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5 Key Considerations For Redoing The Downstairs

5 Key Considerations For Redoing The Downstairs

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Decorating is an interesting part of life. It also seems never ending. Just as you finish one room, you move on to the next. And then the next. And then the next. Before long, years have flown by, and you’re back round to that first room again. But it’s a huge part of making your home what it is. Sometimes, you can achieve a lot more by combining different parts of the house together, and this can definitely work when you’re looking to do the downstairs. So if you find yourself ready to give your main living areas a spruce, here are five key considerations to take on board.

The Practical Elements

The first thing you need to consider, especially if you have children, is the practicality of your design. Your downstairs is often where you spend most of your time. Not only do you want it to look and feel right, but it has to be practical too. With kids, you need to have a space that is easy to maintain and clean up too. The flooring can help with this. You may need to choose something durable and wipeable, like the laminate flooring from Factory Direct Flooring, that can make this happen. But also ensure that your furniture choices follow suit too.

The Light

Next, you could give the light some consideration. Although you may not be able to change the natural light you have, unless you’re thinking about extending as well. You can work with strong lighting choices that can brighten up the space that you have, particularly if you’re lacking in a lot of natural light. Your bulb choice can often help with this.

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The Flow

The beauty of being able to redo your entire downstairs space in this way, is that you can work on getting the flow between rooms right. Whether you want to work with an open concept that can really bring the spaces together or keep everything separate, you may want to ensure that your design and decor choices work to keep a calming flow between each space. You may even decide to move rooms around, or bring down walls at this stage.

The Color Palette

With some of the more practical and space conscious elements thought out, you’re then going to want to work with the design. Your first choice is often down to the colors you’re going to work with. Now, you may want to work with one key color palette that flows through the downstairs space as a whole or give each room its own separate palette that generally allows each room to complement each other. Either way, it’s a decision to make now.

The Theme

At the same time, you should also think about the theme that you’re working with. As with the colors, you may want to choose a living space decorating idea that can bring all of the rooms together, from the kitchen, to the dining space, and right through the lounge into the hallway. Even if you’re working with different colors and accents, choosing a unified theme is a strong way to ensure the space works well as one.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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