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Design Tips and Ideas

The "Decorating Project".

Paint the Town Fred are not interior designers but part of our customer service philosophy is to provide whatever help and support we can, to assist clients in making those all important design decisions. Some of the ideas, tips and basic rules that have proved useful in the past are:

  • Style - is a very personal choice and success is ensuring that you select from the broadest range possible and choose a look you feel comfortable with. For ideas browse the following web sites, specialist books featured opposite or the many magazines on the subject. Somewhere along the way you will come across the look that you want to use as a theme.

Some useful web sites worth visiting:  

Interior Design trends and latest looks plus a lot of inspiration from the people at Channel 4 

Ideas for every room in the house and lots of photos from
UKTV Home 

Planning - draw a plan of the room to be decorated including the furnishings which will definitely be staying. Add in and locate any new additions. 

  • Wallpaper - is not just a means of hiding poor quality walls. Rooms with a papered feature wall have grown in popularity over the last decade. Choose your design at an early stage and obtain samples
  • Lighting - identify which direction the windows are facing as the amount of available natural light will have an impact on colour selection. Also add in existing lighting to your plan and identify areas of potential improvement.  
  • Colour scheme - From your room plan identify the Start Colour and from the Colour Wheel identify the harmonising or contrasting colours. No more than a total of 3 per room. Select you proposed colour scheme and obtain tester pots. Test your scheme alongside the rooms, flooring, carpets, curtains and wallpaper.
  • Contact Paint the Town Fred for an estimate! 

If you need help or advice anytime during this process please feel free to contact us. We will do everything we can to assist. 






Design guidance from mere mortals.....

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