For homeowners in Hume and Whittlesea, the desire to renovate and rejuvenate their interiors can become more and more demanding the longer you live in your home. However, sometimes our budget or renovation knowledge isn’t quite as big as our aspirations, and not all changes seem feasible.
Fortunately, there are many impactful updates you can make to the existing spaces in your home that can be achieved with very little time, DIY experience and budget.
Dulux has partnered with interior stylist and Greenhouse Interiors founder Julia Green to show you how you can refresh and update your home.
“Not all renovations start out as a blank canvas – in fact, many people buy renovated homes that are not styled to their liking. That’s where a fresh coat of paint and injection of colour can really come in handy,” says Julia.
“It’s one of the best ways to change up the look and feel of your home, without committing to a full-blown renovation.”
Julia and her team recently transformed a 600 square metre warehouse into a retail concept store for Greenhouse Interiors. One of the business’s biggest projects yet, the warehouse is designed to replicate a home, featuring a bathroom, bedroom, lounge space and fully functional kitchen, with every room considered and shoppable.
“When designing the space, we wanted people to feel like they were being invited into our home – to show them how simple it can be to style and decorate their own rooms using unique homewares and, or course, colour,” Julia says.
Julia Green’s styling tips:
-Colour evokes emotions, so it’s best to consider how certain hues make you feel. Whilst you may love a bold red, living with a whole room of it may be overwhelming. However, the good news about paint is that if you don’t love it, you can always paint over it!
-Adding colour to your home can be transformative, so don’t be afraid to experiment and explore. It may not always work out the first time, but it’s worth persisting until you achieve the perfect balance.
-Don’t be afraid to mix the old with the new and use bolder hues as accents, rather than solid colours en mass to avoid being too overpowering.
-When decorating, always start with a blank canvas and add one piece at a time to ensure the balance is right. Sometimes how you edit your space can be more important than adding the actual homewares.
-Purchase paint swatches, colour stickers or sample pots to accurately test colours around your home, viewing at different times of the day to see how the light works with the colours and the room.
To learn more about Dulux’s Colour Forecast 2022, visit www.dulux.com.au.