When I finished the guest room makeover, I started thinking about vision. By that I mean having a vision for a space and seeing it come together.
I loooooove the guest room. And it was an easy makeover. For me, easy means two things:
- I had it clear in my mind what I wanted the room to look like.
- I was enthused to work on the room. The makeover didn’t stall out halfway.
If I contrast that with the master bedroom, it’s a bit of a different story. I still really like that room, but the makeover was a project that I didn’t really love. It dragged on and on and on. From picking a paint colour to building the headboard to sewing the curtains, I wasn’t sure what I wanted. I didn’t have a clear vision. And so the room felt like a chore.
I’m a very visual thinker. If I think back to my university days when I was studying, I could visualize a page in my notebook and remember what was written on that page. It’s definitely not a photographic memory, but it’s about seeing pictures in my mind.
My approach to home renovation is the same. Usually, I can see it in my mind–very clearly–what the room is going to look like in the end.
And when I do, that makes me excited about the project. It gives me energy to keep going and to make the picture in my mind a reality in my home.
Fortunately, I’ve been thinking about our forever home long enough and we’ve been living here long enough that I’ve been able to develop a pretty clear vision for most of the spaces–both inside and out–at the farm.
Now if there were just enough hours in the day (and money in the bank) to bring them all to life!
How do you approach home reno projects? Are you a visual person? What makes you excited about a makeover?