Home makeover tip. Colour schemes.

COLOUR SCHEMES -could you work with some of the existing colours in the house or should you change them?

• Check all the existing colours in your house. Include tiles, floor coverings etc. If you add a new colour, will it work with all of these or would you have to change them?

• Completely changing the colour scheme in a house can be very costly, especially if flooring, tiles and window decorations are involved.

• Don’t mix two different colour schemes

• If you do want a new scheme, buy the art and fabrics first, then choose wall colours and flooring, then accessorise

If the makeover is for selling purposes..

Use existing colour schemes wherever possible to keep the budget down

Here are some of our projects involving colour scheme corrections:

 

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You wouldn’t expect to find the following colours witin a beautiful Victorian house such as this…

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Colour schemes can be made to work for you:

Before - remember this photo from an earlier blog? These homeowners fully expected to have to change their sofas, just to help to sell the house in a competitive local market

Before – instead of replacing these bright red sofas, the budget was low, so I made them work instead…

After - as a professional, I saved them over a thousand pounds on this room alone! Our advice doesn't always cost money!

After – by introducing more red, mixed with green, we were able to keep the sofas

And then other times, you just have to change the colour schemes:

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The following rooms belonged to this house…

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Before – we only had a small budget, so couldn’t replace any furniture, but the colours had to go!

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Before - the dark curtains were too much

Before – the dark curtains were too much

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After – white curtains and a few accessories pulled the scheme together without the need to decorate

 

 

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