Ombre [French] means shaded in gradual hues and the ombre paint technique continues to be a hot trend around the globe.
Use Cheetah stencils to add something different to your home. Take a look at how you can use a Cheetah stencil to give your home office a daring new look.
Storage is essential for every home, but it doesn't always match your decor or impart a sense of style. We show you a selection of different ways to dress up a chest of drawers.
Use paintable wallpaper and metal paint to transform a drab chest of drawers... instantly!
Using Cutting Edge Stencils is a fun way to add personality to your interiors, dress up furniture, or create your own unique decor accessories.
Consider these practical tips from Prominent Paints – a company that is all about making it better when it comes to paint and DIY – and in this case helping you transition your baby’s room into a safe sleep and play area for your child
Here are a few tips from Prominent Paints that will help make decorating and planning your new nursery even better.
Chevron may be yesterday's trend, but stripes continue to feature in designer homes, fabrics and decor accessories.
During the autumn and winter months many homeowners find themselves looking for ways to warm up a home that won't increase the electricity bill and is easy to achieve.
While decorating a home for spring may not be on the cards as an annual task, every home needs freshening up and the arrival of spring is just as good an excuse as any.
You can use today's paints to transform any feature in a home and today we look at how to paint a porch, whether it's concrete or wood. We show you how to use Plascon Floor Paint and Plascon Velvaglo to transform a drab and boring porch floor.
We have seen damask stencils, geometric stencils, chevron stencils, and now it appears that houndstooth stencils are becoming popular for decorating a feature wall.
If there are two colours that are meant for each other, it has to be turquoise and yellow - or teal and lemon. These two colours complement each other perfectly to create a fresh and invigorating combination that is calm and serene at the same time.
Is your home starting to feel a little drab and boring? Has it been years since you last changed the decor? Here are some weekend paint projects that will definitely boost your home with vibrant colour and a bit of fun...!
Every year I trudge off to Decorex for the unveiling of the latest colour palette, and every year I am awed by the colour combinations. This year was no different, but I am nicely surprised to find out my new decorating scheme ties in perfectly with the 'Dare' palette.
There are so many great ways to design walls, and not just feature walls,,, but walls that have 'WOW' factor. Here are some stunning examples of walls that wow using graffiti wall murals, fired earth wall murals, mosaic tile walls, glass, mirror and stainless steel tiles.
Although we don't have access to the same lovely wallpapers that they have overseas, Builders Warehouse have a fair selection of affordable wallpapers and there's nothing to stop you using fabric as a replacement for wallpaper - and we do have some wonderful fabrics.
Instead of traditional wallpaper, use a favourite fabric to add texture and pattern to your walls. It's also a great way to cover up imperfect walls.
Updating the decor in your home doesn't have to be a long, laborious or expensive process. Instead, get a little instant gratification by using paint to easily refresh areas and items throughout the house.
Although painting ceilings is not a South African decorating trend - we're very conservative you know! - there's no reason why you cannot paint a ceiling.
Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it.
Picking your favourite colour from a paint swatch is easy, but making it work in a real interior is far more difficult as colours do not work in isolation.
If you haven’t yet seen the new range of Fired Earth vinyl wallpapers available at your local Builders Warehouse- be prepared for a pleasant surprise!
If you're prepared to do all the preparation required for painting stripes onto a wall, they really do add interest to boring rooms. Not only that, but horizontal stripes visually widen a space, while vertical stripes create the illusion of height in a room with a low ceiling.
Pair up Prominent Paints and Rust-Oleum and add a burst of summer colour to your home. Visit your local Prominent Paints Decorating Centre - or paint outlet - and simply give them the codes supplied. Their expert team will mix up instant colour for your walls.
Long gone are the days where white or beige walls seemed to be the only wall colours that go well with almost everything. Lately, grey walls are seen everywhere especially in home decor magazines, furniture catalogues and design blogs.
With its sunny appeal and versatile nature, yellow is one of the most popular colours for decorating. It warms up a cool room and brightens a dark space, but you need to keep in mind a few guidelines when using yellow, so that it does not overpower.
Are you craving a colourful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the colour palettes they're using now to give rooms a refresh.
The secret to a well-designed room is in the details. Wallpaper, paint techniques, wood panelling, and even tile can add a layer of interest and finish the polished look.
When welcoming guests into your home you want to make a big impression - a "wow" moment - something that they will remember long after they have left, and possibly even want to duplicate in their own home!
White is by far the most popular colour for interior decorating. Why? Is it because it is the colour of joy, hope, innocence and cleanliness. Or that it represents purity, optimism and enlightenment. Regardless of what’s in fashion, no colour is more universally favoured.
While the PANTONE 2010 colour of the year - Turquoise - served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting.
Orange is the most controversial of colours. Many consider it to be the gauche legacy of the freewheeling '70s. But what an unfair reputation that decade has!
Need a pleasing colour palette for your home decor? Just look around you! From works of art to stylish scarves, gorgeous colour combinations are everywhere. Choose a colourful piece by an artist or designer, and the work is done for you.
Pantone, the global authority on colour, have announced Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the colour of the year for 2010.
The paint colours you choose for your walls sets the tone for the decor in a home. If you haven't recently decorated, give your home a new look. Pretty purple accessories can add a punch of liveliness to any room.
Large-scale graphic patterns prove surprisingly versatile in rooms. Wallpaper let's you take texture, pattern and colour to the next level in one easy step. Armed with a few tips, you yourself can make a difference to how your home looks, feels and appeals to you.
The most obvious answer is white, but does every ceiling have to be white. Can you not paint the ceiling in other colours, or add a texture finish?
Dress up a plain entrance hall, or spice up a guest loo wall, with a sheet or two of wallpaper and paint. Textured wallpaper opens a whole new world of possibilities and I love the idea of limitless colour options.
Colour palettes may change each season, but classic colours remain true favourites. These are colours that can be used in a home that will not age over time.
t's always said that the easiest and most affordable way to inject colour into a home is by using paint. But not everyone finds it easy to pick the perfect colour, or match colours to their existing room decor. Not to mention that there are those that absolutely hate painting!