If you are planning on welcoming guests into your home this Christmas you're probably keen to make a real effort.  This will feel like such a treat in comparison to last year.  Creating that cosy, festive feel will make it all the more special and this bedroom demonstrates just what a fresh lick of paint and some twinkling lights can do to a space. 

This bedroom originally had dark blue walls but with a little bit of time and some easy steps, a welcoming, warm and sophisticated style was created.  

Aiming for an elegant and grown-up look to complement the new high headboard, some simple panelling was applied to the walls to add interest.

Not phased by the drastic change in colour, Lily (@layered.home) used our 1829 Undercoat in Light Grey first to prepare the surface for painting and to ensure the new colour looked exactly as she hoped.

'Greige' colours are hugely popular at the moment as people adopt warmer, more saturated tones into their homes yet still enjoy the elegance of grey.

Lily chose Grisaille - our sumptuous honey-tinted colour for the topcoat in this room.  She used Chalky Emulsion for the walls and the same colour in Eggshell for the woodwork.


During the celebrations, there will be rooms of the home that you'll spend more time in than others.  Your hallway will provide a warm welcome, setting the scene for the coming festivities. Tidy up the woodwork and bannisters with our hardwearing Eggshell - we love this monochrome look below incorporating off white and our striking shade Jet Black.  The dining room takes centre stage at this time of year and even a fresh lick of paint can really help to provide a backdrop to your wonderful festive decor. This example below incorporates Payne's Grey which looks great against the warm woods and textures.

Our 1829 Collection includes a harmonious selection of 110 colours all available in three distinct finishes.  This makes a quick update an easy job to tick off the list as we begin the countdown to Christmas.  

Image credit: @ home_at_door4


A new colour for a guest room is an achievable way to freshen up a space but to really wow your guests, why not think about using one of our show-stopping Artisan effect paints to create a feature wall.  From shimmering metallics to tactile concrete it's possible to create a finish that will have your guests in awe!

This wall features Artisan Antique Gold

Image credit: @annalysejacobs

That beautiful texture is Artisan Concrete Effect

Image credit: @theoldfarmhouseproject

If you love texture then there are plenty of options to choose from...

How about an industrial feature wall?  Our Artisan Rust effect looks great here in this dining room alongside the exposed brickwork. 

Image credit:@sevenpinedoors

Feeling creative?  Go for a mural across a whole wall or chimney breast by incorporating our Chalk Wash paint. PROJECT DETAILS.

Mural by @layered.home

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