room that guests see the most, or the room you have a budget to remodel. But for the sake of your budget, your time and your sanity, work to refresh a room at a time, instead of all at once.
Create a Room Vision
Next you'll create a vision for this refresh. This is the fun part—you get to dream! Start with what bugs you. What's dysfunctional about the room? Whether it's the layout and flow, the color scheme and style, or the organization and function, write down what needs to change. Those will be your priorities.
Did we mention that we have a printable to help you with this? Don't forget to sign up for the email series to get it!
Finally, consider the feelings you want this room to evoke. If it's a bedroom, maybe you want it to feel luxurious and private. For a living room, maybe it's inviting and family-friendly. You'll use this vibe vision to make sure you're on track as you pick the elements that will refresh a room in your house.
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Victoria is the brand leader and editor of American Farmhouse Style. She shapes the editorial direction of the brand, both through the physical magazine and digitally on the brand’s website and social media platforms. As a home décor enthusiast and DIYer herself, she knows what a little paint and patience can do for a room! Victoria is also a wife and mom to two little ones: one on earth and one in heaven. With any (not so spare) time, she devours book and dabbles in fiction writing. You can follow her on Instagram @victoriavanvlear