One of the most exciting things about owning a home is the freedom to make it a true reflection of who you are. You can tear down walls, paint murals, rip up carpet and any other thing your heart desires. Let’s say you’ve been browsing an Ashley HomeStore catalog and happened to come across a room image you really love. Without a second thought, you’ve determined that you have to re-create it in your home. The million dollar question is, “Where do I begin?” Here are some useful tips on how to start a room makeover.

Consider your style. Is it vintage farmhouse, urban industrial, contemporary, etc.? Scanning magazines, browsing Pinterest or visiting can be a major aid in defining your style.


Let’s take a look at the size of the room. What can realistically fit? Be sure to measure the space accurately. If needed, lay out painter’s tape on the floor to outline where each furniture piece will go.

Define your overall color scheme. Think about what color you want to paint the walls and ensure that the furniture you choose will complement it. If you’re installing wood flooring, consider its color also.

Create an inspiration board by hand using magazine clippings and printed images. Computer software will also suffice with making a digital board. This will help you visualize which pieces work well together and will help you achieve your dream room.