Getting started decorating a new home is an amazing feeling; what could be better than a fresh and beautiful platform primed and ready for you to squash in as much personality as poss! It can be *so* exciting, that it’s sometimes easy to get carried away and make a few novice mistakes that, trust us, you’ll live to regret. In the oh so noble interests of not getting the DIY overalls out again, the experts at sofa club have brought together the top 3 mistakes made when decorating new houses and how you can avoid them.
Measure twice, paint once You can be so utterly convinced a paint is perfect for a space all you like, but before it’s actually in there, you won’t know at all. Yes, it’s a little bit more expensive to shell out on different shade variations, but, trust us, it’ll all be worth it when you notice, actually, one shade lighter really sets off the furniture!
Shop around Sometimes, furniture from the same place can tie together a few bits and pieces in a room. That’s great, but when your whole house is George brand homeware, you’ve got a problem. It’s easy to get caught up with a single look, but in the long run, varying your home and interior will not only make it more livable- but also more you, and less the owner of that particular shop.
Plan out the layout One of the worst mistakes you can make when having a go at interior design is just pushing everything against the wall and thinking bish bash bosh done. No! It would be great if it was that easy, but rooms, especially larger spaces, often need a bit of jiggling around and innovation to actually look good- even with the perfect furniture. Don’t give up the job when you’ve done the shopping, you’re only halfway there! Try putting two sofas opposite each other or jutting out furniture for extra effect.
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Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.