Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Interior design colour scheme for selling and living

Interior design colour scheme for selling and living 

A colour scheme is very important, however there are two thoughts when adding colour to your indoor walls and they are:

Are you about to sell your home or are you going to stay for a while?

These two questions are very important in deciding what colours to paint your walls, inside your home.

Colour choice when selling your home

For example, beige, cream, white walls are always a go-to colour when selling, this is because the light colour makes a room look larger and adds more light to the space. Some real estates beg to differ and will tell you not to waste your money on painting a new colour, because the new owners might want to paint over it anyway. As much as this is the case, if the bright, bold and mix-matching of colours are a bit of an eye-sore, there will be less people wanting to buy your property (because it's harder for them to imagine what it would look like with a new batch of paint) and potential buyers could drop the price by a minimum of $5,000 to pay for "professional painters". So ensuring the right colours are used when selling a property is good to be aware of it.

Wall colours to live in

In saying that painting your walls your own colours if you have just bought a property or are wanting to live in your property for a couple more years is a good idea. Painting your walls changes your home to suit your personality, style and taste. Plus, it adds to the layer of colour that you might want to highlight through other textures of furniture or decorations.

If you're a bit on the creative side, go a bit wild and paint a wall mural or add some funky wall paper, try something different, if it doesn't work, paint over it. (Except don't paint over the wall paper if it goes bad, just call in a professional).

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Interior Design: Your office space

Interior Design: Your office space

Written by Melanie Toye

Your office space, should be something that excites you, draws you in and gets you pumped and excited to work. However, this is not a time to go crazy on bright bold rainbow colours placed all around your space.

Importance of colour when designing your office space

Actually, lots of bright colours in heavy doses, can actually make you feel overwhelmed and lose your focus. 

Instead opt for calm, softer colours, like pastels and if you do love bright colours, add a touch (just a touch) of bright colour in one or two decorations. I.e. a white lamp, with a bright pink underneath the shade.

Design your office space to make it yours

Also, don't be afraid to add a little bit of creativity, flair and self in your space. After all, you are sitting there for long amounts of time a day. Any item you add to your space, must be something that will make you smile, every time you look at it. You will need this, in times of frustration, comfort and even joy. Examples, are goals, such as vision boards, daily affirmations and inspiring quotes with just as inspiring images.

Colour matching your office space

Colour code. For example, if you buy a lamp, a ruler, a pen holder and whatever else, to get the same colours with at least three decorative times, such as cream and grey and don't forget, three decorative items, like a lamp, vase and some arty piece will look even better together at different heights. 
Attraction to the eye, will make you feel better and more confident to start the day.

Long hours every day in the same space, needs to bring you as much joy as possible. 

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