Think you know decorating and DIY as well as you know the alphabet? Well, let’s see how well you know your DIY ABC…
A is for accessories
It isn’t just fashion that features accessories. In fact, using decorative accessories in your rooms can really help to improve the overall interior design. Accessories can be anything that you bring into the room to add some more style, from houseplants to ornaments!
B is for bathroom
People don’t really update their bathrooms as often as they should and, as a result, many bathrooms can quickly look dated. You don’t have to do much to refresh your bathroom. Just changing the small features, like taps, the shower curtain, and window dressing can make a big difference.
C is for curtains
It’s not just the curtains in your bathroom that should be updated regularly. In fact, you will benefit from changing your window dressings on a seasonal basis. Before winter, hang heavy curtains as they will improve insulation and keep rooms. During spring and summer, use thin blinds as they will help flood the rooms with natural sunlight.
D is for decor styles
Not sure what decor style you should adopt when you are redecorating a room? It’s a good idea to pick up an interior design magazine to see what all the latest trends are. You will certainly find some inspiration within all the pages!
E is for efficient methods
Why waste time using a paint brush to paint a room when you could do a quick job with a paint sprayer? If you’re not sure which to buy, you can read hvlp spray gun reviews at Tool Nerds. It’s important to try and find tools such as these sprayers, as they will help you do your jobs in hardly any time at all. Allowing you to get on with more fun stuff in your spare time!
F is for focal point
Each room in your home will have a focal point. This is the point or area of the room which attracts everyone’s attention when they first walk in. For example, it might be a large work of art on the wall or a stunning view out of the window. You need to figure out what each room’s focal point is and work your decor design around it.
G is for garden
Don’t forget about your garden when you are updating your whole home! Especially your front garden, as this can help to improve your whole property’s curb appeal. Make sure that your front and back outdoor areas are always free from weeds and that any lawns are neatly cut.
H is for hallways
Another area of properties that many homeowners often forget about when they redecorate is the hallway. However, it is very important to always keep your hall’s interior up to date as this will be where any guests and visitors enter your property and will make their first impression of your home’s interiors.
I is for island
No, I’m not talking about an island like the ones in the Bahamas! I mean the island that is in your kitchen! If your kitchen is big enough for an island, you should certainly consider putting one in. That’s because it can increase the work surfaces, and help turn it into a highly practical room!
J is for junk
Not sure what to do with all that junk in your home? You need to add some more storage when you start to decorate your home. You could try making your own or buying some from your local home furniture store. Some homeowners even decide to convert their loft into another room so that they can expand their property’s storage.
K is for kids rooms
You might not realize it, but kids rooms take quite a lot of planning. Not only do they need to be super comfortable and perfect environment for sleeping, but they should also be a practical space in which they can study and do their homework after school. It’s a good idea to try and make some space for a desk in there. High beds that come with a desk underneath them are the perfect solution!
L is for labor
Even if you choose to carry out your DIY projects in the most efficient ways possible, there will still be a considerable amount of labor involved. You need to have a clear plan of all your projects so that you understand just how many hours will be involved. That way, you can organize your time much better. Some people prefer to hire handymen to do the work for them if they think that a lot of labor is going to infringe on their weekends and evenings too much.
M is for money
Even the smallest of DIY jobs is going to cost you some money. Are you sure you can afford it? You should come up with a well thought-out budget first to determine how much you can realistically afford for your DIY projects. This should also help you think about whether you should do the job yourself or hire someone to help you.
N is for nautical themes
Struggling to think of how to redecorate your bathroom? There is always one very safe choice – go with a nautical theme! This isn’t too difficult to pull off, you just need to use a lot of blues and whites in the decor. And it’s also a good idea to add some nautical accessories, such as decorative seashells and anchors, and some paintings or photographs of ships or the seaside.
O is for odor
You should never forget about the power of your sense of smell as it can affect the way you think about your decor! Do you think that one of your rooms is smelling a bit stale or fusty? If so, then you might be inclined to think that the interior design of the room is getting old. But all you need to do is add some scented candles or air freshener plug ins, and your room will soon be a lot fresher!
P is for pets
Pets are very often our best friends, so it is very important that you come up with an interior design that works for them as well. Firstly, make sure that all the paint you use is non-toxic. It’s also worth ensuring that there are no fragile elements of your decor at below hip level. Otherwise, your pets could unwittingly ruin them!
Q is for quality
It’s always important to strive for a fantastic quality when you are working on your home’s decor. After all, you will have to live with the results and, if the results are anything less than perfect, you probably won’t be completely happy in your own home!
R is for research
Just like with any project, it is important to do your research. There will be plenty of research to carry out in a number of different areas. First of all, you will need to look into potential costs and expenses. You should also do your homework when it comes to different interior design styles and fashions to make sure that you find the one that suits your personality the best!
S is for style
Style is super important when it comes to decorating. You might want to update your room but keep it to the same style, or you might want to completely overhaul your look. No matter what you do, though, you will want to makes sure you keep it looking contemporary and fresh. For some great ideas, look online at interior design blogs or in magazines.
T is for testimonials
If you do decide to hire a handyman to help you with your DIY jobs, you should always ask to see testimonials. These are basically reviews from previous customers. You can even find testimonials if you look on local review websites. Make sure you pick someone who has a very good reputation!
U is for underfloor heating
Do you with your heating system was a lot more efficient and eco-friendly? You should go with underfloor heating as it has been shown to heat up rooms much more effectively than standard radiators.
V is for varnish
Looking to improve all the woodwork in your home? You will certainly be surprised to see how much a coating of varnish can improve the overall look of wooden furniture and fittings! You can buy a tin of varnish for a very reasonable price at your local DIY store.
W is for waterproof
Do you wish all your outdoor furniture would last longer than just one summer? The answer could be a waterproof sealant! All you need to do is coat all your wooden outdoor furniture in this sealant and then it will be able to stand up a lot better to the elements!
X is for… I’ll get back to you on that!
Y is for yellow
Yellow is this season’s hot color, so why not brighten up your rooms with some bursts of this shade?!
Z is for Zzzzz…
You will certainly need a snooze after all that DIY!