Secure it with a bit of tape to make a better seal. This is really a temporary solution and should not be used long term. Before installing paneling, paint stripes on the walls. It doesn't matter how well you try to install the paneling, the old wall seems to want to peek through. Be sure to measure the paneling before you install it. At every place where panels are going to join, put a little paint on the wall in a color that will closely match the paneling.A great thing about home decor is that oftentimes it doesn't have to match. You can buy a great dining room table and mix and match chairs. This is great for cottage and country-styled homes. Buying a table second hand and adding chairs from different places actually creates a great design element, as well as a sense of accomplishment. Give those used chairs a chance to shine. Before you make firm renovation plans, you should check out other homes and subdivisions.Doing this will allow you to check out modern looks so that you will better be able to imagine the look of your home with these options. This is much better than simply looking at the modern options at your local hardware store. Many model homes even hire a decorator to include window coverings and furniture to complete the effect, so you can copy the ones you like best and skip a lot of trial and error when updating your own home.You may like to look back on all the hard work and changes when it feels like the project as a whole will never be done. Keep pictures on your computer or have them printed for a scrapbook. You can speed the drying of your drywall patch by using a hair blower. Any hair dryer will work as long as it is portable enough that you can direct the air flow from it over your patch. Keep the air temperature set to low and don't try to dry the patch too quickly or it will crack.