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Everyone has one, whether it’s the cubby hole near the fire, the tiny guest bedroom, or one of the larger rooms in your home that has uneven walls and some weird angles to deal with. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about awkward spaces and how to deal with them, something you are probably dreading. However, you don’t need to stress if you have an usually shaped area that you want to revamp, instead follow the advice below.
Before you convert a space
Many people don’t just want to revamp an awkward space, but they want to convert it into something else. However, before you start to roll up your sleeves and push on with this job you need to think carefully.
Why? Well, it’s because spaces converted into other things often need expensive customisation such as a window seat that requires a specially made cushion to work. Naturally, such an expense will not help you to decorate on the cheap. Therefore it’s wise to be sure to check that you can get things in the right size such as the window dressing from Make My Blinds that you can search for by length and drop before you go ahead. Otherwise, you may find yourself spending a lot more than you bargained for.
Check your access
Next, awkward spaces are ones that are not always easy to gain access too. They may be high or small, for example, or a combination of both. Therefore you must check that you can gain access to this space without investing a fortune in new ladders and equipment.
Of course, safety is paramount here, so if you are using a combination of ladders or erecting your own scaffolding, be sure you know how to do this safely. Otherwise, decorating your awkward space could cost you your health as well.
Paints not paper
The golden rule when it comes to decorating hard to reach and tricky shaped spaces is to steer well clear of wallpaper. After all, papering your home walls can be a challenge when they are perfectly straight and are freshly skimmed.
What this means is if you are trying to add paper to a problematic spot you are practically asking for extra hassle, and to end up wasting more paper than you get on the walls. Something that is bound to cost you dearly and eat into your budget and should be avoided wherever possible.
Clean up when done
Lastly, it is vital to remember to clean things up once you are done, especially in an awkward space that doesn’t get cared for in your regular home cleans. This is because dirt and debris can stay there for a long time and bring down the look of the space.
Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy cleaners to do this. In fact, you can clean things down with a homemade cleanser when you have finished. Just another way to add to your savings while decorating, and while cleaning up the mess decorating makes in the awkward space in your home.