Monthly Archives: September 2013

Are you renovating your kitchen?

The kitchen is often regarded as the heart and soul of any home.

It's where your family and friends come together to eat, drink and be merry – so its interior design should exude happiness and warmth.

If you're thinking about doing some kitchen renovations, we encourage you to spend a fair amount of time poring over paint colours and wallpaper patterns.

It's important that you love the way your kitchen looks and feels. If you don't, it might affect your cooking!

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A colour scheme inspired by Van Gogh

If you're looking for some home decorating ideas, have you consider going to an art gallery for inspiration?

We're not saying you should paint a replica of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' on your living-room wall, although it would probably look stunning if you did.

However, you might find a piece of art that contains a colour scheme that really speaks to you.

You can then use this colour scheme in a unique way in your living room or bedroom design.

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Keep it simple and calm in the bedroom

Ah, the bedroom. The sanctum sanctorum of the household, where you can go to relax and unwind after a tough day at work or school.

The bedroom is a private space that very few people are permitted to enter – apart from its owner, of course.

However, just because it doesn't get seen by the discerning public on a regular basis, doesn't mean you shouldn't put a lot of thought into your bedroom design as it's one area of your home where you can indulge your colour ideas without feeling it's on show for visitors.

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2013 paint colour trends

It's that time of year again – Christmas! That means it's almost 2014, and time to take a look back at some of the hottest colour trends of the year gone by.

If you're completely stuck when it comes to redecorating your home, you may be interested to learn what shades were in fashion in 2013.

After extensive research, we've discovered the most popular colours fell into three distinct groups.

The following is a quick run-down of each, which could help you come to that long sought-after decision!

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Do pregnancy and painting mix?

If you're an expectant mother, chances are you've given some thought to your soon-to-be-born baby's nursery.

You may have already picked out the furniture you would like to decorate it, as well as the curtains that will cover his or her windows.

If you know the sex of the baby, you may even have chosen what colour to paint your bundle of joy's room – a brilliant blue, a pretty pink or something else that will send him or her off to sleep.

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