The debate as to whether to ‘Do-it-Yourself’ (DIY) or have a painter ‘Do-It-For-Me’ (DIFM) is a contentious one. Some staunch DIYers would rather take a bath in water-based enamel before paying someone to paint for them, while DIFMers stand by the benefits of leaving it to the professionals and welcome the trade painters in.
The devil, as they say, is in the detail, and nowhere is this more true than for the home DIYer. But when it comes to modern day DIY painting the average Joe (or Josephine) needn’t feel like they have entered the Ninth Circle of Hell every time their architraves need doing.
White seems like the easiest, safest and most straight-forward way to go when choosing paint colours. For that reason many home-owners start their painting project by saying they are going to paint their house simply ‘off-white’, only to find themselves bamboozled by the seemingly endless spectrum of white paint on offer.
From baby nursery to teen retreat, there’s now a bevy of decorating options when it comes to painting your child’s room. Here are five tips to create a bedroom to delight your little (or not so little) ray of sunshine.