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New Places to Go with Faux

New Places to Go with Faux

Faux finishing is as popular as ever because it brings colour, texture and flair to a space and helps to create a truly customised look. Whether you choose to create a faux finish on your own or hire a professional decorative artist, there are many finishes that are trending at present and many places to apply them. Here are some ideas to get your faux juices flowing.

Mix and Match Your Styles

Mix and Match Your Styles

The first rule of “Decorating 101” is to pick your decorating style, but what if you like more than one? Can you be contemporary in the living room, Scandinavian modern in the kitchen and romantically traditional in the bedroom? Yes, yes and yes. In fact, there’s nothing wrong with mixing decorating styles—as long as you know how to do it well.

The Psychology of Colour

The Psychology of Colour

Nowhere is colour’s impact more apparent than in your home, where the paint on your walls can quite literally bring you such emotions as comfort, cheeriness, serenity and wellbeing. The colours you select for wallpaper, flooring, draperies, bedspreads, cabinets, countertops and moulding have similar potential to shift your mood. Here are some interesting tidbits about how the colours you use in your home can improve your state of mind. 

Testing Colour

Testing Colour

As savvy consumers, we generally like to try a product before we commit to purchasing it. Many goods fall into this “try-it” category, including cars, clothes and even chocolates. Paint colour also is part of this try-it group—and is a lot easier to test than you might think. If choosing a paint colour has you stumped, then read on ....