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A Quick Guide To Giving Your Home A Makeover

It never hurts to compile pegs and plan in advance!

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Photography: Modern House (Main Photo)

Styling spaces is never an easy task—especially when you have to create a look from scratch. It can be pretty daunting to think about the entire process, even more so when you've never done it before. To help ease your mind, interior designer Anla Li-Tan shares some helpful tips. Check them out below: 

Q: When redecorating a room, what's the first thing to consider? Should I select a color for the walls or find my new furniture first? 

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A: Before anything else, think about what particular style you want for your space. Do you want a country chic or a modern minimalist look? Streamlined or maximalist? As soon as you decide on a theme, come up with a mood board that has all your ideas and pegs to guide you throughout your makeover. Save photos from Pinterest or Instagram, and put them together to help you visualize your idea. You can go through your existing furniture pieces and decor, and assess which of them can still be re-used or refurbished.

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If you can't decide on your color palette, try having three top picks when using wall colors, decor, or furniture pieces. This will definitely help your decision-making. At the same time, check furniture and decor stores for inspiration and pegs. Some store designs can help you visualize your dream home, which will efficiently narrow down your options in terms of what goes well with your preferred wall color vis-a-vis a certain furniture piece. 

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This snippet originally appeared in the November 2016 issue ("Household Help & Cleaning Tips") of Good Housekeeping Magazine. Main photo by Modern House

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