Use stencilling to apply pattern just where you want it on a wall in this case a pretty bird design frames a decorative headboard. Apply the stencil paint sparingly, rubbing the brush on a paper towel to move the excess before tapping lightly onto the wall.
When planning your decorating schemes, consider the overall effect when the doors of each room are open; the colours need to harmonise to create unity. In each room, stick to one main paint colour and use different tones of it.
Painting two bands of colour on a wall is an effective way of introducing strong colour into a room without allowing it to dominate. Two shades that are tonally close together work well. For a clean, sharp finish, use masking tape to delineate the colour when painting.
For similar paint colours, try the National Trust range at Fired Earth.
Many rolltop baths can be supplied primed, ready to paint in the colour of your choice. Add a romantic quality to a new bath or revamp an old one by stencilling the side with a pretty rose damask pattern in a terracotta shade.
Give a new lease of life to old pieces of furniture with a lick of paint. Prepare the surface by sanding (on waxed furniture, youll need to use a wax remover with wire wool first). Paint with primer, then acrylic paint. Stamp on a block print design to finish.
Paint the back of a vintage display cabinet in several zingy shades to highlight a collection of china and glass. Only small amounts of paint, so simply buy tester pots.
For similar paint colours, try Dulux.