Decorating your house can be a challenging and stressful task. Before you even begin, you need to decide the color scheme of the rooms you’ll be decorating, plus the positioning of all the furniture and other bits and bobs you have there. On top of that you need to think about the cost of decorating your house, whether or not you have the time to do it yourself, and how long it will take to complete.
With so much to think about before even picking up a paintbrush, you really don’t want to have any other little worries once you’ve started. Knowing what to do with all the furniture that gets in the way when decorating is one such worry, particularly in smaller homes. Furniture that blocks walls that need painting, which may also get spoiled by loose paint droplets or wayward paint strokes, can cause an unnecessary inconvenience. Where this is the case, there are a few options you should consider to deal with this issue and make decorating that bit easier:
Move Furniture to Another Room
It seems a bit obvious, but some people still take their chances by leaving furniture in a room while they paint it, and in doing so increasing the possibility of their stuff getting ruined by accidental paint splashes. Needless to say it’s definitely worth the extra effort moving everything into another room while you decorate, and if you get someone to help you it shouldn’t actually take that long to do.
Move Furniture into Middle of the Room
For those of us with smaller houses, there may not be room in other parts of the house to accommodate the furniture from the room under decoration. In this case you may have to settle for the trick of moving everything into the middle of the room, allowing complete access to the edge of the room, all the way around. This will give you space to paint the walls without being obstructed by furniture.
If you opt for the solution of moving things into the middle of the room, be sure to cover everything with old sheets. This will prevent unwanted paint splashes on your furniture, which can save a lot of stress and expense later on. The last thing you want is to have to reupholster your sofa after it gets covered in paint!
Put Furniture in Storage
Another option to consider when dealing with obstructive furniture during decorating is self-storage. Moving all your stuff into a storage unit can make decorating a whole lot easier, as it frees up space in your house. This leaves you to get on with painting without having to navigate an obstacle course of stuff, or worry about spoiling your furniture. Using self-storage units you can forget about furniture getting in the way of your decorating, whilst being safe in the knowledge that your belongings remain safe and dry the whole time it’s there.
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