Paint your house beautiful!

August 5, 2015 - 2 min read

Just got the keys to your very first home? Perhaps it’s time to renovate your old and unloved walls? Whatever the case, a splash of paint may be all you need to breathe life into your home!

Before you pop to the shop and purchase your favourite paint shade, there are a few important things you’ll need to consider. From choosing the perfect colour, to making sure it complements the rest of the house—painting is far more complex than that first impression! For some top tips to painting your home beautiful, follow this guide!

Before you take to the walls with a dripping paintbrush, consider these 6 tips:

#1 Start small and work your way up

If you’re new to the world of painting, it may be a good idea to start small such as painting a bathroom, hallway or laundry. This will give you a good idea on what colours work well in different spaces, as well as how time-consuming it can be!

#2 What mood would you like to achieve?

Considering the mood you’d like to achieve for the room, will help you understand what colours will suit the space. If you’re keen to keep the room bright and airy, choose pale shades such as creams, whites and soft blues to open up the space.

#3 How much light does the space attract?

If your room lacks natural light, you’ll find light colours will better complement the space. This is because darker shades such as browns, rich colours and even black, can engulf the space, making it feel much smaller.

#4 Does it match the rest of your home?

Only painting a certain room within the house? Then it’s a good idea to take the rest of the rooms into account. There’s nothing worse than painting an entire room, only for it to stand out like a sore thumb.

#5 Double, triple, quadruple check the shade before painting!

It’s better to be safe than sorry—so before you start covering the entirety of the house with that pot of paint, make sure you paint a few testers within the space. This will help you to understand how the colour will look once completed.

#6 Let your personality shine!

Last but by no means least, let your personality shine. This space is all about you, so whether you’re keen to add a quirky accent to the room with a feature wall, or go full out with a unique colour, it’s up to you!