Decorate the Easy Way

If you’re itching to get your new home (or old decor) looking the way you want it to, you need to create a plan first. Save yourself time, money and aggravation by planning out the entire process and you’ll be really glad you put in the effort sooner rather than later.

Creating Order Out Of Chaos

Planning is key. If you’re planning on redecorating your entire house, which rooms are you going to start with first? And what will you do while your bathroom or kitchen is out of action? Establish your goals and your priorities so you know exactly what you’re doing at any given time.

Get Rid/Store/Charity

If you’re planning on a major renovation, then it would pay to sort out all of your belongings. Often wooden pieces of furniture need to be moved away from any work, because the dust and careless workmen can damage the wood. In the case of renovating several rooms, it may be easier, and better for your furniture, to store somewhere like Access Self Storage. Other belongings can be either donated (if they don’t fit with your new décor scheme) or thrown away if they aren’t reusable.

What You Might Need

There are several things that you might need when it comes to redecorating that will make your life that little bit easier. If you have them from the start, it’ll prevent frenetic stop-start decorating. They are:

–          Hammer

–          Measuring Tape

–          Nail and Screw Kit

–          Screwdriver Set

–          Tool Kit

–          Wire

Having these items might save you in a fix, but they’re also essentials for any home decorator. Other items that might come in handy are a notebook (with a pencil) and things like picture or plate hangers.

Painting Effectively

There is a knack to painting effectively, so it looks beautiful and isn’t a source of stress. Doing a good paint job will make the wall look better for longer too.

Firstly, you’ll need good paint and great tools. They say a good workman never blames his tools, but they are an integral part of a good paint job, especially when you need a sharp line.

You should fill any cracks or holes in your wall with joint compound, and then sand the entire wall. Priming your wall could save you time and money, as it covers up the colour underneath, so you don’t need to use as much of your new paint. Do one wall at a time, as this means that the brushed and rolled paint blends together seamlessly.



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