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    How paint can change your home



    It’s only natural that from time-to-time you’ll want to mix things up in your home and redecorate – you’re in there every single day, we’re sure you can sometimes fancy a change from your usual surroundings!
    You don’t need to completely overhaul your home and furniture to give your home a new lease of life, and it certainly doesn’t need to cost a fortune. In fact, it could be as simple as a lick of paint!
    We’ve teamed up with homeware supplies specialist Kent Blaxill to show how a new coat of paint can make all the difference.

    Make a feature wall
    One tin of paint is all that stands between you and a transformed room. Feature walls have become a popular choice with homeowners – and with good reason.They can make fireplaces pop, highlight the best parts of your soft furnishings, or change the vibe of the room entirely. Want to add warmth? Go for bright orange. Want to add a fun feel? Trust us and brave turquoise. Mae sure the colour works in with the rest of the colour scheme – even if it doesn’t match, make sure the colour palette works together.

    Get flow with a running accent colour
    A brilliant way to change things up, as well as to get great cohesion through the home, is to have a single colour running through the property. Pick one that would go with your furnishings, and put a hint of it in all the rooms – with either a feature wall, or the whole room, depending on what works. This will freshen up your whole home, and create an entirely different look. Find out more about how to bring colour into your home.

    Give existing furniture a new lease of life with furniture paint
    It’s a bold and brave move to start painting your furniture, but it can really pay off; you get brand new furniture at just a fraction of the cost, and can choose exactly what colour it is. Pastel colours are a more typical choice, and you can use the same colour on a number of pieces of furniture – ensuring that the furniture matches perfectly. If pale colours aren’t your thing, there’s nothing to stop you going all-out and picking a vibrant colour to really show off your daring side, just make sure your room is large enough to handle the colour.

    Add some fun with chalkboard paint                             
    Chalkboard paint instantly transforms walls into a usable, re-usable and washable chalkboard. There are a range of colours available on the market, so you don’t have to commit to black walls to experience the fun of chalkboard paint. Once your wall is covered and dried, you just need a collection of coloured chalks and you’re ready to get creative! This is wonderful if you have children, who will see it as a new game and opportunity for fun – but it doesn’t exclude adults. Use it to write notes, for yourself or housemates, and to display your best artistic creations. With chalkboard paint, your walls will never be dull again!

    Have a night on the tiles
    Instead of paying the price of new tiles, and having the inconvenience of fitting them, you could try painting the tiles in your bathroom or kitchen. Tile paint is available in a range of different colours, allowing you to either refresh your existing colour choice, or try something completely different. Tile paint tends to be water proof, and is designed to be used in kitchen and bathroom environments, so you know your efforts will last!

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