Redecorating is fun. It’s an opportunity to add some much needed life into your home and completely revamp the way it looks to family and friends. We’ve provided a full guide on how we think redecoration projects should be undertaken…
Set a budget and completion date
The budget and completion date will mostly depend on how big your project is. Are you redecorating just one room or are you redecorating the entire house? The budget will restrict you on what you buy and keep your bank balance in check. Meanwhile, a set completion date will allow you to strategically plan what tasks you need to complete and when you want them completed by; but remember, do not overestimate! The best looking projects are the ones where time and consideration is taken.
Take a look at your current décor and furniture and decide what you do and don’t like. Now it’s time for the hard part. Decide what stays and what go’s. We know it’s hard to get rid of old décor/furniture, but it needs to be done if you want your home to suit your new lifestyle.
Take a look at what décor/furniture you still have left and decide on an appropriate colour scheme.
Put a room plan together so you know what goes where. Make it as detailed as you like, as long as you know what you want, it doesn’t matter. This step is definitely recommended for larger projects.
Head to the shops
Now it’s time for the fun part, head to the shops and find the furniture/décor that matches the lifestyle that you painted for yourself in step two. Concentrate on the larger objects first because they take considerably longer to fabricate. For instance, sofas might take anywhere between 2-12 weeks to be produced and delivered. Once you’ve sorted out the big things, look into the detail. Head to smaller, quirkier shops and purchase the medium-small pieces, things such as rugs, blinds, lamp shades, photo frames, artwork etc. all come under this section.
You’ll be surprised by how much goes into professional home decoration.
Put it together
Grab the completion timeline and room plan and begin to put it all together. Start with the big things such as painting the walls and ceilings, then bring in the big furniture pieces and then you can begin to add the detail.
Hire a professional decorator
If you’re unsure on ideas or are concerned about your own DIY skills, hire a professional decorator to do the work instead. They’ll be able to offer guidance and they’ll be able to finish the project in a much faster timeframe too. We’ve previously published an article on why you should always hire a professional painter; the same rules apply for a decorator.
If you would like some guidance with regards to home decoration from a professional painter/decorator, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We’re based in Bridgend and offer our services throughout most of South and South West Wales. You can call us on 07816 201 130. We’ll listen out for your call.