Painting in Monotones

One of the joys of my life has been painting the places in which I live. When moving into my present home more than 30 years ago it was painted a horrible yellow colour on the walls and white on the ceiling. There was no quality in it and it was screaming out for a redo. It took a while to settle in and get established before considering the work. Finally it happened that looking at the state of the walls took me off to the shop to buy paint.

The samples were beautiful but blue is my colour. Looking for one that would do the best job a pale blue, called holiday sky caught my eye. In my usual way I bought it and the necessary accessories, including drop sheets, rollers and tray, and so on.

Then I made a momentous decision which goes against all the normal rules. I decided to paint the ceiling the same colour as the walls. This eliminated the need to choose a second colour and to have the added difficulty of painting one against another, which is a bit tricky where the two meet.

This turned out to be a great decision and the entire house was painted blue throughout. It is peaceful, easy to live with, and the good quality of the paint allows it to stand untouched for many years. It has since been painted once more but it looks as fresh as it did when first done.

The woodwork which involves doors and window sills, along with the pantry are all white satin and the kitchen, recently renovated, now has the cupboards has a façade to fill in the gap between the tops and the ceiling. This has eliminated the need to clean the tops of the cupboard and to prevent spider webs in the corners.

The first impression people get when they enter the house is one of peace. The colour is very inviting and highly recommended for do it yourself people who want to have a go.

My motto with anything of this nature is keep it simple. Walls that flash colours around leave no room for other decorations and my paintings have to go somewhere. They stand out against the pale colour behind them and with so many now hanging the place looks more like an art gallery. The bottom line is its my home and reflects my personality.


How Can You Upgrade Your Home Interior Designs in 2017?

Home décor is one segment that promises a new set of trends year after year, and this year is no different at all. Whether it is about revamping your entire kitchen space or adding quirky illustrations to glam up your wall designs, or adding enticing floor designs in your entire home, there is absolutely no dearth of home interior designs that one can opt for. Take a look into some of the latest trends in Home Interior Designs that are sure to leave you gasping for more:

1. Adding Greenery elements

Nature is close to everyone for sure and if one can incorporate the greenery elements in your own kitchen or bedroom space, there is nothing like it. The amount of freshness and vibrancy that accompanies that is sure to guarantee an unparalleled experience for your own space.

2. Outdoor feeling spaces for your Bathrooms

Another enticing way to uplift your entire home interior spree, especially for nature enthusiasts, this is an amazing way that promises an illusion of an outdoor scene right in your own bathroom space. All it needs is a large window or wall paper that illustrates nature closely and you could not have asked for more.

3. Uplifting your entry pathways

Increasingly, home décor experts have started to focus more on glamming up your entryways. After all, the first impression is the last impression. Adding a fun and quirky piece of wallpaper or a beautiful masterpiece, changing the floor plan for wooden options, or simply adding a narrow and attractive table with a tray for shoes beneath it is all that can upgrade your entry space manifold.

4. Utilizing kitchen storage walls

In order to utilize the kitchen space to the fullest, the latest trend calls for making use of walls for the purpose of storage inside your kitchen space. This is an extension to the usual cabinets provided inside the kitchen and looks really attractive.

5. Adding beautiful vanity in Bedroom

If your bedroom is spacious enough, one can consider adding an elaborate and attractive looking vanity right within your bedroom space. One can even add a quirky touch to your age old chests of drawers, old file cabinets, vintage consoles and so on and convert them into a beautiful vanity space.

6. Patios

Patios are definitely an export from the Western world and Indians are realizing its potential big time, all thanks to the age of globalization. By using the right kind of furniture, one can easily make his or her boring outdoor space into a stylish and modern getaway, uplifting the entire home interior space tremendously.

7. Distinctive Powder Room designs

Powder rooms are well suited for homes with large spaces and can be designed in several unique ways. Using attractive designs, bold patterns, bright colors and glamorous accessories, one can totally take the task of glamming up your powder room space one step above.

8. False Ceiling

Even though the concept of the false ceiling is not a novel one in the history of home décor, but of late, it has taken the shape of many attractive designs that promises to convert your plain home space into an attractive and stylish place, making you want to come back to your home real quick.