Moving? Refresh your style as you go

Posted: May 3, 2016

refresh your style

Donating old pieces that you don’t have any use for anymore or are simply tired of and the process of searching for new furniture is exciting.

Here are some tips for using your move to refresh your style. From decluttering your overstuffed living room to picking wall colors that will keep you happy, this guide will get you from tired to refreshed.

Declutter as you go

Moving provides a great opportunity to purge your belongings. As you pack up your life, take note of the items that bring you joy when you see or touch them: those are the keepers. Throw out, donate, or sell the items you can live without. Find a local charity shop and be sure to sell what you think might get you a bit of cash for the next home-decorating spree.

Using your moving date as a finish line for your decluttering endeavours can help you to streamline your daily life while improving your surroundings. While packing up your things, be sure to go through everything just to be on the safe side. Often when we move, we find items that we didn’t even know we had. Use this time wisely and begin decluttering as you go.

You will discover that you probably don’t need everything you find, and decluttering can also make it so that you don’t have to pack as much. By bringing only your favourite possessions with you to your new home, you start the process of creating a livable and comfortable space.  Why not get rid of the things that are just crowding you and creating work? You have an opportunity to start afresh, so don’t bring back items that are just going to gather dust in your new home.

Pick the perfect paints

The colour of your walls in your new home is essential.  Look for colours that calm you or inspire your creativity. Different hues of blue can be calming and stress-reducing, and a pale yellow for example can inspire brightness and creativity.

The 2016 colour pallet

The 2016 palette is a dreamy collection of soothing, delicate shades of soft pastels that are a charming assortment of misty-coloured, comforting colours.

But these definitely aren’t the pastels of the past. The 2016 colours are more natural and pigment-infused than the popular shades of the ’80s, offering a subdued yet vibrant expression, muddied yet rich, and subtle yet strong.

Rethink what you already own

Do you have a small end table that you love but you know won’t work in your new space?  Maybe it will work as a quirky bedside table or you can combine it with a great new find that will work in another room. The possibilities are endless, especially when you are first getting started. Why not upcycle, re-working pieces of furniture to suit your new home.  Try Up Cycle That for some great ideas.

Storage is your best friend

Are you downsizing for a couple of years but you know you are going to get back into a larger place eventually? That beautiful wardrobe that you love? Store it. Find a place with climate control so you know the material won’t get broken down or mouldy. You will be happy to have it when you have the space again.

When you do move, get professional help

Removal companies can be a serious asset when you are looking to make some changes. They can do all the heavy lifting and logistical planning, while you get to focus on fun: buying new furniture, designing your new rooms and getting rid of tired pieces.