When it comes to interior colour schemes, we’re not short of choice. You can colour match paint to any hue, virtually pick ‘any shade under the sun’ for window blinds or curtains and, for the colour confident, even invest in furniture, like a kitchen, in vibrant pink, zesty greens and mediterrian blues.



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DECEMBER, 2016

 Ways a new coat of paint can transform your kitchen 



We’re all in agreement that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house – where you share meals and socialise with family and friends.


From time-to-time, you’re likely to want to change-up the appearance of the kitchen, as with any other part of the home. However, with bench surfaces and a variety of fixtures and fittings making up much of your kitchen, this is something you can’t do every day.


Fortunately, with the help of DM Design, purveyors of bespoke kitchens, Glasgow, we can present a list of changes you can make to your kitchen with just a lick of paint.


Paint cabinet doors. Replacing kitchen cabinets can be costly, so it’s not something you’re likely to do on a budget. Painting the cabinets is the cost-effective alternative, with some great specialist paints on the market in a range of colours, so the change can be as dramatic – or subtle – ...


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MAY, 2016

 The Psychology of Colour in your Home 



Colour affects every part of your life, so it’s only natural that it can affect your mood. Picking the right colour for the rooms of your house is very important to ensure you find something that keeps you in the right frame of mind. Distinctive Chesterfields have compiled an infographic to help you choose the best colour for each room in your home. 



Blue

Blue is considered peaceful and serene as it is associated with calm waters.
Sky blues and pastel shades are recommended for bedrooms to encourage restful sleep, whereas more vibrant hues such as cerulean or turquoise are ideal for bathrooms. 

Darker blues including navy are trickier as they can invoke sadness – use these as a sophisticated accent colour.

Green

Green is a fresh and earthy colour, symbolising nurture, new starts and health.
It is a popular colour for ...

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APRIL, 2016

 HOW 7 COMMON HOME PAINTING PROJECTS AFFECT ROI 



A common questions that interior designers get is how the homeowner's new project will affect home value.  This is especially common with changing the look of the house which is more aesthetic and less about tangible goods.  Greater Toronto Painters created an infographic that shows you the ROI on repainting different parts of your home.  







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 Effective Boiler Storage: Where's The Best Place In My Home To Install One? 



Most modern homes will have a boiler, and they’re fantastic heating solutions for a property of any size. Whether you have a combi boiler or a heat only boiler, this device will be the central source of warmth for you and your family around the home.


A question I see asked a lot is ‘where do I install a boiler?’ It’s a fine question to be asking, as theoretically, you can choose anywhere you want. However, certain rooms and areas are better than others, and that’s where this post comes in!


So, here’s your boiler installation checklist - find the best room that meets the following criteria!


  • It can’t be too cold


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Make the room as toasty as possible!


It goes without saying, but your boiler will need to be hot hot hot!


If you must install it in a colder area, like the garage or loft, consider adding some cold/frost protection. This is installed ...


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SEPTEMBER, 2015

 It's all about Pastel Pink! 



Wool Pom Pom Garland in pastel pink 7ft long with 42 traditionally made pomp oms on waxed cotton string with hanging loops at each end from www.pompomgalore.co.uk  (and stockists all over)  from £14.





Inspired by May's love of roses and zest for life.  A contemporary rose with bold happy colours, the May collection is all about happiness and fun for everyday life.  'May you be happy everyday and find life sweet in every way' a quote from vintage postcard sent by a special friend, sums up May's ethos on life. www.bettimay.co.uk 




Broste Tapers 21cm Set of 10 in Pale Pink £6.95 www.scandinavianshop.co.uk 


Saga Pink Mix Floor Runner, From £39 www.skandihome.com



Shown above is the ARLO throw in 100% Alpaca wool, available in grape, grey, pink and teal.

RRP @ £185. www.tedbaker.com





Warren Evans handcraft beautiful wooden beds & bedroom furniture and also supply a range of linen including these pillows. https://www.warrenevans.com/beds/eden-bed/ 



1.     Shell Pink Bottle Vase by Lucy Burley. Available from ...


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