Design projects don’t need to be intimidating. If you feel inspired to refresh your space but lack time for a full renovation, you can still create a bold and artsy statement in one weekend with paint and minimal effort. To help you achieve the latest look, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her top three tips for quick and easy design ideas to refresh your home.
Highlight interesting elements
In just a couple of days you can create a wow-factor your guests won’t stop talking about – without breaking the bank. Grech recommends accentuating smaller features such as a doorframe, fireplace or bookshelf with a stand-out contrasting paint hue. “You can also ‘step-up’ your staircase with a confident, colourful paint on the tread or riser to really make a statement.”
Turn old into new
“Give a piece of furniture like a kitchen stool or bed frame a quick refresh and create a completely new focus and feel for your space in a few hours,” says Grech. “Adding a fresh coat of Advance interior paint to an old piece of furniture can brighten it up, give it a durable finish and breathe new life into a space.”
Introduce an accent wall
Accent walls make a vibrant statement and are a simple way to give a room a fresh feel. “Be unique and achieve maximum impact by introducing a punchy colour to a neutral room,” Grech suggests. For a more subtle statement, she recommends playing with different shades of an existing room colour for your accent wall.