DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Interior Decorating (
-   -   Advice for fast decorating? (

mrobm 12-10-2013 07:49 AM

Advice for fast decorating?
​Hey everyone. I'm new to this website and the whole remodeling/interior decorating thing. But I'm working on my first project about remodeling and prepping properties for sale. I'm mostly concerned with fully putting a room together (furnishings and all) that looks good but doing it as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Personal taste doesn't matter since it's not for me.

What have you found to be the best way to get furnishings and supplies for your rooms? IKEA and Home Depot? I'm finding it a big pain to make sure everything fits and looks good together (I'm not an interior designer, after all). Is there an easier way to make sure everything matches before I start painting, especially when I'm trying to stay at or under budget?

(Also, if you have any pointers about stuff to be aware of in this part of the process that I might not be aware of, please let me know!) Thanks!

joecaption 12-10-2013 08:26 AM

Rent it do not buy it then it's deductible.
They will move it and out.
Work out a deal where they can put up a small pop up ad that sits on a table to lower the price.
Buy some candles that smell like fresh baked cookies or apple pie if your having an open house. If you burn them set them in the sink for safety.

Startingover 12-10-2013 04:19 PM

One builder used to get things at Target for model homes. Walmart also has some furniture.

When I managed apartments we got things at Target also for apartments that were shown; throw rugs, towels, a few dishes for the kitchen.

alexjoe 12-13-2013 09:59 AM

Donít take pain just focus on what you like most for your home.

Gymschu 12-24-2013 08:28 AM

Lots of real paint stores like Sherwin-Williams have employees who have design training come to your house for FREE to help you coordinate everything. Of course, the catch is that you use THEIR paint for your project. As a painter, I have had customers use this service with great success.

Blondesense 12-24-2013 10:14 AM

If you are staging strictly for resale, a used bed frame and an air mattress will be a lot cheaper and easier to move than the real thing.
And don't rule out used. If you have a H4H restore or other used furniture place nearby you might check them out. Even if an item is beat up, a slipcover, table cloth, or coat of paint can make a huge difference.

mondaywest 12-24-2013 12:44 PM

Don’t take pain please concentrate on your work. Everything will be fine.
If you want to repaint a whole room just paint a contrasting rectangle over a sofa. Paint a ceiling a light colour of the wall. Update all room space with paint in home.

bbo 12-24-2013 12:52 PM

and don't put too much in a room. the more spacious you make it, the more appealing it is.

ie, queen bed, not king in MBR, twin in other BDRs.

if I was to do this, I would probably google real estate staging.

Keep garage empty, no pictures with people in them. neutral colors, nothing splashy.

surfboards123 02-19-2014 02:03 AM

For stunning, beautiful decoration you can use in decoration like -
1.You can use candles in your decoration.
2. also you can use home made items or items which are easily available to us at home like crystals,pine cone,handmade paper snowflakes, beaded garland.

alexjoe 02-19-2014 10:35 AM

I agree with this guy.

IslandGuy 02-19-2014 11:03 AM

Less is more.

luckybabydoll 07-03-2014 01:42 AM

There are many creative home accessories and furnishing which are easily bought. These creative stuff can help you design your room.

AlvinJackso 07-24-2014 09:10 AM

Don't take much pain just change the interior of your house I mean just change the direction of the objects which are there in your home.I am sure it will give a different look just in an hour.

Em em 02-26-2015 05:42 AM

If you're staging for a sale, probably keep it as clean and simple as possible.

Declutter everything and keep everything in storage. If furniture is an issue, try getting slipcovers in a neutral color or that matches your color palate.

There's a bunch of guys that do slipcovers for couches, try googling custom works or comfort works (can't remember)

MaryAguila 03-11-2015 10:17 AM

If there is an IKEA nearby, I'd head there. Cheap candles, rugs, framed pics. You can't go wrong.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1