Essential Tools For Decorating Home On Your Own

Decorating a home on your own can be a perfect way to save some money and still achieve established goals. The number of free ideas that content creators and specialists offer online is immense. Now you can change your room interior design without the help of professionals.


Every DIY enthusiast needs a tool kit. By investing in essential items and supplies, you will be able to make most of your projects more durable and enjoyable. Stay with us for some useful tips on how to complete your ideal tool kit for decorating your home on your own.

Create Your DIY Station

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We all need space in our house where we could express our creativity. Your garage might be a perfect option for that. This part of your house is usually full of tools you probably forgot about.

Do a little makeover of this place to create a perfect DIY station for your future project. Since this part of your house is usually full of tools you probably forgot about, you might be in for quite a surprise.

If you want to go further and make some major changes, you should consider hiring professionals to make sure everything is done correctly. For example, if you want to change your garage doors, get in touch with garage door suppliers - apart from the doors themselves, they usually also offer installation services.

List of the Most Important Tools

Here are some of the basic tools you might want to equip your toolbox with before starting decorating a house on your own.

  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Different types of knives
  • Handsaw
  • Pilers 
  • Brushes
  • Rollers
  • Tape Measure
  • Flashlight
  • Flashlight 
  • Hardware
  • Tape (duck tape, plumber's tape, painter's tape)
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Stud finder
  • Adjustable Pillars
  • Circular Saw
  • Safety Gear (gloves, mask, googles)

You can find more specifics about certain tools below.

Tool Kit with Brushes


A proper and diverse set of brushes will allow you to tackle various DIY projects. Since knowing what type of brush is used for what may take time, here are some of the essential types of brushes you might need.

Paint Brushes & Varnish Brushes

Depending on the surface you want to cover in pain, you'll have to look for different lengths and types of bristles:

  • Angled paintbrush - perfect for adding finishing touches and smoothing out the lines.
  • Long reach paintbrush - used for reaching different angles. It might be useful for painting the walls.
  • Set of decorative paint brushes- the most basic set you should equip your DIY station with.
  • Small round paintbrush - needed for creating neat details.
  • Dusting brush - can be used to take off excessive dust without damaging the surface.
  • Paperhanging brush - because of its unique construction, it's perfect for smoothing all the bubbles under freshly placed wallpaper.

TIP - Before using your new brush, wet it and start painting with it on any surface to get rid of the falling bristle. This will ensure that your work won't get ruined with an excessive amount of annoying fallout.


Rollers can speed up your work significantly. The biggest advantage of this tool is the fact that you can easily customize it - buy a paint roller frame and then purchase a roller sleeve that will be the most suitable for your needs. You can use the long-haired mohair roller sleeves, as they are perfect for use on textured walls, or the foam ones, which are ideal for painting smooth surfaces with an emulsion.



Knives are crucial tools needed during almost every decoration project you will take up. Here are two types of knives you might need the most in your tool kit.

Utility Knife

Many tasks, including cutting, might be hard to accomplish with scissors. In those situations, a utility knife comes in handy. It's the safest of its kind, as the blade is located inside the handle - you can extend it as needed. Use it to cut fabrics, open boxes, shave wood, mark notches on a board, or sharpen your pencils. Before buying, make sure the handle is made out of good quality materials and feels comfortable in your hand.

Putty Knife

Putty knife is also known as a scraper. It can be used for scraping paint from your wall or removing caulk around the windows. Specialists say that a putty knife with a 1,5-inch blade might be the most effective one as it is narrow enough to reach the corners.

The Final Words

As your DIY skills rise, your toolbox should expand as well. With more experience, you'll learn which tools you need the most and which are not that useful. Before buying new ones, remember to check your basement or garage first, as you might have already bought them years ago.

You might know from the start that some of the tools are not going to be used by you regularly. In that case, don't buy them - ask your neighbors instead. Maybe they could lend you some tools?

Lastly, keep in mind that a good tool kit won't guarantee you that all the projects will go smoothly. You also have to know how to use them properly. Build your skills gradually and have fun with it!

About the Author Laura Bennett

Hello, I’m Laura Bennett. I love nature especially when it comes to flowers and different kinds of plants. I started a very small garden behind my house and I named it Humid Garden. So, I created this blog to provide aspiring and inspiring thoughts about gardening for gardeners and anyone who has the intention of keeping a garden.

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