How to: Redecorate my Home
1. Start Small
Redecorating an entire house is a daunting task for anyone who isn’t a full-time interior designer. And for those of us with work, family, school, and other responsibilities, it just isn't feasible in a short period of time. So the key is to break up the project into smaller and smaller sections. Then, break it up again. Start with one wall in your home. Or maybe a forgotten corner that needs a little life. Redecorate a bookshelf that you’ve neglected. Any of these small spaces are a great place to start. Once you’ve tackled one area of your house and felt the results of a refresh, you’ll be motivated and excited to take on another. Perhaps your next step is to consider entire room redecoration. Remember, there’s no timeline or rules when it comes to when or how often to spruce up your space.
D&C 124:23 sums up what we hope our homes can be. Printed on canvas and wrapped on a wooden frame this scripture easily stands on a shelf, piano or table top.
This ceramic vase works well in a group or by itself. Perfect for a single flower to brighten up a small space.
2. Find Inspiration
Once you’ve identified the space you want to update, start looking for inspiration to guide you as you redecorate your home. This can be anything that sparks your interest. A piece of fine art that you love, a paint color that you can’t get out of your head, a piece of furniture that just speaks to your soul. We get it! Look in magazines, online, local stores, and anywhere else inspiration strikes.
Angels gather in this unique piece by contemporary figurative artist Brian Kershisnik.
And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. - Luke 9:11
A poignant message of hope and healing from popular artist J. Kirk Richards.
3. Make a Mood Board
Take those inspiration photos and collect them somewhere to create a mood board for your room redecoration. This is how you can pull together all the things that you love, then really narrow down the colors, styles, and patterns that come back time and time again. A mood board will help you be intentional about your space.
Name them one by one! A unique and stylish way to incorporate messages of faith throughout your home. This pillow is as uplifting as it is comfy.
This color-blocked throw will quickly become your favorite way to gather on rainy spring days or snuggling tiny feet. This throw is soft, really soft, with a stunning earthy color combination. Our favorite detail: the leather gather tag.
4. Get out of your Comfort Zone
Now that you’ve got your mood board and have honed in to the style, colors, imagery or other inspiration that you truly love, give yourself permission to try something other than another neutral. Try a paint color that feels a little bold, get the bigger art piece and really make a statement, or even just rearrange your furniture in a new way. Home decor and redecoration is all about expressing your personality, and you can always change it! So take a risk and get out of your comfort zone.
Trees. They represent life, Wisdom, and the feminine divine. We are children of Heavenly Parents. We know this to be true.
Shari Lyon paints with a medium that is rarer than some other mediums –– encaustic. It dates back to as early as the 5th century B.C. It is the process of painting with a mix of melted beeswax and damar resin and is highly durable.
In the right hand corner of the art where you typically find an artist's signature, you’ll instead see two artists' names listed. When added to a piece of artwork, it means the first artist listed painted their version “after” the original artist. In this case, Grant Romney Clawson recreated the work done by Julius Von Klever. Why would an artist do this? Often an artist will do this as a tribute, or at times because the original has been lost to the public, which is the case here.
It is, from what we can tell, the only religious work Julius Von Klever ever created, and one of his best. The original was traced to when and where it was sold, but the trail runs cold after that. Rather than continuing to reproduce poor reproductions, Grant brought back details lost through the years with his amazing skills, and breathed new life into the classic work.
5. Ignore the Trends
If you love the trends, then sure, jump on that bandwagon. Don’t worry about doing something to redecorate just because you saw it on Instagram. Home decor is all about creating a haven for YOU, not for anybody else. Trends come and go, so make sure that your style is reflective of what you truly love.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18:20)
“Through art we can come to feel and understand and love more completely...we become more human”. -Brian Kershisnik
Home shows, magazines, and Pinterest are great places to turn for inspiration when it comes to room redecoration or updating a space in your home, but none of these sources have the personal touch that will make your home feel like yours. So while you’re planning your decor, be sure to add in your personal touches. A piece of art that reflects your faith and your values, a bookcase of your favorite classics, a memento from a cherished vacation, and anything else that brings you joy.
Twice blessed by the opening of Provo, Utah's second temple. This painting by artist Sarah Samuelson beautifully illustrates the two temples in the spring time.