Are you looking to update your home but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you need a little design direction for a simple update or you may be starting off with a blank slate in a new home and you’re looking to create an overall cohesive look. Either way, you should consider starting your process with looking at your colors!
I recently learned about color coaching through a close friend and was intrigued by the idea. You can hire a professional consultant to come view your home where they will analyze the colors you currently have and provide you with guidance on how to update your home’s colors. From the conversation I had with my friend and through a bit of research online I discovered that a color consultant or coach is essentially a design professional that will view your home and provide an analytical color palette recommendation for your paint, furniture, and decor.
If you’re looking to refresh the outside of your home for example, they might take the color of your roof and architecture style into consideration and provide appropriate color recommendations. If you’re looking to update the interior, they can offer a color palette for your overall home or different palettes for each room to achieve an overall cohesive look and vibe. They can provide color palette recommendations based on everything in your home, from furniture to small decor, and offer ideas on different ways to update your home.
Whether you call it a color coach, color consultant, or a colorist, seeking professional advice is a great approach to updating your home, as many professionals can analyze your home in less than an hour when it would take you hours or days to do similar research. Individuals in the professional design field tend to have an innate eye for what looks good, in addition to having training and experience with putting their skills to the test.
If you’re not ready to make the plunge by hiring a consultant, there’s plenty of books you can browse for ideas and recommendations for a Do It Yourself adventure. If you live in a temporary place and you’re not able to change the paint or you’re not interested in having your home painted, you can still update your home with new furniture and decor.
Discount home stores like TJ Maxx and HomeGoods are fantastic places to find beautiful pieces for less. I recently updated our bedroom by replacing our bedside table lamps. I found Restoration Hardware inspired lamps for a fraction of the price. It’s amazing what a difference a small change can make in your home!
As a side note, here are the fun national holidays happening this week:
- Monday Feb. 19th: Chocolate Mint Day
- Tuesday Feb. 20th: Love Your Pet Day
- Wednesday Feb 21st: International Mother Language Day
- Thursday Feb. 22nd: National Margarita Day!
- Friday Feb. 23rd: National Banana Bread Day
- Saturday Feb. 24th: National Tortilla Chip Day
- Sunday Feb. 25th: National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
I’d love to hear from you! What changes or updates have you made in your home recently?