4 Redecorating Tips for New Homeowners


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The best part about moving into a new home is redecorating it to make it your own. From knocking down walls to simple accessories, there are plenty of ways to create your own unique look in your home. Nevertheless, redecorating can be time consuming and expensive. For that reason we’ve put together a list of 4 redecorating tips for new home owners to help make doing up your home a little less stressful.

  • Do Your Own Painting
  • Upcycle
  • Accessorise
  • Don’t Forget the Basics

Painting is one of the things which anyone can do as long as you are willing to free up a couple of days and get your hands dirty. A cheaper alternative to wallpaper, painting is the cheapest way to transform a room. With your average painter costing more than £100 pounds a day, putting your painting skills to the test are worth it financially. Choosing your colour scheme can also be challenging.

Upcycling is the latest craze when it comes to home decorating but in actual fact its nothing new. The concept of doing up old furniture to make it look fresh and modern is a sure-fire way to save money. All you need is a creative vision and a lick of paint and your 1970’s shabby coffee table will be transformed into a contemporary piece that will brighten up your living room. Second hand furniture is also incredibly cheap to buy. Keep your eyes peeled in charity shops and second-hand furniture shops for the best deals!

Don’t forget the small things when doing up your home. This is where you can really make a house a home by adding your own unique touches. Small things like candles or a bouquet of flowers can make all the difference. It is even scientifically proven that flowers improve your mood and clean the air in the room. To really save money why not try a bit of DIY and make your own accessories. Art is one of the ways you can do this. Check out social media sites like pinterest or Instagram for a little inspiration.

When moving to a new house we can get caught up in redecorating to remember the basics. These include essential things like ensuring your heating and plumbing is all in order. There’s nothing worse than a dripping tap or an old shower with no pressure so make sure you take these things into consideration when redecorating. One of the more expensive things to consider, things like radiators can act both as a centre piece as well as a heat source. Check out the selection of designer radiators at Trade Radiators for inspiration and ideas on how you can turn a household essential into an attractive accessory.