When you’re a huge fan of decorating, which I am, there are usually two things you wish for. The first is that you knew a little more about the design principles, and how to create a stunning interior that just works. But this is often easily fixed. Not only can you read almost anything and everything on design online, until your brain explodes, but you’ll also find whole blogs dedicated to the art of decor. After hours of researching blogs and online articles, you should feel like you know so much more about what you need to do and how to do it. First wish granted, now let’s look at the second.
For a lot of people, that second wish is going to be having the tools to take on just about any decorating job. Because when the moment strikes and you just want to get on with some decorating, you’re often held back because you don’t have the right tools. So, in order to stop this from happening and ruining your creative flow, you need to make sure you’re well-equipped. And to do that, you need to create yourself a killer DIY kit. The best part is that you don’t necessarily need a lot of big expensive pieces in your kit. You just need seven simple things and you’ll be ready to get to work.
So first of all, we’re going to start out with the big guns. Because as much as your DIY kit is going to contain some cool essentials, it also needs to be practical too. A huge side of decorating itself is very practical, and you often need to hang pictures and fit curtain poles. For both of those things, you need the basics like hammers, nails, and screwdrivers. So you’re going to want to get down to your local tool supplies store, or order a few bits online to get you started.
Your kit isn’t all about the big and fancy things; it’s about some of the most simple essentials, like glue. And no, we’re not just talking a glue stick here. We’re talking about contractor style adhesives like riteadhesives.com.au supply. Because as part of your DIY arsenal, you need to make sure that the stuff you’re using is going to stand the test of time.
There’s also sandpaper to stock up on. Because think about it, you’re often going to want to start sanding things down when you decorate. From cabinets to floors, even the dollhouse we are working on at the moment, there’s a lot that could need sanding, so you may not only need the sandpaper, but you might need an actual sanding tool too.
From here, we’re on to paint brushes. Because decorating almost always requires a lick of paint. But you really do need to make sure that you have all of the right paint brush essentials. And yes, there are different types of paintbrushes as diydoctor.org.uk tells us. So be sure to research the kinds that you’re likely to need. Whether you need them for walls or furniture, it’s a good idea to get yourself a good variety to keep in your kit.
Next up, you could need some pieces of fabric to keep in your decorating arsenal too. It can often be quite fun to add to your collection. Because it’s so easy to come across gorgeous pieces of fabric, but not have a use for them… yet! So adding fabric to your kit can be a great motivator to encourage you to get creative with what you have.
And that last point has lead us nicely onto the idea of adding a sewing kit into the mix too. Because decorating isn’t all about paint swatches and hammering in nails. It’s also all about textiles. And with a sewing kit, you can make sure that your curtains fit just right and you can even start to make other things for your home, like cushion covers. I recommend taking a look at what essentials craftsy.com says you should have in your sewing kit.
And finally, you’re going to want to finish off with some pretty pieces. Because what’s decorating with a bit of glitter and embellishment. From beads to sequins to ribbons, there’s a lot of added extras you can throw in for good look. You never really know when you might need to bedazzle things up as you decorate your way around the home.