It’s fair to say that getting your family home just right is pretty vital. This space is your family paradise, after all, and creating a space you all feel comfortable in is priority number once. Hence why you put so much thought into both exterior and interior appearances! There’s nothing wrong with that level of dedication. Unless, of course, you find that you’re having to overhaul home appearances on pretty much an annual basis.
Decor is tough, after all, not to mention expensive. Yet, it’s surprising how many of us feel as though we’re continually updating. You likely even look at those homeowners who haven’t redecorated in five years with green gills. But guess what? You could be just like them.
The reality is that no one’s home should need redoing annually. As such, the fact that you’re falling foul here suggests you’re making certain mistakes when you tackle your house in the first place. To help you find your way to long-lasting decor, we’re going to consider what those mistakes are, and how you can stop making them at last.
Not spending enough on your efforts
Family life can be expensive, so it’s no surprise if you want to save where you can. The trouble is that, as you’re clearly discovering, cheap decoration supplies are usually that way for a reason. Sure, you can save some money in the first place, but those cheap siding panels are never going to last. By comparison, while the cost of a James Hardie Siding installation may be slightly higher, it also comes complete with a 30-year transferable warranty that’s guaranteed to last. Even cheaper paints are going to start crumbling before their more pricey counterparts. So, ask yourself, are you really saving anything?
Along the same lines, you may be cutting corners when you do get down to home decoration. Who can blame you when you’re doing this at least once a year? You’re likely so fed up with painting that you rush each coat, or otherwise work to make the task easier. Sadly, as with your ‘bargain buys’ cheap attempts to cut corners now will ultimately cost you. By instead taking your time, you can at least ensure quality finishes that don’t start crumbling within the year.
Focusing too much on current trends
Even if you’re guilty of none of the above, focusing your decor efforts too much on current trends could still see you needing to change things sooner rather than later. Take, for instance, the grey decor we’ve seen in recent years, which is quickly falling foul to black walls this season. The simple fact is that jumping on that style bandwagon is never going to lead to lasting decor choices. Instead, look at longer-lasting trends, or simply pair styles that you like. That way, you can bet you’ll be a lot happier with your efforts no matter what everyone else is doing. And, as simple as that, you’ll be able to scrap the annual rehaul at last!