Do you go for the trendiest colour scheme? Or stick to something more classic? Should you include a feature wall? Or just decide when you get to your local Resene ColorShop?
There are so many things to think about when picking out a new paint colour scheme at home, so we've simplified it all with a few easy do's and don'ts!
Do: Give yourself enough time to decide.
For many, the task of painting a new room can be quite dull. After all, people don't watch paint dry for fun, now do they? But we think just the opposite – watching paint can, in fact, be fun.
Picking out paint is a chance to invite a little bit of freshness into your home, and as long as you take your time, you can find the process quite relaxing.
We all have power colours that we tend to gravitate toward. These colours work their way into things like our wardrobe, our car choices and the way we decorate our homes. But that makes us wonder, what do these colours mean? Surely they must have some deep psychological meaning about our personalities?
Wonder no more, because as it turns out, the colours we choose to surround ourselves with are indeed indicative of our true selves. And what's the one place where we can truly be ourselves at home? The bedroom, of course! This is your personal sanctuary to be the real you without the worry of embarrassing yourself.
The only thing more infuriating than a pet trailing dirt through the house is a more permanent print: paint tracks. Anyone who has repainted their house on their own knows that placing a sign reading, "Caution, wet paint" isn't a warning heeded by dogs or cats. In fact, pets somehow seem more likely to brush up against a wall when it's fresh with paint. And let's face it, Resene Anakiwa only looks good on your wall, not in their fur.
There are few things in life that are as rewarding as a job well done. Therefore taking home decorating into your own hands and watching your space transform by your own ability is an incredibly exhilarating experience. That feeling of accomplishment is arguably better than hiring a professional. That is, however, unless you botch the job.
When redesigning, all homeowners must consider the flow of the room, aka its feng shui. Feng shui is a relatively old concept, but it is still widely practised for those who need a clear mind, as well as a clean home. Everyday Health explains that this ancient Chinese art is meant to design your space so it reflects your life – or the life you'd like to have – in order to achieve a mental balance. By arranging your home in a certain way, you're trying to move the chi – aka the energy that all objects have – in a positive arrangement.
How hard is it to watch what you eat? Hard! You know you shouldn't eat a whole pizza, but something internally says you just have to, and naturally, you oblige. But you aren't alone, there is a little 'something' that eggs everyone on one way or another. Just what is that 'something' – and more importantly, how can you tune it out?
When crafting a diet plan, you consider several elements: lifestyle, exercise routine, metabolism, etc. However, have you stopped to consider the external factors? It's not just about individual foods and workout routines, it's also about what you see around the house. More specifically, it's the very colour of the kitchen or pantry. Believe it or not, but the tones we see in everyday life have a big impact on the subconscious. And one of those impacts includes appetite.