I recently embarked upon some interior decoration in my home. We moved in 4 years ago after purchasing the house to do a major refurbishment-building project on it. The work was extensive and to allow us to move in as quickly as possible we sprayed the interior walls of the house white throughout, this gave us a base coat for future interior decoration and covered the rather dusty newly plastered finish. I am systematically working through each room and have found that by living in the house I have adjusted some of my original thoughts on wall colour, wallpapers and other finishes. Having experienced the light effects throughout the seasons it has helped to formulate my decisions on paint colour and lighting effects needed for my home.
[caption id="attachment_2257" align="alignright" width="199"] Image taken at Wallpaper Land (just down the road from our showroom)[/caption]
I am so pleased that wallpaper has become a recent trend again; it had acquired a rather staid and old-fashioned reputation, probably due to the lack of the industries design input, but that has changed, there are now some superb wallpaper designs in exciting colour ways. In addition, there is a wealth of complimentary paint shades for both contemporary and traditional properties available to excite our interior design taste buds.
While making interior colour-way decisions I have considered the types of timber existing in the property, I have an eclectic mix of antique furniture from a variety of eras and modern pieces, this has helped me to focus on the best colours to use in each room. The one consistent item, which has helped bring the room schemes together, are the timber doors we fitted through the property. We chose Walnut pre-finished doors in a contemporary style in both solid panel and glazed versions, using clear glazed doors as double door sets to allow much needed light into the property. The Walnut veneer has complimented the eclectic mix furniture bringing them together better than I first expected. I was a little worried that the Walnut would limit my colour choice; I have found the opposite to be true. Strong colours such as a deep aubergine used alongside a warm grey on walls was a surprising compliment to the Walnut as was an Eau de nil green shade.
I would advise anyone to take a chance and choose timber door finishes which suits the property and also gives your interiors an exciting dimension; you may be surprised at the outcome.