Some people love remodeling their homes and like to shake things up regularly, other people prefer to get their house exactly right and then will not remodel again for many years. And then there is a third category of homeowners who almost dread remodeling their homes.
It could be that they do not like to have to make big decisions, they feel like there are too many options, or they worry about the time commitments or the cost. The truth is that redecorating your home can be a fun activity for the entire family, even if you tend to be in the third category… and Commomy is here to help make the process fun and easy!
Follow these super simple tips to make your next home renovation a fun experience for everyone involved.
Step One: Deep Clean
There are a couple of reasons why you should start with a deep clean of your home. First, it will help your renovations have a bigger impact. You can also use this time to figure out what functional changes you might want to make. If you have a corner of your bathroom where clothes always seem to get piled on the floor, you might rearrange and put a small shelf or clothing hamper there. If your blinds always collect dust, it might be time to find curtains that will match your new look. Starting with cleaning will help make sure your house is ready for big changes as well. For example, if you are using peel and stick wall panels, you will need to start with a clean surface. (Check out our website for more information on how to properly prep your walls for Commomy peel and stick wall tiles in our Installation Guide!)
Make sure to involve the entire family in the cleaning process. This will allow everyone to work together, share ideas about functional changes, and get all members of the household excited about the remodel.
Step Two: Pick Out Your Style
Think about how you want your room to feel when you are done, what the function of the room will be, and consider different styles of decor that you like. If you want the room to feel peaceful and calm, you should consider colors that evoke a peaceful feeling. If you are redecorating your living room and you want it to be a place where people sit and talk, think about creating a space that invites discussion, such as chairs that face each other or a TV that converts into a painting when not in use.
You also should consider how often you like to redecorate a room. If you want the remodel to last for the next ten years, you might consider looks that are more neutral and classic, such as brick wall panels or a simple faux marble tile pattern. However, if you love to change your space on a regular basis, you might want to pick super trendy looks, such as floral wall decals. There is no right or wrong answer, your space should be whatever suits you and your family.
If you are going for a timeless look, be sure to check out the 3D Peel and Stick Wall Tiles by Commomy. The simple and easy-to-use design allows you to completely restyle your room with realistic panels that look and feel like the real thing. The options include tiles, bricks, distressed wood, stone, and vintage art. And best of all, the 3D Peel and Stick Wall Tiles bring you the style of these materials at a fraction of the cost!
Step Three: Biggest Changes First
Tackle the biggest changes first. If your remodel involves anything structural, start there! This includes any changes to flooring, walls, or painting. Not only do these big changes make the biggest impact, but they will be easiest to achieve when your home has already been deep cleaned. If you have children, let them help you with these big tasks in a safe and fun way. Commomy wall panels feature a peel and stick design, so older children can help with the placement. Involving everyone in the process allows the entire family to be proud of the job once it is done. Young children tend to love helping with important tasks and this is a great way to bond and build memories.
Step Four: Organize Your Existing Furniture and Decor Items
Once you have completed the big projects, you should organize your decor items that you already own. What things fit with the new style? Decide what still works and what you want to incorporate into the finished room. Make sure any items going back into the room have also been deep cleaned so the room gets a truly fresh start. Any items that do not fit with the new style can be moved to another room, stored, or donated.
Step Five: Fill in Any Gaps
Once you have completed the biggest changes and laid out all your decor items that still match the room, you should be able to see what you will need. If you need big furniture, such as a couch or dining room table, you should start with those items. Just like with the flooring and walls, the biggest changes should happen first. Once you have your big items and furniture placed, finish the room with smaller items that coordinate with your new style. You can add finishing touches to the room including pictures and paintings, decorations, and even Commomy wall decals. Again, make sure to involve the entire family in this step as well. Allowing everyone to give input will help make your house feel like home and keep your project fun!
Bonus Tip: Take a Before and After Picture of Your Project
Snap a couple of pictures of the room before you begin your renovation project. This picture can serve as a reference point if you need to remember how you had something before, but it also shows just how far you came. Once you have finished your project, you might even want to post the before and after pictures on social media to share your room’s new look with friends!
Remodeling a room can be a fun way to freshen up your home. Just make sure you start with a deep clean, work from the biggest projects down to the smallest, and involve all members of your family. What are some of the most fun and interesting changes you have made in your house? Have you used a Commomy peel and stick wall tile as part of your renovation? Comment below, we would love to hear from you!