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Painting and Decorating

October 25, 2015 | Comments Off on Painting and Decorating

I am sure that from time to time all of you like to redecorate your house. By redecorating I mean anything such as adding a new source of light to your home, or painting the walls in your kitchen. Many people out there choose to do so from time to time and I perfectly know the reason this happens. Homeowners simply want to freshen up the look of their house and a fresh coat of pain can do absolutely wonders even in the oldest of homes.

One of the keys to successful home redecoration and renovation is the preparation phase. It seems like many people might want to skip this stage and proceed without being sufficiently prepared, but this is where they definitely go wrong. Even if you hire a painter and decorator for the job, and I recommend that you do it to have the job done properly, you still need to prepare sufficiently for the whole process. You will thank me for those tips later!

One of the biggest deals when it comes to painting and redecorating is choosing the right colour. It is not a secret that specific colours can work very well together, while on the other hand you will find some of them that are extremely contrasting. You need to spend a sufficient amount of time knowing what type of colours and contrasts you want, or you might end up having to paint your house all over again, and this is something that you definitely want to avoid.

While choosing what colours to go with, it is a good idea to remember the so-called golden rule: you need to make sure that your prominent colour is about 60%, while the secondary colour takes between 30-40%. The rest can be left for the so-called accent colour, which shouldn’t be more than 10% of your total colours.

Depending on what type of room you want to paint you will want to choose bright colours. Unless this is your teenager’s bedroom that you want to redecorate, I recommend that you always go for light bright shades. They will simply add a lot of space in your room and they will ensure that it will appear bigger and brighter than it really is. Way too many houses in the country struggle with insufficient source of light, so it is always best to ensure that you make the most of all that bright colours can do for you.