Beginner’s Guide to Painting and Decoration

29 Aug

Everybody dreams of having a beautiful, clean, perfect home. However, getting your house done up takes a lot of time, effort, patience and money. Hiring people to help you make important furniture decisions, and professional painters can all be quite heavy on the pocket. An easier way to deal with a home renovation and decoration is by simple doing it yourself. You can start with deciding what kind of colours you want on your walls. Whether you want just one colour in a room, or 3, the choice is entirely up to you.painter and decorator 

Once you’ve got your colours all picked out, you’re ready to start the wall painting process. First, make sure that you cover your floor, and any furniture that is already in the room. You can either use lots of old newspapers, or a plastic sheet to do this. Then make sure your walls are ready for a coat of paint. They need to be absolutely clean, and there shouldn’t be any dents or holes on the surface. You can use painter’s tape to cover up the door frames, window sills, and any other places near the wall that you want to keep paint-free. You start your painting with a medium sized brush, making a 2 or 3 inch border inwards from the corner. Once this is done, you can use the famous W method to paint in the rest of the wall with a roller. If the first coat of paint hasn’t properly covered up the wall, you can apply a second coat once the first one has completely dried. When your paint is still a little damp, make sure you pull off your painter’s tape, otherwise you risk peeling off some of your paint as well.

Once your walls are all dry, you’re ready to start decorating! Home decoration is a beautiful art that allows you to make the most of any room. It is important to remember that the furniture you choose should complement the colours on your wall. You can use varying shapes, textures and shades of a colour to create a sense of harmony in the room. If there’s any part of your room you want to highlight, you can use big or unusual objects to draw attention to the area. This can also be done at the painting stage, by painting that area or wall a different colour from the rest of the room. It is important to keep ratio and proportion in mind. If you have big pieces of furniture, place them in your bigger rooms. They would occupy too much space in smaller rooms, and make the room appear cramped. On the other hand, small pieces of furniture in large rooms make the room look empty. Once your furniture is in place, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your masterpiece from anywhere in your home!