Decorating is hard work, right? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is ‘yes’ more often than not! But sometimes you just have to get off the sofa and give your home some TLC. Otherwise, it will start to look outdated and ever so slightly run down. But don't moan just yet! There are plenty of decor hacks you can use that are super easy to do. In fact, you’ll feel like you hardly have to lift a finger to get them done! Intrigued to learn more? Then read on for my awesome tips and tricks!
Get The Pros in to Help
Really can’t be bothered to do that bit of DIY work you’ve needed to sort out for a few months? Well, there is always one thing you can fall back on – the professionals! There will be a workman out there who specialises in whatever it is you need doing. From Kitchen Suppliers to carpenters and plumbers to decorators. Just flick through the phone book to see the kind of pros you can hire.
Repurpose Old Furniture
Got a table or chair you don’t use anymore? Can’t be bothered to take it to the tip? No worries; why not repurpose it and use it as something entirely different. This is a very trendy thing to do these days, as it is a form of upcycling. Just because something is old or slightly broken doesn’t mean you have to throw it out. For instance, that chair with the broken back. Why not take the back off it completely and use it as a table for a lamp? If you love the shabby-chic look, then you will love this hobby!
Don’t Paint, Tape!
Painting can take a long time. Firstly, you need to buy brushes and paints. Then you need to paint the entire room (and let’s not forget about taking all the furniture out!). It can then take a couple of days to dry. Don’t have the time or energy? Well, the Japanese have come up with a solution! Washi Tape! It is just like a big roll of masking tape. But it is a lot more colourful than regular masking tape! And you can buy it in a variety of different patterns. It has been specially designed to be used on walls and furniture, and you won’t have any trouble using it.
Carpeting a room can be expensive and time-consuming. It’s best to scrap the whole idea of getting carpets and stick to bare floorboards. This will help your home look incredibly chic and elegant. Worried it’ll be cold and could end up looking quite austere? Then add some rugs to your rooms! They come in a variety of sizes, so you can mix and match them however you want. Maybe one large on in your living room and a couple of smaller ones in the bedroom. Make sure you buy quality rugs so that they will last longer.
These decor hacks are so easy; you have no excuse not to use them!