The holidays have arrived, and many of us are looking for home decorating ideas for decking our halls and walls. There's no shortage of great interior decorating suggestions out there, but how many of them tell you how to decorate without damaging your paint job? Trust us, because we're the experts on this: There's no better way to tear up a wall than by improperly hanging those heavier decorations. And when you get in that holiday decorating spirit, it's easy to make rash decisions that you (and your walls) will regret once the season is over. With that said, here are a few suggestions for home decorating that won't turn your wreath into a wrecking ball.
Lights and Other Light Stuff
The easiest way to hang lightweight decorations (like lights) is to use an adhesive product. We've had great luck with the hooks and adhesives from 3M, because they're sturdy, but you can remove them without damaging your interior paint job. There are also a few color options, so you're not necessarily stuck with something that clashes with your paint color. You might also consider transparent, wall-safe tape. For brick, try brick clips. They're more visible than tape, but you won't need to use too many, because they're very strong.
For the heavy stuff, you'll want to use drywall anchors. Try “EZ Ancors" if you don't know where your electric drill is. They'll support up to fifty pounds, and you don't have to use a drill: just tap them into place with a hammer, then use a screwdriver to finish the job. Consider hanging that heavy wreath in a spot where you can hang something else after the holidays. That way, you can just re-use the anchor. But if you do need to remove it at the end of the season, the hole is about the size of a dime, so you can quickly patch it with DAP or a similar product.
Stockings Full of Cheer
Stockings are a double-edged sword. You want your stocking to be full of goodies, but the heavier it is, the more damage it can do to your walls. So don't hang them on the wall…try one of our favorite home decorating ideas, the free-standing purse hanger. It'll hold plenty of weight (in case someone in the family is getting a lot of coal), and you can make it part of your interior decorating scheme by augmenting it with garland or tinsel.
If you've already done a little damage to your drywall, it's not the end of the world. Just let us handle it! Or maybe you're looking for an excuse to get a new paint job, and if that's the case, “accidentally" putting a few big holes in your wall is just the ticket. If this is the year when you put a new paint job on your Christmas list, make sure to call A New Leaf and get your free estimate today!
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