People choose to decorate their homes for different reasons. Sometimes it happens prior to putting a house on the market; homeowners want their home to look its best and a fresh coat of paint is an easy and relatively cheap way of doing that. Sometimes re-decoration happens for personal reasons. People might feel like they have encountered a dramatic change in their personal lives and that their home no longer reflects who they are.
Perhaps a long-term relationship has ended and their partner has moved out and it becomes unbearable living in the same house without them – decorating, de-cluttering and moving things around is far cheaper and involves less upheaval than moving house altogether. Children may have grown up and left home, and parents need to move on with their lives and find that making the house feel more ‘grown up’ is helpful in assisting them to readjust through this time.
Whatever your reason to decorate your home it is important that you spend a bit of time before you start buying your decorating tools to think about what you want to do, how much time and money you have to do it with and what you need.
Painting, as previously mentioned, is an easy way to change the look of a room completely. The best thing about it is that if you don’t like how the room looks afterwards you can always re-do it – time-consuming perhaps, but possible.
The only decorating tools you need for painting are paintbrushes, paints, thinners, dust sheets and a ladder. When you are sure about the paint you want – and it is worth buying more expensive brands of paint colours and paint brushes for a better quality finish – move all of the furniture out of the room or into the centre of the room, clean down the walls and tape the edges with masking tape. Gather a friend or two, put some music on and get started!