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Redecorating 101: Get ready to transform a room

23 May 2022

A home can often feel like an unfinished project. We are always seeking new ways to improve or revamp them to suit our tastes and make us feel all the more at home.

How we make these improvements, however, can be done in a whole host of different ways depending on time and budget. This can include getting new furniture, installing a new kitchen, putting up new curtains or simply redecorating your walls.

Redecorating 101: get ready to transform a room

The latter tends to be the more popular choice as it often comes with a cheaper cost and can be a fun activity in which the whole family can take part, but it’s said that many people will redecorate in some way at least twice every eight years.

If that time is coming up for you then you’ll want to know the ins and outs of redecorating. Read on to find out more about how to approach such a project.

Choose your vibe

When we decide to redecorate, it’s usually down to being bored with the current colour scheme or feeling like a change of atmosphere. Deciding on the new vibe for the room is likely to be the most exciting part. This will underpin how you feel when you enter the space, so it’s an important choice.

To create a calming atmosphere, you may opt for a green colour scheme that symbolises calmness and quiet. For a more confident choice, however, you could try ‘Very Peri’, named the Colour of the Year by Pantone. This bold and creative hue might be the perfect match for your personality.


It’s no secret that redecorating can cost a pretty penny and so it’s important that we consider our finances before spending any money. A good way to figure out if it’s financially viable for redecoration is to use the 50-30-20 rule, which suggests how much of your post-tax income should be spent on what. It looks like this:

  • 50% on essentials, e.g. food and bills.
  • 30% on leisure, e.g. holidays, gym memberships or, in this case, redecorating.
  • 20% put into savings.


Now that you know your budget, you can begin to plan for the redecoration. Venture out to the many paint stores within the UK and compare colours and styles to find the right one for you. Once you find that shade, ensure that you’ve bought enough of it. There’s nothing worse than running out mid-stroke.

Revisit your finances

Now that you have decorated your walls and the room is looking more vibrant than ever, revisit your finances. If you have funds left over then you may choose to add further new features to the room. This could include furnishings that match your new colour scheme or new ornaments for smaller budgets.

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