Sprucing Up Your Home for Spring

If you are anything like me, you are really looking forward to the upcoming change in the weather. But not so much to spring cleaning. Unfortunately, deep cleaning reveals the fact that your décor needs some attention. Fortunately, fixing these is normally not that hard. Here are a few common issues along with a simple way to fix each of them.

Scuffed skirting boards

Inevitably, skirting boards get scuffed, dinged and dented. Or, they simply don’t fit in with the style of your room décor anymore. When that happens, you need to find a skirting boards provider that sells good-quality products for a low price.

Fortunately, there are online retailers that do exactly that. You just need to do a search for MDF skirting to find them. The MDF type is inexpensive and very easy to install. Provided you look after it, you will not have to replace it for decades.

Some rooms still feel dark and dingy

a person using a mop to clean a wooden floor with white units in the background

If after washing your windows, light fittings and bulbs, one of your rooms is still dark and dingy you may need to change your window coverings. Changing your curtains or blinds so that more of the glass is exposed when they are open can make a room a lot brighter.

Hanging a mirror can also work, it really does make more of the light that is available. This is simply because it sends it back around the room and makes it appear bigger than it is. Introducing, bright, warm colours can help too. Yellow, in particular, picks up and amplifies daylight.

Sorting out scuff marks and chips

If you have marks that simply won’t shift try rubbing them away gently a magic eraser. They can work miracles. Just do not be too enthusiastic when you use one. If you rub too hard and vigorously you will end up with a shiny mark on your wall instead of a dark one.

Chips in paintwork can usually be filled in provided you have kept some of the paint that you originally used. But, again you need to be careful about how you do it. The best approach is to follow a good online tutorial. Preferably one that has been created by a professional painter.

You cannot get your floors looking clean enough

Worn carpet, permanently marked lino or wooden floors need to be sorted out. Marks on flooring always make a room look dirtier than it actually is. Often, you can solve this problem by laying a rug in a strategic position or having your carpets professionally cleaned.

Laminated flooring, tiles and lino can all be repaired using customised kits that are fairly easy to find online. The trick to getting good results with these is taking the time to prepare the surface carefully. This will take a bit of time, but it really is worth doing the job properly.

So, there you have it, 4 common home décor issues and how to fix them without spending a lot of time or money. I hope they come in handy and help you to make your home look instantly better.

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