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How to Brighten Your Home for Spring

How to Brighten Your Home for Spring

For many, Spring is a sign of renewal and new life – and our homes are no different. There is something quite exciting about energising and refreshing the look and feel of your home, letting in the airy feeling of Spring after a somewhat bleak and cold winter.    Here are some ways you can spruce up your home for Spring.   Paint a Focal Wall Why not try painting your focal wall (the one that is seen the most) in a sunnier, brighter or even just a lighter shade of your current wall colour. This will add elements...
How to Choose the Right Painter & Decorator

How to Choose the Right Painter & Decorator

When it comes to choosing the right painter and decorator for your home, there are some key issues that you need to be aware of; have some basic DIY painting knowledge first, choose a specialist rather than a general handyman, find out the process, get quotes from the tradesmen you’re considering, get a time-frame and choose someone with lots of experience. Let’s consider each of these points in a bit more depth.    Basic DIY Knowledge Before you start inviting tradesmen into your home to give a quote on your project, it’s worth doing some research to find out...
Dulux Colour of the Year 2020: Tranquil Dawn

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020: Tranquil Dawn

The summer might have just ended, but experts in the interiors world have been busy over the last month looking to the fast approaching year ahead; making their predictions on what will be the next big thing. Kick-starting the predictions is Dulux, with their annual naming of the Colour of the Year which has been announced as Tranquil Dawn.  Selected by an expert panel of colour designers, industry trend forecasters, design specialists, architects and editors from all over the world, the Dulux Colour of the Year in now in its 17th year.  Tranquil Dawn; the soft green hue was...
Painting Tips for Beginners

Painting Tips for Beginners

Painting a room is a super easy way to freshen up the place and give a whole new feel; but this seemingly simple project can quickly turn into your worst nightmare if you’re not smart about it. Interior painting is by far the most popular DIY home improvement activity, and it’s easy to see why; everyone can give it a go – but you will need some patience, practice and some helpful advice. Follow these straightforward tips the next time you paint and you’ll end up with great looking walls, whilst staying sane and hopefully stress-free!   Prepare the...
What to do Before the Painter and Decorator Arrives

What to do Before the Painter and Decorator Arrives

There are a few little things you can do before your chosen painter and decorator arrives, which will be of great help to them, and will ultimately make your life a lot easier. Here are some tips for you.   Furniture In an ideal world, the room should be completely empty of furniture, but we know that it’s sometimes not possible to take everything out just because there isn’t anywhere to put it. Instead, try to leave the walls free and with easy access to them – this can be achieved by moving the leftover furniture to the centre...
Colour Trends for 2019

Colour Trends for 2019

The Pantone 2019 colour of the year is Living Coral, which is a shift from 2018 which was all about Ultra Violet. Purple hues were popularly paired with earth tones to create subtle blends and harmonies that are timeless and time-honoured. Living Coral is a bold and expressive colour that represents nature and attracts people like bees are attracted to bold flowers. This colour represents the shift towards more eco-friendly designs and furniture; looking after and saving the coral reef has been a focus over the past few years, so featuring a colour such as Living Coral shows commitment...