Steps to Take Before Starting a Room Makeover

November 11, 2023  ·  7 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

If you’ve been itching to make a change in your home, a room makeover may just be the thing you need to change things up! But before you spend 100 hours on Pinterest or overwhelm yourself with fabric swatches, there are a few steps you should take to make your life easier before diving head-first into a room makeover.

Redecorating and refurnishing your space can be an expensive and time-consuming task, so it’s best to carefully plan out your ideas before spending time and money on furniture and decor that isn’t the perfect fit for your space. 

The design experts at Living Designs Furniture are here to lay out all of the steps necessary to take before beginning your renovation journey. We make this process as simple and streamlined as possible so that you can skip the stress and get to enjoy your new home look! 

Step 1: Identify your space and what you need

Deciding how to furnish a new home or remodel a space can be intimidating if you don’t know where to begin. If you’re toying with the idea of a living room or bedroom makeover, it’s important to set clear intentions before you begin your research. To help yourself along this discovery journey, you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who will be using this space? Will that affect the design? (For example, if you have kids or pets, will you need special sofa fabric that is more durable?)
  • What do I want to change about this room? What do I like or dislike about it currently?
  • How do I want this room to look and feel (tranquil, energizing, cozy, eclectic, airy, etc.)?
  • What furniture pieces do I need to make this room feel complete? Am I missing any key pieces?
  • How much seating do I need?

You don’t need to have all of the answers right away, but having a general idea of what your goals are will help you create an attainable vision. 

Step 2: Create a mood board 

Figuring out how to style a space can be quite a challenge. How do I start a bedroom makeover? How should I decorate my living room? How do I know what I like? When you’re in a rut and are unsure of what direction you’d like to take, it’s time to get out your laptop, phone, and magazines and begin collecting inspiration for your mood board. 

Gathering inspiration and creating a mood board is a great way to see what recurring themes pop up to help you identify your style preferences. After you’ve saved a number of reference photos from different sources like Pinterest, Instagram, or our very own Inspiration feed, take a closer look. You might see a lot of bright armchairs on your board or you may have been drawn to more moody leather sofas. Are the rooms more light and airy or deep and cozy? Did you save a lot of sectionals for optimal seating space?

Having a mood board with common themes present can make that vision a little more clear. Once you have an understanding of what it is you need and want for your home design makeover, it’s time to consult with an expert.

Mood board with yellow, autumnal vibes.

Step 3: Book a free design consultation with our experts 

The excitement of a home remodeling project can cause some to jump ahead too quickly and take on too much at once. For example, we don’t want you to think, how do I completely makeover my room? We want you to think of smaller, more attainable goals that will guarantee your vision can come true. This is where a free design consultation from our experts can be the most useful tool.

Book a free design consultation with an expert today to get started on your room makeover journey!

How do I plan my next room makeover? 

The best place to start is with the help of a design expert — and the best design experts in Houston are at Living Designs Furniture. Here are just a few reasons why you should book a free design consultation with us before you start any room makeover project:

  • Where some interior designers charge thousands of dollars in hourly rates and markups for advice and guidance, our experts are willing to give you it all entirely for FREE.
  • You can do less guesswork and feel confident in your design choices for your home.
  • We can create a plan to either provide you with custom furniture or help you find your dream pieces in our showroom that fit your lifestyle and budget.
  • We simplify the process and provide you with an efficient and fun experience. 

Expert Tip: Before coming into our showroom for your consultation, take measurements and photos of your space and bring them with you. You can also take measurements of your current furniture that you are looking to replace to give us a better idea of what sizes and configurations work best in your room(s) currently. 

Our furniture buying tips go way beyond what couch would look nice in your home. We take into consideration your space, your budget, your lifestyle needs, and your personal preferences, to recommend furniture pieces and design directions that will work perfectly for you and your room.

Drawn-up floor plan from Living Designs Furniture.

Step 4: Start shopping

After you meet with one of our experts, we will offer our recommendation for what type of furniture would best suit your style, vision, budget, and needs — and fast furniture is NOT an option. Our showroom floor features our best-selling models of various sofas, sectionals, chairs, chaises, and more that are all made right here in our on-site factory in Downtown Houston. You can also browse our designer furniture collections that are inspired by H-Town and made just for you.

If you decide that you would like to customize any piece on our showroom floor or create something entirely from scratch, our on-site designers can craft your pieces exactly to your liking. We create the best custom furniture in Houston because we offer full customization capabilities from color to sizing to fabric to cushion comfort and more. 

When you shop at our furniture store in Houston, you are getting the best quality pieces for the best prices. Whatever your needs may be, our experts are there to help you through every step of the process. 

Ready for a room makeover? Book your free design consultation with Living Designs Furniture today!

Handling a room makeover on your own can become a daunting task very quickly. With so many options and decisions to make, it’s easy for the entire process to become overwhelming, or even feel downright impossible. If you need guidance and expertise, book a free consultation with our experts who will help you throughout each and every step.

When you’re ready to start shopping, visit our showroom in Downtown Houston to find your dream furniture for unbelievable prices. 

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