Last week we talked about small and inexpensive ways you can freshen up your house and give it a new look and feel, especially after a declutter. This week we are looking at how a fresh lick of paint can bring a new lease of life to your house.
Colour is a very personal preference. We do not wish to tell you what colour to paint your walls, but if you have no idea where to start here is an introduction to colour in your home and a few simple questions and ideas to get you thinking.
First off, we recommend thinking about an overall colour scheme in your house. This helps the colour to flow throughout the house and it adds a sense of continuity in each room.
Secondly, it’s worth thinking about these questions when you are planning the colour of your rooms:
What do I use this room for?
For example, if you only use your living room in the evening, it might be worth going for the cosy feel. We’d then suggest warm colours and matching soft furnishings.
How often am I in this room?
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen and it is a busy family room, it may be worth painting and decorating this room a bright, neutral colour to keep it light and airy.
Which direction is this room facing and how often will it see the sun?
This is particularly important with a North facing room. If you have a North facing room and you paint it a bright white, it could feel cold and clinical. However, if you paint it a warm white and decorate with warm or bright soft furnishings you can achieve a cosy or colourful atmosphere.
Remember that with each colour you can choose four palettes: warm, bright, calm and cool. And these tones can make all the difference to the overall feel and effect you want to achieve.
If you would like more advice about colour, do not hesitate to get in touch and we can help guide you in the right direction.
PS If you would like to learn how to become supper decluttered and organised,