Questions To Ask Yourself Before Redecorating

It is fair to say that all homeowners have their own individual taste and style when it comes to home decor and, for this reason, when purchasing a new property in London, many will need to spend some time redecorating. It is highly unlikely that the interior design of every single room in your new house will be what you want and you will therefore need to redecorate these spaces so that they are more ‘you’.

Thankfully, when redecorating you have the ability to completely transform a space and it isn’t actually as difficult as you may think to do so independently. Of course, in order to make sure that the finished interior design is perfect, you will have lots of things to think about before you head to a DIY shop. So, to help any homeowners who are wanting to redecorate their home, no matter which room you’re starting with, here are a few questions to always ask yourself.

What do I dislike about the room currently?

This is the best question that you can ask yourself. Take some time to look at the room you’re going to decorate and highlight what it is that you dislike currently, whether this is the colour scheme, the layout or anything else. Once you’re aware of the particular things you’re not keen on, you can ensure that you’re changing these when planning the new design for the room.

How am I going to use the space?

It is always important to know the purpose of a space before you redecorate too. Say you’re redecorating your living room, will this be a family chill-out zone or somewhere that you entertain friends? This intended use will go on to influence a lot of the decisions you make further down the line. So, always ensure that you know how the room will be used on a regular basis.

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Which colour scheme is best for the space?

Choosing a colour scheme is one of the biggest decisions to make and you should think carefully about what will work best in the space. Why not visit a paint shop in London to look at some different colours in person and get some samples that you can try on the walls you’re painting. Always remember, light can make a huge difference to the look of a colour.

Are there any trends that I really like?

Many people turn to the internet and magazines for inspiration when redecorating and it is worthwhile considering if there are any particular trends that you like at the moment. There are many amazing interior design trends and you should think carefully and realistically about what works for you, your family and the space that you’re wanting to transform.


Will the new decor be timeless?

Whilst thinking about trends, you also need to think ahead to the future. Ideally, you shouldn’t need to decorate again for a few years, so make sure that the interior design you’re planning is also timeless. In particular, focus on big things such as colour scheme in this regard as smaller elements, like decorative accessories, are much easier to change.

What is my budget for redecorating?

This is always an important question to ask yourself. Before going to a local DIY shop in Clapham to get everything you need, be sure to think about your budget and how much you want to spend. Knowing a figure from the outset and keeping it in mind throughout will help you to ensure that you don’t run out of money halfway through the job.

Redecorating the rooms in your new property

Hopefully, when taking the time to answer all of the questions above, you will be able to ensure that the finished look of the room you’ve transformed is exactly what you’d hoped for. It goes without saying that these initial design stages are just as important as the decorating stages and they really shouldn’t be overlooked. You can guarantee that you will thank yourself in the long run for taking the time to plan before going to a home improvements/paint shop.

When redecorating a new property in London, be sure to visit the Decor Express website or our local Clapham store. We are a one-stop-shop for all of your decorating needs and you can guarantee that we will be able to provide you with all of the essentials that you need to complete the job to the highest standard. A member of our friendly team will always be on hand to assist you when required too, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.