Decorating your house – hints and tips

Decorating your home is definitely not an easy task to take on. With so many rooms to address, many of which have different decorating needs and are at different levels of disrepair, it’s vital to prioritise the most important rooms and ensure that you don’t overwhelm yourself with too many jobs at once. Before beginning your redecoration project, make sure you identify the rooms that require the most work, and begin with those.

Living room

Redecorating your living room can be simple as it often doesn’t require structural work or installations of any kind. If you choose to extend all alter the room in any way then you may require extra time and extra money, but a basic re-theme should be simple and easy to do without too much help. The first step is to identify the colour scheme you’re targeting. You may have a vague colour scheme or idea that runs throughout your home, in which case your living room, as a focal point in your home, should be in keeping with that theme. However, if you’d like each room to encompass a theme of it’s own then you need to identify a colour or pattern that you’d like to focus on and then use colour charts and imagination to create the room of your dreams.


Your kitchen may require more work if you need to change the large appliances or the surfaces and cupboards. However, if this is the case then it is possible to completely change the feel of the room with a new suite alone. By choosing something that’s in keeping with the rest of your home you can tie your house together using surfaces and cupboards, leaving the rest of the room subject to neutral colours to ensure that the suite stands out.

If you don’t need new kitchen appliances or surfaces it is possible to transform your kitchen using just paint and tiles. News tiles on your wall can inject colour into even the darkest of corners, while the right paint on the cupboards can breathe new life into the room without the need for expensive purchases. Talk to your local DIY store to find out which paints work best on shiny cupboard surfaces.


Similar to a kitchen, a bathroom can be transformed with either a lick of paint or a completely new suite. The latter, although the most expensive, may be necessary and if so should be chosen in a relatively neutral colour scheme so that potential buyers aren’t put off should you ever choose to sell your home. If you don’t need a new suite then a small amount of neutral or nautical inspired paint can make a bathroom look bright and brand new, so you can save the pennies for further decoration projects.

Coping with redecorating – finding storage

While all of this redecorating is going on it’s easy to forget about your furniture and treasured possessions. Fragile items can easily get broken during a DIY project, while furniture and fixtures can be irreversibly marked or ruined. In order to avoid this it’s important to remove all of your most important and large possessions throughout the duration of your redecoration. Mobile self storage is the perfect solution to this problem and can be delivered straight to your door, so you don’t have to worry about transporting everything yourself. Simply pack your items and wave them off to the storage facility without even having to put down your paintbrush. How’s that for convenience?

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