So you are feeling a bit dejected about your home. Many people go through periods where they want to rip everything out and start over, or they just want to move. The thing is, you can always make your home better. Why not try out a few of the tips in this article?
A good tip in deciding what kind of home decor project to do is to take stock in what you would like to achieve. While this is a good idea, you should also make sure that each decor is practical.
Venetian blinds can be vacuumed but at some point, they need to be washed. One way to wash them is to put them in the bathtub and use a brush and solvent to clean off the accumulation of dust. An easier way, may be to wash them while still hanging. Put a plastic drop cloth underneath to keep water off the floor.
Make sure you take before and after photos of any work or decors you do to your home. You may like to look back on all the hard work and changes when it feels like the project as a whole will never be done. Keep pictures on your computer or have them printed for a scrapbook.
Paint your doors with a fresh coat of white paint to cover up the wear of everyday use. After a while the doors get a grimy bland color, so applying a new coat can make your doors appear new, as well as, add brightness to the inside of your house.
You can use drywall mud to add texture and visual interest to your walls. This will also cover up any nicks or blemishes. Texturing is easy. Use a trowel to apply the drywall mud and use a sponge, a brush or a even a plastic bag to create interesting textures.
If you have popcorn on your ceiling, get rid of it. The popcorn ceiling look was very popular in the 60’s and 70’s but now it just looks dated. You can find solutions that will soften the texture allowing you to scrape it away. It’s a simple change but it can really bring your house firmly into the new century.
The kitchen is a great place to start a new home decor project. Get started by cleaning the walls off. Not only will it remove the grease, it will get much of the old paint off the walls as well. Re-paint in beige colors; you are going to be surprised at how different the room looks when you are finished.
Consult a professional for larger jobs. Even if you think you know what you are doing, you can benefit from a professional’s experience in the field. A professional has done the job more often than you have and can help you find supplies, get the job done quicker and troubleshoot any problems.
There are few tasks more satisfying than improving your home. Each decor brightens your day or makes everyday life easier. You will be proud when friends or relatives visit and notice what you have done. So why not find a little time to carry out one or two of the suggestions that you’ve just read about? You’ll be glad that you did.