After investing a lot of time and effort into creating your ideal home interior, you’ll want to protect your home from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
There are a number of ways you can reduce the likelihood of your interior experiencing any damage or wear and tear. We’ve listed some top tips below.
Why should you protect your home interior?
You spend a lot of time in your home on a daily basis, so it’s natural that your interior will slowly diminish and show signs of use.
Decorating your home can certainly be expensive, so you won’t be wanting any additional costs on top to repair any damage to the hard work. It’s important to be proactive and prevent such wear to your interior, by implementing a few small additions to your home.
Using the correct door stops can ensure your skirting boards, doors and walls are protected from any damage. Without these, doors can slam against these fixtures and cause chips and damage to paint and woodwork.
Not only can they protect your interior, but they’re great at preventing accidents. Doors can easily swing towards you or fingers can get trapped, so be sure to install one if you have young children around, too.
Preventing paint scuffs
The type of paint you use will depend on how susceptible your walls are to scuffs and chips. It’s worth investing in high-quality paint and applying a protective coat to prolong the life of the paint, reducing the risk of another decorating job.
Also, consider using water and steam-proof paint in your bathrooms to withstand any condensation. This occurrence is inevitable, and regular paint will eventually start to peel in a steam-filled room.
Over time, the UV rays from the sun can cause paint to fade or discolour. This can also happen on any artwork and furniture in your home, particularly leather furniture, when the sun is shining directly on them.
To avoid this, consider investing in blinds and drapes that can be closed off to protect your sun-facing rooms from the strong rays.
Carpets and flooring are the most susceptible to getting dirty and damaged, especially if you have careless children and pets around. However, there are a number of simple ways to prevent this, including removing shoes when walking through the house to ensure any dirt is kept at the door.
Always hoover your carpets regularly and be sure to treat any stains as quickly as possible, to avoid any long-lasting damage. You could also use rugs and runners in your home where spillages are likely – for example, in the dining room or a play area.