Another year, another long list of resolutions that are typically broken by January 18th. Let’s be honest – good intentions aren’t quite the same as actually following through with them!
The thing is though, get it right with your resolutions this year and they can actually be pretty enjoyable to keep. Not all of them, of course. But when it comes to interior decoration, why not make 2018 the year you transform your interiors for the better?
If planning to go ahead with any kind of decorating in 2018 – minor or major – this list is for you. A brief roundup of some of our favorite ‘vows’ you might want to consider for the year ahead. And we categorically swear that none of them are nearly as nasty as giving up candy or cupcakes for the next twelve months!
Not convinced? Read on and you just might be:
I shall only decorate my home with things I genuinely love
Kicking off with a biggie, rule number one for the new year should be refusing to compromise. Whether painting, papering, furnishing or anything else, it’s all about quality and appeal. If you don’t love it, leave it. Zero compromise and only the things you really love this year.
I resolve to commit to a color scheme
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be an artist or a professional painter to get to grips with color schemes. In fact, all you need is an internet connection and few minutes to seek inspiration online. Coordinating colors around the home is easy and can make a big difference. Though it all of course starts with those all important interior wall colors – Homm CPS can point you in the right direction, if in need of a little help.
I will take a color risk
What do we mean by ‘color risk’? In short, the use of any interior paint color that takes you out of your comfort zone. Depending on your current standards, a color risk could be something as simple as switching the usual brilliant-white out for some kind of grey. Pretty wild, right? Seriously though, the great thing about interior painting is that there’s so much room for experimentation. Take a risk, see if it works for you and if not, repaint it a different color. Zero loss, potentially huge gain.
I will remember that less can be more
Creating an interior masterpiece doesn’t necessarily have to mean complicating things. In fact, usually the opposite turns out to be the case. From the color scheme you choose to the way you complement things with furniture to ornaments and accessories etc., less can and often is more. What’s more, simply by repainting your interior walls a different shade, you can effectively transform the look, feel and appeal of a room in an instant.
I promise not to rush the decorating process
Given that you probably spend a fair amount of time in your home…as most of us do…it simply makes sense to create an interior look and feel you can enjoy. Hence, there’s nothing to gain from rushing the decorating process. Even if you can’t stand decorating, this isn’t a good enough reason to compromise the quality and appeal of your interiors. Take your time, make it work and if you can’t…call the experts!
I won’t use limited funds as an excuse
Believe it or not, a very limited budget doesn’t necessarily exclude you from quality home improvements. It perhaps just means you’ll have to do things one step at a time, or focus on the simple yet hugely effective jobs that don’t cost a lot. One of which being a fresh coat of paint. There are countless ways you can get creative with your interiors, without having to overspend. So no more excuses this year!
I will focus on quality over quantity
Self-explanatory, really. Interior design and décor carried out with substandard products in abundance never yields satisfying results. By contrast, a few high-quality tweaks and improvements here and there really can make all the difference in the world.
I will ask the experts
Last but not least, when embarking on an interior painting or improvement job of any kind, what’s the harm in first asking the experts if and how they could help? The answer – no harm at all. Especially considering that in many instances, a pro paint job can be cheaper than forking out for all the gear you’ll need and doing it yourself. Seriously – better results for a lower price!
So before grabbing a brush and getting started, give the Homm CMS team a call and see what kind of deals we can cut…you might be in for a pleasant surprise!