It is always an exciting moment when you make the decision to redecorate your home, but you might find it difficult to know exactly where to start. From replacing tired flooring to choosing your new colour scheme, there are many things to look forward to, but each stage in the process will require you to make some big decisions.
Below, we have put together some of our top tips for redecorating your home. From the benefits of wood floors to the power of plants, follow these tips to complete your home décor.
One of the tips that you can consider when it comes to your home décor is to make sure you choose flooring for your home. There are many different flooring options, which can make it difficult to find the right one for you. Remember that, while they may look plush and comfortable at first, carpets have a habit of getting tired very quickly and, in the long term, may not be the cost-effective option they appear to be. If you are looking for flooring but you are not sure which option will be right for you then, take a look at the wood flooring options to give you a better idea of what you can get.
There are plenty of fantastic options to select from when it comes to installing new floors in your home. However, you can’t just select any old type of flooring, slap it down throughout your home, and hope that it’ll work.
Well, I’ve talked a lot about floors here on the blog. I guess it’s because I love all things home, and floors are a HUGE part of the home! But something I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned before here in my posts is that I used to work for a daycare.
I worked for a daycare for 2 weeks over Christmas break when I was home for college. One of the teachers wanted a nice long Christmas break, and I needed the work, so I did what I had to do! Can I just say that I have TONS of respect for those who work with littles on a daily basis! It was a great learning experience, that’s for sure!
But a space like a daycare should be full of things for kids, right? Right! And to this day, I will never forget that old ugly rug that was in my classroom. It was dull. It was grody. It looked like it belonged in an adult daycare instead of a child’s daycare. I hated that thing from the first day I went inside, and I was glad I never had to see it again when I was done with the job!
So when Georgia from The Rug Seller contacted me about an infographic of child-friendly floor spaces, I was shocked at the memories it brought back! And once I looked at the image, I knew that these suggestions were exactly what kiddos need! Check it out…
We’re moving from a home that is all carpet (other than the bathroom and the kitchen) into a home that only has carpet in three closets. While this will be FANTASTIC for our allergies, there is a lot of white tile and light-colored wood covering these floors…and we have a very black kitty cat. And let’s face it, I’m very anal when it comes to keeping things clean.
I was really wondering what I should do as far as a tool to clean these floors with! Just use a broom and sweep everything all the time? Then follow up often with a good ol’ mop? That would take forever! What about a steam cleaner? But I still need to get the dirt up first! Or could I just use the regular vacuum I already have? I used to have a Swiffer SweeperVac and I really loved it, but the battery was horrible, which translated into horrible suction, and I eventually got rid of it. But I really liked the size of it – maybe something like that?
After doing a bit of research, I finally came across something I thought might work: a 3-in-1 Vac from Bissell. The good thing was, it was only $20 at Walmart, so I figured, even if it’s horrible, I’ve only wasted $20…instead of investing a few hundred for something that I might not like. And it’s a Bissell – it’s bound to work at least KINDA good, right?
So I picked this little baby up from Walmart and headed to our new house to give it a good cleaning before we started moving things in.