5 Signs You Should Redecorate

Vintage Living Room Furniture with Yellow Wallpaper Background

There isn’t a rule book on how often you should redec­o­rate and refresh fur­ni­ture, mak­ing it a con­fus­ing and eas­i­ly over­looked process. When spring clean­ing time comes around, you clean out your clos­et and eval­u­ate how much those dad sneak­ers get worn, or whether that leop­ard print skirt is still on-trend. But how often do you think about whether you should upgrade fur­ni­ture you’re no longer loving?

We think your fur­ni­ture should evolve as often as you do. Mod­ern fur­ni­ture mar­ket­places, like Apt­De­co, help make this more of a real­i­ty by let­ting you sell your fur­ni­ture and make a return on your orig­i­nal invest­ment, save mon­ey on your next piece by shop­ping used and con­tribute to fur­ni­ture sus­tain­abil­i­ty.

How do you know when a refresh is need­ed? Accord­ing to Ide­al Home, the answer is about once every two years. But there are mul­ti­ple fac­tors to con­sid­er when decid­ing to redec­o­rate, so the answer isn’t one size fits all. A good rule of thumb is to check in with your­self every once in a while. These 5 signs you should redec­o­rate can help you fig­ure out what works best for your home.

1. Your style has evolved

Two White Club Chairs in Living Room

When you live with your decor every day, it’s hard­er to point out what’s no longer work­ing for you. Take time every now and then to mind­ful­ly think about how hap­py your decor makes you feel. Believe it or not, your liv­ing space con­tributes to your hap­pi­ness. 

Anoth­er way to fig­ure out if your style has evolved? Take our style quiz.

2. Your lifestyle has changed

A more obvi­ous sign it’s time for a refresh is when your lifestyle has changed. Maybe that table for one is now a table for two, or you need fur­ni­ture that can with­stand kids or pets. Big life changes might mean you need to update your fur­ni­ture for func­tion­al­i­ty pur­pos­es. A small update can real­ly make all the difference.

3. You keep adding new furniture to cart

Do you keep envi­sion­ing that one piece in your apart­ment? Do you some­times add it to cart? Yeah, us too. If you keep see­ing new styles you’re lov­ing, it might be worth it to final­ly invest in that accent piece.

Fur­ni­ture is like the pair of shoes you’re reluc­tant to spend mon­ey on but end up liv­ing in. Worth every penny.

4. You can’t seem to contain the clutter

We’re all famil­iar with that feel­ing you get when your clos­ets are burst­ing at the seams. A quick Marie Kon­do clean sweep might help, but doesn’t always do the trick. Try switch­ing your fur­ni­ture out for pieces that dou­ble as stor­age or pro­vide addi­tion­al space for orga­ni­za­tion. You’d be sur­prised how often fur­ni­ture hides sneaky stor­age solu­tions in a sleek silhouette. 

5. You feel uninspired in your space

In an ide­al world, you love the space you live in and feel hap­py and inspired when you’re in it—especially when work­ing from home all day. While cre­at­ing your dream home with the snap of your fin­gers isn’t exact­ly attain­able, there are tiny tweaks you can make to your cur­rent sit­u­a­tion that’ll bring you joy. And after the year we’ve all had, you undoubt­ed­ly deserve it.

These signs you should redec­o­rate are a great jump­ing off point! The more you get in tune with what’s work­ing for you, the easy it will be to spot when a refresh is needed. 

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