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Primary Colours

How to use colour to bring out the best of any interior. Now that summer is upon us and we are all feeling tired of the same old colours, let's see how we can spruce up our interiors. One of the best ways to do this is by combining different colours to create new and exciting looks. Here are some helpful hints on how to use colour to its best advantage for any interior space. There are three simple rules to remember when combining colours. First, colours look different in different types of light. A red may look cold under fluorescent...

The Decorating Dilemma

Can you trust yourself to design your own decor? Should you use an interior designer? Can one really help you? Interior designers are trained professionals that can provide cost-effective methods to enhance your interior space. Designers draft floor plans, and can help you place furniture to create comfortable spatial relationships. They also can help you create colour schemes that can change the feeling of your home. New fabrics can be matched to one of your existing favourites to help spice up your space. The ability to work within a budget is an important benefit that interior designers can provide. They can help...

Playing With Tile

A Little bit of tile can go a long way to give various rooms in your home a special, personalized touch of innovative design It's Simple to turn the interior of your home into a celebration of colour that is rich and vibrant by using decorative floor and wall tile. Colours that you can mix and match with each other; as well as accent decorated tiles, give you unlimited creative opportunities. Are you wondering how to incorporate tile into your home? [caption id="attachment_5568" align="alignright" width="105"] By Alice Wright and Nancy Machel - Spring 1998[/caption] Kitchens Tile can be applied to floors, backsplashes and...

Playing With Paint

When you want to update the look of your home on a tight budget, paint can be your best solution. Dated or tired cupboards and vanities can be transformed easily with paint, saving the expense of replacement. Splashy colours and unique motifs can add life to a powder room and spice to a kitchen. A little elbow grease and a few coats of paint will do wonders. Melamine paint works best and provides a hard, durable finish. Preparation: Fill any cracks or holes with filler. When dry, sand all the surfaces lightly (any fine sandpaper will do) and wipe the surface to...