Couple choosing a new interior designA lot of homeowners are stuck in a decorating rut. They have been sitting on the same room design for years, ‘redoing’ things, but only ending up with the same look and feel of the space. The result? A room that has missed aesthetic appeal potential.

Here is how you can break out of that styling rut and make your space visually appealing and inviting again:

Look for inspiration online

One reason you are in a creative rut is you simply have run out of ideas. You may have experimented so well in the past until it came to a point where it felt as if you have tried out everything already. There is an easy fix to this: Go online.

There are so many inspirations on Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube. There are even apps that let you design virtually. And while you are on the web, you can also scour for living room and bedroom furniture online. Easy shopping. No lines. Less hassle.

Pick one room

Are you afraid to experiment? This is good sometimes, as it keeps you from jumping right away into crazy design trends that would soon fizzle out — but you can only wait and hold out for so long. Design is evolving, your tastes and preferences are changing, and so should your space.

What you can do to address this fear of experimenting is to start small. Pick one room to re-design and choose one corner there. Then, introduce a new piece of furniture. Take baby steps.

Clear the space

White couch and curtain in a living roomIt is hard to redecorate a space when it is already filled up with stuff. But when you have a clean slate, it gives you the chance to reimagine the space. So, bit by bit, take out some things in the room and then go back to the basics of interior design principles. From there, build your space. Just think of the minimalist interiors.

Decorating rut happens to all homeowners, even to those who have mastered the art of design. When you have hit a wall, remember these tips to bust out of that rut.

Choose core colours

Pick two colours that you would like to be the dominant shades in your space. Then, make sure to stick with these so that you will not have to choose again later on. Use these two colours mainly on your walls, floors and large furniture. After this, decide on up to three accent colours, which can still pop out against your core colours. Utilise these accent colours for your fabric accessories.

Decorating rut happens to all homeowners, even to those who have mastered the art of interior design. When you have hit a wall, remember these tips to bust out of that rut. Keep in mind how you want your home to look and feel like, and you will see yourself moving out of that decorating rut.

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