Every room needs some TLC now and then, regardless of where you live. Maybe you have a London flat in need of a makeover, or a town house a little way out of the city with a few rooms you’ve never quite got around to decorating.

Whatever the case may be, you might wonder where all the time goes and why you never get around to decorating the rooms that need it. Most of us have busy lives in one way or another. This means decorating might continually get pushed to the bottom of the list.

Another thing that puts people off decorating of any kind is the preparation work involved. After all, it’s not just a question of slapping on some paint or putting up wallpaper. You have to consider what colour scheme you are going to use. The paintwork needs sanding down before you can repaint it. Holes need to be filled. Old wallpaper needs to be stripped. The room needs to be emptied… and suddenly what seemed to be a job that will take a couple of days could take a lot longer. It could also involve a lot of upheaval. Small wonder some people put off jobs like this for as long as possible.

It is also the reason why some people hire painters and decorators to get the jobs done for them. It can be a lot faster to do this if you can find a reliable painter and decorator in London to handle the work for you. It also means you are free to get on with other things so you don’t have to worry about handling paint, wallpaper and sanding.

It does of course mean you get to do all the good bits still though, such as choosing an appropriate colour scheme and deciding what the finished room should look like. Hiring a professional will ensure you can see your ideas through to fruition and still get your regular tasks done at the same time. This is also a good idea if you know your skills do not lie in the area of DIY or decoration. After all, the preparation can sometimes be more of a challenge than the decorating itself, and yet a lack of it will show through if you try and skimp on it.

So, which rooms in your London property will you be decorating this year?