Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to bring your decorating ideas to life

Are you about to embark on some home renovations? If colour's involved – whether on the walls or in your furniture selections – be sure to familiarise yourself with some of the clever colour tools available.

These online and tangible tools will help you bring your interior design ideas to life and ensure you're delighted with your refurbished kitchen, living room or otherwise!

1. Use the ColourHelper tool

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Cool colour tips for your clients

Reaching out and engaging with your clients requires a dedicated effort. But if you consistently punch ahead of your competitors with an unbeatable service offering, enthusiasm and timeliness, the end results can be well worth it.

If you're an interior decorator, it's a must to be on top of the latest trends, as well as having an appreciation of schools of design that underpin the specific designs currently in vogue.

One of your key areas of focus will of course be colour. While furniture placement and accessory choice are also important elements of a living space or bedroom makeover, you certainly can't undervalue the impact of excellent colour selection. Whether your clients are focussed on obtaining a fresh and neutral vibe or want to break the mould a little, there are plenty of options available to them. Here are some tips you can offer your clients when working on an exciting interior design project.

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Extra client services that don’t cost the world

Winning over new clients and retaining existing ones requires effort, but the results can be well worth it.

As a builder or painter, you might be focussed on completing a large-scale project before moving on to the next one. Alternatively, you may be more concerned with juggling numerous jobs at once – perhaps smaller tasks – in order to manage your cash flow.

Whether you work solely for yourself or are running a building company with a few others under your helm, it's wise to consider ways to keep customers happy, every time.

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Decorating tips for young families

When you raise a family, you'll no doubt want to create a safe, nurturing environment for your children. One way to achieve this is by embracing the right colour scheme into your property.

But what is the best way to create a family-friendly home, without going over the top? Striking the balance might seem difficult, but with these handy interior decorating ideas, you'll be well on your way to a stylish home that all family members love!

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How to paint your home responsibly

Painting your home can be a big task, but the aesthetic results are well worth it. Whether you opt for a neutral hue like Resene Half Akaroa or take things up a notch with Resene Jalapeno, there are so many ways to spice up your living room or bring a fresh vibe to your kitchen. Perhaps your property's exterior is in need of a fresh coat of paint, in which case a shade like Resene Triple White Pointer could be a wise choice.

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Is it time to experiment with a range of materials?

Decorating your home can be great fun. Whether you're stepping into overalls to paint the kitchen ceiling or turning on your favourite tunes while rearranging your living room furniture, there are plenty of things you can do to transform your property. 

Materials such as copper and timber are frequently used in homes, while marble, porcelain and stone also make appearances.

The colour on your walls can add personality to your home, whether you opt for vivacious violet or luscious lemon. Such shades are very bold, so if you want to step back, try hues like Resene Alaska or Resene Port Phillip. Or keep your walls simple with a shade like Resene Tea, and rely on bright and bold accessories to add vitality to your living room, kitchen or master bedroom.

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How to create a luxury bedroom

Decorating your own home can be incredibly rewarding. Whether you're a fan of plush interiors, vibrant colours or ultra-luxe bedding, there are plenty of ways to turn your bedroom into a truly heavenly space.

If you're seeking some bedroom design ideas, here are some suggestions that will ensure a luxurious sleep, every night!

Neutral luxe

Shades of white are frequently embraced by homeowners. In order to achieve a heavenly feel, consider opting for some warmer tones.

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Tips for a cosy living space

As the saying goes, home is where the heart is – so make sure you're in love with your property!

One way to ensure you adore rather than despise your most valuable asset is to make it as cosy as possible. From ensuring you maintain an appropriate temperature to adding splashes of warm colour to your highly frequented living spaces, there are plenty of ways to make your home is as cosy as possible. 

Here is a collection of home decorating tips to make your living space feel ultra cosy. You'll be so snug you'll never want to leave area! Pick and choose whichever tips appeal. 

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Make a roar with animal prints

Animal prints are far from a come-and-go fad – instead, they've lasted the test of time and continue to be a staple in many homes.

From rugs to furniture covers, anything that's animal print-inspired can add a zesty touch to living spaces and bedrooms alike. 

In order to keep up your ethical credentials, opt for faux fur when picking animal print-themed accessories! Here are some decorating ideas for embracing this zany aesthetic in your home.

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Things to remember when painting your home’s exterior

Painting your home is a fantastic way to express your personality. It's not just your kitchen and living room you should focus on, however.

Just as important as your property's interior design is its exterior appearance. When painting your home's exterior, be sure to keep these pointers in mind. 

From ensuring your home's exterior colour doesn't date to keeping your property in tip-top condition, there are plenty of things to bear in mind, from the absolutely aesthetic to the purely practical.

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