Do you feel like you have to justify why you might want to redecorate your home, either to others or just to convince yourself you’re finally ready to take the plunge? If you’re looking for a rationale, consider the following “perfect” reasons why you might need to redecorate your home.

1. When Moving into a New Home
When most people move into a new home, they are ready to redecorate. Most people don’t want to live surrounded by someone else’s style, especially if it doesn’t match their own. It’s easy to make your new home feel more like your own by doing simple things such as taking down wallpaper or painting the walls a different color. Then once you get your own furniture and accessories in place, whether it’s a wood bookcase stuffed with your reading collection in the corner of your home office or an elegant oak dining table that’s been the centerpiece of countless family dinners, any feelings of your home being a stranger’s house will be gone.

2. Before You Sell Your House
When it’s time to sell your home, it’s usually a great time to tackle projects you’ve been meaning to get around to, such as updating a kitchen or bathroom. This doesn’t necessarily mean taking on a full redecorating and remodeling project, but by updating your home you’ll be sure to attract more buyers. Remember, only do things to your home for which you will see a return once the home sells.

3. The Kids Have All Moved Out
Are you facing empty-nest syndrome now that your last child has officially moved out? Get rid of those empty-nest blues and start redecorating your home! If you’re not ready to disassemble the kids’ rooms yet, then start with a bathroom or even your family room. Your family room can be transformed into any style of room you want, since it no longer needs to center around your children. One of the best advantages to not having children in the home is that you no longer have to worry about valuables getting broken or white couches getting dirty. Without kids in the home, you’re now free to go with the style you’ve always wanted but never thought you could have.

4. You Have Extra Money to Invest
When you find yourself with extra money, whether from an inheritance or a really nice bonus check, you finally have the means to redecorate your home the way you always wanted. This is the perfect chance to invest the money back into your home and redecorate. Plan accordingly, though. You don’t want to end up going over budget and then having a debt to pay.

5. You’ve Fallen in Love with an Interior Design
You never know where you’ll be inspired to redecorate your home. You might have been innocently flipping through interior-design magazines at the grocery store and then absolutely fell in love with a room you saw. Or maybe you stumbled upon a new pattern at the fabric store you just had to have. Whatever you’ve fallen in love with, why not just go for it and create the home you’ve dreamed of? You don’t need to completely overhaul the room. With little changes, you can slowly incorporate the new style into the room. A great first step, for example, is to make drapes out of that fabric you love and then repaint the walls to match.

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Start your redecorating now or else you may never get the courage to do it. Do heed this one word of advice: Be sure to set a budget and stick to it. You don’t want to look at your newly decorated home and feel sick because you spent so much money on it.

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