It all started with an in-class challenge. For 49 days, I did a piece of typography art everyday. It was a lot of experimenting, including sketches of monograms.
The final assignment in this typography class was to create a branding system. So I developed my new logo and refined my color palette.
I grew attached to my creation and decided to rebrand my design business. Fine tuning took a lot longer. In fact, I believe I am not finished. I have updated my letterhead for agreements and invoices, email signature, and printed business cards.
Designing myself is the hardest. I just don’t know when to stop.
There are many reasons why you might want to redecorate your home. Whether you’re looking for a change or need to optimize the space in your rental property, there are many benefits of redecorating your home.
One of the most popular reasons is that people are getting older and their homes no longer suit their needs as they once did. In this case, it’s important to know what changes need to be made. For example, if your living room is on the ground floor of your home and you’re now in a wheelchair, it might be time to update with a more accessible layout. This article that explores some ways you can make the most of your space.
Reasons for Redecorating
If you have kids, work from home, entertain often or want a more relaxing space at home, there are specific ways you can redecorate depending on those needs.
For example, if you have kids and need more storage space for toys and games in the basement, consider building an additional staircase or railing so they can reach the storage better while still being safe.
If you work from home but don’t like having clients over because it seems unprofessional in your current setup, consider adding some plants around the house to make it seem more inviting and professional-looking.
Redecorate to Accommodate a New Hobby
If you’re interested in trying out a new hobby, there’s an abundance of home décor options that can make it a more pleasurable and enjoyable experience. You’ll want to consider the type of hobby you’re getting into.
If you’re into baking, for example, then adding a few baking supplies or other items related to your hobby will be helpful. If you like to knit or crochet, then some yarn and needles would be ideal additions. The same goes for cooking. If you like to cook, then having some pots and pans, as well as spices on hand, will help with your kitchen craft.
Whether it’s an interest in photography or jewelry making, being able to decorate your home according to your hobbies can provide an excellent way to enjoy them even more. Consider what type of crafts or hobbies you enjoy most and how they relate to redecorating your home space so that all your interests are met through decoration.
Redecorate Your Living Space if You Work from Home
If you work from home, your home office is likely where you spend the majority of your time. If you’re looking to improve your productivity, it’s important to make sure that your home office is tuned into what helps you be most productive.
The key to creating a productive space is to eliminate potential distractions in and around the office. These distractions come in many forms: clutter, pets, children, noise levels, and more. Making sure these distractions are eliminated will help you focus on getting things done.
Some ways you can do this include:
- Eliminate clutter and unnecessary items by storing them away or donating them.
- Bring in plants or other natural decorations for the room.
- Try this peel and stick wallpaper to easily add to and switch up your walls.
- Work from a desk with a clear view of the outside world.
- Invest in soundproofing if needed.
- Turn off all notifications on your phone, so they don’t interrupt.
Taking these steps will go a long way in ensuring better time management. Your productivity will greatly improve, which will serve you well when working from home.
Guest Author: Alice Robertson
Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.
There is this one designer I constantly saw at trade events. I could recognize her because she always carried her dog in her arms. That poor thing seemed to have given up and never made a sound or move. Besides being unprofessional, isn’t this a kind of animal abuse?
Sales representatives also have stories of designers behaving badly. They lack respect for other professionals in the trade and often demand to be accommodated. One example is some designers do not draw out tile layouts and calculate quantities. They buy more than necessary (with the clients’ money) and insist on returning the excess. Most tile stores do not accept returns unless the products are defected. It is possible the refund did not get credit back to the clients.
Some people just have problems being prompt. Once I referred an engineer to a residential renovation project. He connected to the homeowner and made an appointment to visit the jobsite. I was shocked when the homeowner called me and said the engineer missed the appointment with no explanation. We were concerned if anything bad had happened. It turned out there was no good reason.