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The Busy Mum’s Guide to Decorating Your Home

So, you’ve finally moved into your dream, family home, and all that’s left to do is decorate it exactly the way you want. Your choice of colour, furniture, lighting. Easy, right? Well, not quite. Decorating is easier said than done when you’re a busy mom with active kids to keep entertained, and a million other jobs to keep on top of. It can be tricky to find the time to do all this as well as decorating your home, but here are some top tips to help busy mums who want to enhance their home, or garden.

Make a Plan

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Before diving straight in, take a few moments to come up with a plan. Sit down and think about exactly what it is you are wanting, how much you are willing to spend, and be realistic with how long it may take. Consider colour schemes, themes, space and furniture. If you’re going to be decorating your entire home, start with one room at a time. This will avoid chaos in the house! Take a look at home magazines and Pinterest inspiration if you’re not sure what to go for. Decide on a budget that you can stick to in order to avoid breaking the bank. Decorating your home will take time, and rushing it will leave you unhappy with the finished result, so bear this in mind before starting on your project. 

Use Organizers

Clutter can take away from the beauty of your home decor. That’s why organizing is part of the decorating process. To enhance the beauty of your home and maximize your space, think about which organizers to use for your cabinets, countertops, desks, shelves, and other storage areas. Using organizers frees up your working areas and contributes to the efficient use of space. When your things have places to call their own, it’s easier for you to clean, declutter, and find items when you need them. Finally, a clutter-free space lets you create an atmosphere conducive to relaxation or concentration in your home.

Look Out for Deals

Once you know what you want, it’s time to go out and get everything you need to get started! Home stores often have everything you need in one place, but they can be slightly higher in price than online offers. Shop around or browse online if you want to be savvy and get the cheapest deals. Consider going to charity shops or garage sales; you may be surprised at what you can pick up for a fraction of the price! The great thing about garage sales is that you can take the kids with you and they can help you choose things for the house! Garden centers are full of amazing plants that can really transform your indoor space as well as outside, so why not have a look what you can find! 

If you’re going to be completely redoing a room, then think about the pieces that are going to be right for the new design. For example, if you plan to look into complete bathroom suites to upgrade your bathroom but you don’t know for sure what the design is going to be yet, either don’t buy any decorations for that space, or buy neutral ones that go with everything. Of course, you don’t want to pass up a deal, but you also don’t want to waste money in the process

Hire a Handy Man

So, what if you’re not sure about tackling the house alone… have you thought about getting help from a professional? Hiring a handy man for things like painting or landscaping can be a real help for busy parents, and they don’t always cost an arm and a leg. Check out this handyman service which offers an affordable range of services to help you around the house, including painting, decorating, landscaping and repairs for an hourly rate. Edward’s Enterprises can help you get the exact look that you’re going for. Hiring a professional means that you can save time if you find that you’re too busy to do it all yourself.  Plus, you can be sure it will look great at the end. 

Get the Kids Involved!

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One of the best tips for busy mums is to get the kids involved in the decorating! We all know how stressful it can be to keep the kids happy while working in the house, so why not kill two birds with one stone and get the kids to help! They can easily get involved with choosing color schemes or painting – just make sure the furniture is covered because this will get messy! This is especially good for when it comes to decorating their bedroom, as they will love helping and choosing how their space looks. Fill the kids’ rooms with beanbags and toy boxes to keep toys organized and floors tidy.

Top Tip! If you have small kids, avoid white furniture and paint, as handprints and stains show up very easily and can be difficult to get rid of. Or, you could consider buying paint that you can wipe clean, such as this ‘easy clean’ paint from Dulux. 


A great way to save money is by upcycling things you already have at home. This is especially great if you love DIY projects, and it’s easy to get older kids involved in this one. You can upcycle just about anything in your home. What I really love about upcycling things is that you are using stuff you already have, rather than throwing them away and buying new stuff – therefore it’s better for the environment. You can make them exactly how you want and put a personal touch on each item, making them unique. Check out these upcycling ideas to transform your home! 

So, there we have it – stick to these tips when you decide to give your home a makeover to make it as stress-free as possible. Just because you’re a busy mom, who says you can’t have a beautiful home? Happy decorating!


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