A renovation project within the home can turn into so much more than you first thought, from just painting the walls to having to think about what chandeliers (italian-lighting-center) you may want to hang in the hall way. Whatever room you are thinking about altering, it is well worth making a plan of what colours you already have to work with, so for instance if you have plain curtains and a splash of red in the sofa, then you need to match the décor to the items you already have. Don’t get carried away either, if you have a budget, then stick to it, so many people to take paper down and re-plaster the walls, but you have to think whether the paper could be painted on, this will not only save you money in the long run, but it means that you can spend that money in other areas.
Get the colour scheme right:
· Don’t just go with a colour because you have seen it in your friends home, or because you have seen it on the tv. A colour that works in one home might not work in yours.
· Decorate the room so that it is in keeping with the house, for instance, if you have a 1930’s home with bay windows then making the home completely modern, simply will not fit in with the character of the home, try to work with what you have. Getting the colour right is the most important aspect of the home, but making the home too modern when it is a period home will not work.
· Take some inspiration for your home from the internet.
· Before painting, try a few paints on the wall to see which ones match in best with the furniture you already have.
Try to combine light colours with dark so that your rooms are not darkened too much.