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8 ways to go from house-barrassed to house-proud

Paint is one of the quickest and most budget-friendly ways to transform a room

Your home should be a place you absolutely love, and one you’re proud to welcome friends and family in. However, over time and for various reasons, your home can end up in need of a bit of TLC. Luckily, there are some simple things that you can do to quickly enhance the look of your interiors and turn your home into a point-of-pride.

Read on to read our suggestions for budget-friendly ways to transform your space using paint.

1. We’ll start with the obvious – paint your room a beautiful new colour!

One of the easiest ways to elevate the look of a room is with a fresh coat of paint for your walls. When deciding on a new shade, consider colour psychology (for example: cooler colours for a calming impact, and warmer colours to stimulate and energise), and – of course – choose a colour you love. You can also add beautiful texture or shimmer with our unique range of artisan-inspired Crafted™ by Crown paints. CRAFTED™ Luxurious Suede Textured Matt Emulsion provides an enriching, suede textured finish that creates a soft, natural brushed effect using ground olive stones in the formulation, and CRAFTED™ Lustrous Metallic Emulsion gives walls, woodwork and metal a shimmering metallic finish.

2. Use paint to frame your room’s features

Create focal points throughout a room by using paint around door frames, window frames, or any other area you’d like to highlight. This useful technique will add interest and dimension to your space, and is another clever way to incorporate colour within your rooms. Our multi-surface paints such as ELLE Decoration, Crafted™, and easyclean® work especially well for this, and you can use these products to create a colour-drenched look across walls, wood, and metal without constraint. 

3. Colour block your walls

Dado rails are coming back in style, but you needn’t worry about installing anything in order to embrace this classic look. Instead, create a colour-blocked wall using paint to create that distinctive dado rail effect.

4. Go bold with a coloured ceiling

Your ceiling is a canvas too, and by adding a splash of colour to this often unloved area, you can create a really striking look which will transform your room. Go dark for a cocooning effect, or vibrant to add excitement and edge. You can even drag the colour down your walls to create the illusion of height.

5. Zone a room with paint

Separate work areas or other specialised sections of your room with a bit of thoughtfully placed paint. We recommend following the existing lines of a room to help ensure a natural flow to your zoning that doesn’t look out of place.

6. Use panelling for extra character

Wall panelling is a practical way to add shape and dimension to a space. The panelling possibilities are endless, and there are plenty of things to consider when it comes to decisions like colour, shape, length, detail, and positioning.  With so many different options, you’re bound to find the perfect panelling look for whatever style you want to accomplish. 

7. Paint your kitchen cupboards

Painting your cupboards a gorgeous shade will completely transform the look of your kitchen and is much more and cost-effective than purchasing brand new units. Our easyclean® range is ideal for the job, and offers unparalleled durability for walls, ceilings, wood and metal.

8. Give furniture and wooden features a new lease of life

Your furniture and other features will see plenty of traffic throughout the years, leading to a good deal of wear and tear. Luckily, it’s fast and easy to provide a much-needed makeover with paint. Painting your furniture and other features such as doors and shelves a beautiful new colour will breathe life into the room and add instant impact. Be sure to prep your surface appropriately by abrading the surface to remove any previous sheen and use a suitable primer if required. Explore our  ELLE DecorationCrafted™ and  easyclean® ranges for multi-surface paints for use on walls and wood.

We want you to have your best home, and we’re committed to helping you achieve interiors that will make you smile, day after day. Call into your local Crown retailer for more expert advice and the tools you’ll need to accomplish your home goals.

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