The way to get to your dream space!
This is where you need to start
Oh my, haven’t we all been there…
When you just fall in love with a space and start fixing it up immediately. Hanging pictures! Painting the wall! Buying things!
Just to realize when you’re done that the color on the wall actually was a little too much for your bedroom… or some (key!) pieces didn’t fit in, because you just “didn’t think about it”.
Or, when you’re SO frustrated with a room, and just had ENOUGH!! And furiously throw everything out or move things around in pure desperation. And sometimes end up with a bigger chaos than before…
Or maybe you seem to have done everything “right” – but still, it just doesn’t feel right.
Well, you’re in good company, my friend, which is nice – but, even better; this is never going to happen to you again!
Because you’re about to learn the crucial first step for any space – yay and hooray!!??
Start here – and you can’t go wrong
I tell you, this is as simple as it is important:
Make a plan!
Yes, I know – ridiculously simple!
And still, SO many don’t do this – they just START, because they can’t wait (for whatever reason).
But I can assure you;
This will save you time AND money.
Not only will you get what you want faster – because you’ll KNOW what you actually want and need, and don’t have to spend your precious time on detours.
But you’ll also avoid buying the wrong things and instead spend your money on the right stuff from the very beginning. Good, huh?!??
And even more important; you will get the space you want, not the space that just happened (and maybe not in a way that you’re thrilled about in the end…)
Think about it as a (fun!) roadmap for your space.
If you’re about to go for a road trip, you (usually!) don’t just jump into your car and start driving randomly hoping to get someplace you’ll enjoy. You most likely have an idea where you want to go, and also a plan for how to get there.
The same is true for your space; knowing what you want and how to get there will assure you make it to the right destination.
So making a plan for your space is all about to make sure you end up where you want to.
Here’s what to do – to get it right from the start
Answer these questions and write it down before you get into action mode – this way you’ll have a clear vision of what you’re about to create, and you can return to it over and over again if needed.
And I know, some of these question might feel obvious, like “duh”, but seriously; thinking things through will really help you clarify what you want and need – and also keep you on track.
❓ What will you use the room for and what are the activities that will take place in there? What do they all require in terms of space, storage, maintenance etc? Make a list of everything. If it’s a bedroom, maybe clothes need a place, or a desk if it’s a kid’s room.
❓ Who will use it? What does that mean in terms of necessities, preferences, wishes?
❓ What kind of daylight is it in there – is it dark or light? A warm or cold space? Does it benefit the activity in mind or not? Any special actions needed to support the space to be the best place for this activity?
❓ What kinds of different lighting will you need? Think through the different activities and also make sure there’ll be lighting for different times of the day.
❓ What kind of ambiance do you want to evoke and create? A preferred style? To label it with some kind of description can also be very helpful. Like “a farmer kitchen”, “a New York City studio space” or “grandma’s romantic bedroom”, for example.
❓ How do you want to feel in there? What do you need to do to support that?
What also really can help is to picture not only the space itself and how it will look, but you using the space. What do you do in there and how do you do it?
That’s it – go ahead and start planning your dream space! And I tell you; once you start, you’ll realize more and more things, and your vision will get more and more clear. Have fun!?
Over to you!
- What’s your biggest “aha” after reading this?
- What’s your major struggle when you’re about to redo a space?
- How do you go about when you’re about to fix up a space – any great tips for the rest of us?
Share in the comments below, I’d be so happy to hear from you!
And if you have any questions – ask away below too. Your question might help somebody else, and I’m happy to answer! And, of course, there is no such thing as a stupid question – but you know that already, right?☺️
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for reading!
And thanks for leaving your comment and thoughts in English
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Did You Know…
We can work together to create a master plan for a space that you’ll love, feel excited about and can’t resist?
That you can get your own personalized feng shui guide book to help you create the space you want?
If you yearn for a space that supports who you are and brings you closer to the life you want – read more about how we can make that happen HERE!
Maria is a wonder to work with – warm, down-to-earth and insightful.
I highly recommend Maria to anyone who is looking to create or tweak a space that they will love to occupy!
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