Help & How To

  1. colour and mood

    CAN COLOUR AFFECT MOOD?

    Colour theory is very well established – whether colours are complimentary or clashing, whether they are warm or cold. But can colour affect the way that you feel and can your surroundings change your mood?

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  2. choosing and sampling

    Choosing and sampling paint colours

    Choosing the right colour can be a nervewracking process. Have you ever narrowed down your choice in-store, brought a few sample pots home to dab some paint on the walls, only to realise that the shades look nothing like you thought they would on your walls?

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  3. APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    APPROACH REDECORATING LIKE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

    One of the most important tools that a designer uses to gather all of the information they need about the scope of the project is the client brief. If you are thinking about redecorating yourself, this is a great process to go through to clarify your needs and bring some direction to the project.

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  4. clean up

    HOW DO I CLEAN UP AFTER PAINTING AND WHAT DO I DO WITH LEFTOVER PAINT?

    Traditionally, cleaning up after painting was a bit of a specialist process. Nowadays, more and more interior paints are water-based, which means that clean up much more straightforward!

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  5. light neutrals

    DECORATING WITH LIGHT, NEUTRAL COLOURS

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  6. paint and wallpaper

    PAINT VS WALLPAPER – WHICH SHOULD I CHOOSE?

    The single most effective thing you can do to transform the look of a room is to change the colour on your walls. Aside from choosing colour, one of the biggest decorating decisions to make is whether you use paint or wallpaper to create the look.

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  7. THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    THE COLOUR WHEEL – A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING COLOUR

    Many professionals work with colour and design on a daily basis. As well as having natural creative flair for these jobs, they have also studied colour theory and understand the base rules for creating different moods using colour. If you would like to give your space a new look but aren’t sure where to start, understanding the basics of colour theory can give you a great background and help you to choose your approach to a colour scheme.

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  8. WHAT TYPE OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?

    WHAT TYPE OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?

    So you’ve decided to redecorate. You have a colour scheme in mind, but do you know your eggshell from your chalky matt and your metallic from your gloss?

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  9. preparing to decorate

    PREPARING TO DECORATE

    Preparation is everything, and that saying is definitely true when it comes to decorating. Luckily, preparing a room to decorate is straightforward if you know what you're doing, and paying attention to the small details beforehand will help ensure the finished results speak for themselves.

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  10. Upcycling furniture

    UPCYCLING FURNITURE – GIVING AN OLD FAVOURITE A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

    Upcycling – the new buzzword. In recent years we have seen the trend towards make do and mend,towards individualism and creating something unique, whilst reducing waste by recycling old pieces.This winning combination of saving money while pouring your own personality in to your homeseems to have captured the imagination of the nation. So what do you need to know if you are considering your own project?

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  11. how much paint do i need

    HOW MUCH PAINT DO I NEED FOR MY PROJECT?

     You’ve put together a mood board to transform your living room. You’ve picked the perfect colour for the walls and a coordinating colour for the woodwork. But how do you know how much paint you will need?

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  12. choosing colour to maximise light

    CHOOSING COLOUR TO MAXIMISE LIGHT WITHIN YOUR HOME

    People often use words such as light and airy, or dark and gloomy to describe rooms. The amount of light that a room gets, based on the direction it faces and the number of windows it has is not something that can be easily changed. But you can use colour to change the feel of a room and maximise light.

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  13. glitter glaze

    ALL THAT GLITTERS

    Looking to add a bit of sparkle to your home? Glitter glazes are a great way to create a feature in a room, whether you want to create a minimal look, an opulent space or a creative space for kids.

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  14. Decorating with natural light

    NATURAL LIGHT

    The way a room feels has a lot to do with how much natural light gets into it and the orientation of the windows. 

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  15. how light affects colour

    HOW LIGHT AFFECTS PAINT COLOUR

    Have you ever redecorated a room in your home, only to find the end result differs to the colour in the tin?

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