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When most people re-decorate, they like to take their time. Usually, this is the right approach. Taking your time, particularly at the design stage, is wise because it gives you a chance to think, plan and get things right.
However, sometimes you do not have the luxury of being able to do this. For example, if you have family coming to stay in a month´s time or you desperately need to rent your spare room out to get some income. If you need to move fast, the home décor ideas I have put together below will help you to be able to do exactly that.
Buy an entire roomful of furniture
Instead of going from shop to shop trying to find items that match, consider buying some ex showhome furniture instead. This is a super fast way to furnish a room. If you want to, you can pick up absolutely everything you need including little items like rugs, cushions, and ornaments. Showhomes are always decorated to a high standard and in the latest style. Therefore, buying from the firm that provides that furniture is a great way to pick up really stylish items and do so at a low cost. Often, it has not been sat on or physically used, so it looks brand new.
If you do not have a show house-furnishing firm in your area, look for a staging company instead. They offer more or less the same service.
Failing that, ask your local furniture retailer if they do whole room packages. A lot of them do. This is an easy way to quickly get your hands on a set of furniture that blends together nicely. Often, you will also be able to secure yourself a nice discount.
Quick ways to freshen up your walls
Giving your walls a fresh new look need not involve you moving all of your furniture out, covering the floor in dust blankets and getting the paint trays out. Instead, you can use decals and stickers instead. Often, simply updating your wall hangings and adding a mirror can make a huge difference. Or you could shelve out an alcove and create a new display of attractive ornaments.
Fast ways to lay a new floor
Freshening up your floors will make a huge difference to how your home looks. A good way to do this is to lay laminate flooring. As you can see from this short video, it is surprisingly easy to do. For certain rooms, lino is a good option. It goes down even faster and is often a lot cheaper.
Order all of your decorative items online
Sometimes simply updating items like your soft-furnishings, ornaments, dinner service, cushions and the like is enough to make a huge difference. It will not take you very long to find what you need online and order it.
Make some small changes
When re-working a room, do not overlook the fact that you may be able to get away with only making a few small changes. Things like making new curtain tie backs, updating door handles, installing new lighting fixtures or hanging a mirror can all make a huge difference. Even de-cluttering, including reducing the amount of furniture you have in a room, helps.