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Whether you enjoy the time it takes to decorate a room or not, there are often things that can go wrong. Yet you can make it go a little smoother by planning a few things. From buying good quality new tools to splurging on materials, here are a few handy suggestions for your next go.
First, Empty It
Nothing can hinder the progress and enjoyment of decorating, like having to sidestep things that are in the way. This makes getting to the walls much harder, makes mishaps more likely, and can be hazardous. The best thing to do is to clear the room first before you attempt anything. Local movers can help you take furniture and bulk items to self-storage facilities, or you can remove things into another room. This gives you plenty of space to get the job done well.
Buy New Tools to Decorate a Room
The right tools for the job are essential. Going through your old toolbox or decorating materials can be a good idea to reuse anything you need. However, older tools, like paintbrushes, can deteriorate, especially if they have been used. It is an extra cost, but the best thing to do is buy new and good quality tools you can use. There are over 15,000 injuries due to decorating during the holiday season in the US. Good tools can help prevent unfortunate incidents from occurring
Set Aside Enough Time
It's easy to think you can handle a room decoration job in a day. Yet, there are often things that get in the way and take time. A staggered approach, such as going to work and then decorating, leaves you open to mistakes and motivation issues. Even painting can take longer than you think, and then you may have to apply multiple coats. A small room can take up to three days to decorate correctly, so always book the time off and make sure you won’t be interrupted.
Have a Plan of Attack
Like everything else, a decorating job goes much smoother with a plan. You can stay organized and on track when you know what to do and when. A common approach includes the following:
Carefully Plan New Placement
Perhaps the best part of decorating is putting in all your new stuff. With a freshly decorated room, you have the opportunity to start over, and this means a more pleasing look and feel to a room. So carefully consider where you will place your furniture. It helps if you have measured up anything new that is to go inside the room. This way, you can maximize the space you have and minimize any clutter. You can also assess whether anything new will add value to the space.
Decorate a Room with Quality Materials
The costs of decorating can quickly add up, and even a small room can cost from a few hundred to a few thousand. Of course, it helps to try to minimize costs, but there are some things you should buy the best of if you can. This includes paint, wallpaper, and paste. Buying generic materials will give you poor results, and you may not get the overall look and feel you want. Spending the extra cash will ensure your job goes as smoothly as it can and looks even better.
Address Any Other Issues
With an empty room, you can address other issues that have been bugging you. This is a fresh opportunity to address those issues. For example, you can have an electrician install wall lights or fix your pendant lighting. And it’s the best time to address any wires. With an empty room, you can work on cable management so there are no cables showing when you place everything back in. Essentially, work on the things that are usually blocked by the furniture in the room.
emptying the space is the first step to decorate a room efficiently. It also helps to have a plan for getting the job done. You can fix issues such as cable management while the room is empty.
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