Heavy furniture and everyday wear and tear can lead to dings, chips, and scuffs on your walls and floors. Even if the dent or scratch is small, it can be a major eyesore. And if the damage is big, you may end up with a big repair project on your hands. This is why it’s important to learn how to protect your home from your furniture.
While there are plenty of ways to repair these damages, some methods can be time consuming or costly. The best way to protect your home from your furniture is to be proactive in preserving the quality of your walls, floors, doors, and the furniture itself. Here are some easy ways to do just that.
Create a Buffer With Doorstops
Opening a door with too much force could cause it to swing open and bang against a wall or piece of furniture. Luckily, there’s an easy way to prevent this with doorstops.
Doorstops come in a wide range of prices and styles, ranging from your standard rubber doorstop to something a bit more fun and unique. Whichever you choose, it will help ensure your walls remain hole- and damage-free. Plus, you can also use doorstops to help prop doors open when you need some air or if the door sits on an angle.
Use Protective Pads on Furniture Legs
A good rule of thumb is to always use self-adhesive furniture pads for any and all furniture in your home. Furniture pads are a must especially if you have hardwood floors. You’ll want to protect your floor from furniture legs not just because they could scratch the floor but because they could create divots in the floor as well.
The self-adhesive pads come in a variety of shapes and sizes and stick to the bottom of each furniture leg. The easily removable pads will prevent any scratching if the furniture moves or prevent dents if the furniture is heavy.
Use Sliders if Making Rearrangements or Redecorating
You’ll really need to protect your home from your furniture when moving or rearranging heavy pieces. Prevent deep scuffs, dents, or tears in your carpet by using furniture sliders when you’re planning on making some interior design adjustments. The sliders will eliminate any friction between the furniture and floor, allowing you to move the item easily and without causing damage.
Furniture sliders come in plastic or rubber for carpeted floors. You can also find soft and felted sliders for hardwood floors and tile. Simply place the slider disc underneath each leg or side of the furniture and glide the piece across the floor to its new location before lifting and removing each one. If sliders aren’t available, you can also use a thick blanket.
Add Moulding to Prevent Chair Scuffs
Chairs are a major culprit when it comes to damaging walls and floors. Just a slight touch to the wall and you can scuff or damage the paint. A simple and aesthetically pleasing remedy to this potential problem is to add baseboard moulding to the room. By installing moulding at the baseboards, you’ll prevent the chair from hitting the actual wall.
The wonderful thing about baseboard moulding is that it’s functional and adds an additional design element to the room. Moulding looks beautiful everywhere from the dining room to your bedroom. Choose something modern and sleek or opt for something detailed and classic. The options are truly endless—and your walls will thank you.
Hang Photos & Wall Art Without Creating Holes
Decorating your home is important because it reflects your personal style. We all know one of the first things we do when making a house our home is hanging photos, art, or other pieces of decor. But, this is usually an invasive process which causes holes in the wall thanks to nails, screws, or other hanging methods.
Protect your walls (and the paint) by using mounting adhesive or adhesive wall hooks instead. Much like items mentioned before, these types of products have dozens of varieties, shapes, and purposes. If you choose a removable adhesive, you can pull it off when you want to move your art, and your wall and paint will be in tact.
Put Rubber Tips on Brooms & Mops
Oftentimes, we tend to lean our brooms, mops, and other household tools against the wall when we’re not using them. Doing this can lead to scuffs on the wall, damage to the paint, or small dents. By adding a rubber or foam tip to the upper portion of the handle, you can avoid this issue entirely.
To easily add a soft tip to the top of your household tools, you can purchase grip wrap, which allows you to add as much or as little cushioning as you’d like. There are also pre-made grips available that simply slide over the handle of your mop or broom. Now, you don’t have to worry about any scuff mishaps.
These simple tips are sure to protect your home from your furniture, helping to preserve the value of your home.