Have you ever looked around your room and felt lost, knowing something was off but not knowing what it was? Are you constantly re-arranging your furniture because it just doesn't seem to work quite right?
I've been there. And I know that it gets even harder when you are considering knocking down some walls and totally re-working a space. Suddenly the furniture placement is not as obvious. Where will the walkways go? The TV? Where will you hang your photos or place your console table?
It's a pain to re-arrange tables and chairs and rugs a few times until you get it right - but imagine moving a wall after you JUST moved it - that's not happening. It needs to be right the first time. And that requires... ta-da... a PLAN.
For a makeover design with "WOW", you need a plan that works.
(psst, we have one for you!)
It's easy to become overwhelmed with the number of options out there. Today we're going to FOCUS and BREAK IT DOWN to get to the heart of the problem - because you don't have the time to be wasting on bad solutions.
Here are the steps to redesign any room:
1. Use our Room Planner worksheet to identify who will be using the space (connections), how you want to feel (mood), and how it needs to function (needs).
2. Use our Room Inventory worksheet to assign a category to every item in your room: stay, fix, or go.
All you have to do is walk around humming the lyrics to the Clash song and you'll be fine. Try to be ruthless. If something does not align with the connections, mood, or needs of a space it should not be there. If you truly love it, put it in another room. If you don't, donate it.
3. Use our Room Designer worksheet to draw out a plan.
You can use this so that one of the larger squares = 12" and each of the smaller squares is 3" square. If you do that you can draw a space up to 8' x 8' on one page. You can also Break it in half so that each small square is 6" x 6". This will allow you to draw a maximum space of 16' x 16' on one page. If you need more space, and don't mind drawing small, making each square be 12" x 12" will give you a 32' x 32' space on one page.
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