5 things you should do when planning a decorating project


Decorating can be really enjoyable, that’s why we all love what we do here at Juniper Ash. However, one of the things that people neglect to do before they begin a decorating project is plan it out properly. This can lead to untidy results and in some cases a need to redecorate the room because the owners are so unhappy with it.

Given that we know what we are talking about when it comes to planning decorating projects, the team have put their heads together to come up with their top 5 tips.

  1. Get inspiration

With access to the internet, and social media channels such as Pinterest, there are some fantastic sources of inspiration out there. When looking at a room they want to decorate many people underestimate just what’s possible. Getting inspiration and collecting pictures of the look that you want to achieve can be a great way to inspire you to make your space the best that it can be.

  1. Make use of samples

Once you know what you want the finished results to look like, it’s time to go out and pick up some samples. Many people don’t do this and end up investing in paint or wallpaper that they don’t like.

The colours or patterns may have looked great in the picture, online, or in the shop, but it’s just not quite what you are looking for. You can get samples from many suppliers, even those that solely sell their products online, so you can see the potential finish in the room you will be decorating. This may prolong your decorating project slightly but it’s well worth the wait.

  1. Make a list of everything that you might need

There’s nothing more frustrating than being at the top of a ladder and realising that you haven’t got all of the tools for the job. Make sure that you take the time to sit down and list everything that you will need to complete the project before you get started.

  1. Properly prepare the space

Preparation of the room is vital, it ensures a smoother running project and neater results. Make sure that the walls are clean and free from any dirt or old pieces of wallpaper. Wipe down the woodwork and cover any furnishing, especially if you are painting.

  1. Consider the benefits of hiring professional decorators

The best way to ensure the five star results is by bringing in the professionals. This will ensure that your decorating project is properly planned and that the results are floorless.

For more information about hiring a professional decorator, or for a free, no obligation discussion and quotation, contact the Juniper Ash team today on 01664 851 502. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.