How to: Redecorate my Home

Wanting to redecorate your space but don’t know where to begin? Whether you’ve moved into a new home or you are just feeling like a change in one of the rooms in your house, it’s important to make your home feel comfortable, cozy, and a place you look forward to spending time in every day. So if you’ve started feeling uninspired or need to spruce up a few blank walls, here are 5 tips for getting started.

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. 

Product 1: Canvas Wrap - Let it Be A Home

Let it Be Home Canvas Wrap

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.

Product 2: Vase - Grow 

Grow Ceramic Vase

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.

Product 1: Brian Kershisnik, Angels

Angels by Artist Brian Kershisnik

Angels gather in this unique piece by contemporary figurative artist Brian Kershisnik.

Product 2: J. Kirk Richards, Healer

Healer by Artist J. Kirk Richards

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.

Product 1:  Count Your Blessings Pillow

Count your Blessings Inspirational Throw Pillow

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. 

Product 2: Color Block Throw Blanket

Color Block Throw Pillow

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. 

Product 1: Shari Lyon, The Gift, The Word, The Love of God

The Gift, the Word, the Love of God by Artist Shari Lyon

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. 

Product 2: Grant Romney Clawson, Walking on Water 

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.

Product 1: Gathered Together Wall Decor

Gathered Together Quote Wall Decor

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18:20)

Product 2: Brian Kershisnik, Thin Curtain

Thin Curtain by Artist Brian Kershisnik

"Thin Curtain" by contemporary figurative artist Brian Kershisnik. Giclee pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper. Signed and numbered by the artist

“Through art we can come to feel and understand and love more completely...we become more human”.  -Brian Kershisnik

6. Personalize

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. 

Product 1:  Mackenzie Bontempo, He Lives

He Lives by Artist Mackenzie Bontempo

New artist to the Latter-Day Home collection, Mackenzie Bontempo creates a unique and moving portrait of the Savior. 

Product 2: Sarah Samuelson, Twice Blessed

Twice Blessed by Artist Sarah Samuelson

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.

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