Tips to Make Your Redecorating Process a Smoother One

Tips to make your redecorating process a smoother one

There are different ways to redecorate and arrange your room. You may already have some room redecoration ideas or have downloaded apps for redecorating a room. While all of these will help, it can consume more time than you plan to spend.

How often should you redecorate?

How often you should redecorate is largely up to two things:

  1. your personal preference
  2. budget

Taking the time to redecorate can help liven the look and feel of your space.

These days, when you go online to get tips on how to best go about your redecorating project, you get tons of ideas, lots of tips, and before you know it, you’re spending so much time reading and compiling inspirations.

So, here at Styled by Collings, we came up with phases to make your redecorating process a smoother one:

  • Planning
  • Organisation
  • Design file


Like all major projects we want to tackle, redecorating either a room or the entire house requires that we set aside time to plan for it. While it’s fun to be spontaneous every now and then, it saves resources and time when we plan what we need to do.

To keep yourself on track, you can create a schedule that plots milestones. First one could be your research time; the second one can be spent in compiling design and layout inspirations. Your third milestone could be canvassing and buying the materials needed for your redecorating project (if any) and then the fourth (possibly the final)  milestone is the start of the redecorating project itself.



Once you’re done planning, the next step is organising. It’s not just about your schedule, you also have to make sure what you want to do on the rooms that you will redecorate. What will the themes be? Are you going to buy new furniture or accessories for each space? Will you change the layout of the rooms?

You have to make sure that your furniture and accessories are covered to keep them safe from damages or spills. Factor in the time you will need to organise the space where you will do the redecoration.

You also have to commit to your timeline and your budget; this way, no time will be wasted for unnecessary stuff and your budget can be maximised.

Design file

Design file

If you’re fond of compiling design inspirations, make sure that you dedicate a time for it and you have a digital space (or a physical design file) where you can collate your chosen designs. This will help you to slowly eliminate other options and choose the one that you will work on.

How long does it take to redecorate?

The amount of time it takes to redecorate a room depends on various factors such as the size, scope, and budget. For example, a small living space may only take a few days or weeks to complete. On the other hand, larger projects with more detailed design elements can last months or even years.

When redecorating a large area, it is important to break down the steps into smaller actionable items such as furniture replacement or adding accents. The phases mentioned above will be helpful in your redecorating process.

Redecorating your home can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be time-consuming if you don't have the help of experienced interior designers. They can take your ideas and create a plan for how to bring them to life in the most efficient way possible. Through their expert advice and eye for unique design, they can help you stay within budget while creating a space that is sure to show off your individual style. With their assistance, you can ensure that your redesign looks beautiful yet still meets all of your goals—from functionality to aesthetic appeal.

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