Painting Tips with Heather Scott Home & Design
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Heather Blue-Harkovich of Heather Scott Home & Design shared expert advice for painting your home. Paint is usually one of the first things that people change when buying a new home. When you are choosing paint color, choose your design scheme first.

Why is Paint Important

  • Paint is usually one of the first things people change when they buy a home, redecorate or think about putting their house on the market.
  • Paint should generally be redone about every 7-10 years.  Times change and color schemes can become ‘dated’.
  • Paint is a very affordable way to update to your home.

Understand the finish choices

  • Usually chose flat or eggshell for your main walls
  • Eggshell or Satin if you have children and pets
  • Satin in wet areas like kitchens and baths
  • Semigloss on trim and cabinets
  • Flat on ceiling

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Decorating tips for a shoestring budget
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JULIA MILLAY WALSH AND ERIN BOYLE

Call us optimists, but we think everyone under the sun can, and should, have a beautiful home.

If you’re pinching pennies, there’s plenty you can do to create a stylish and inviting home for yourself and your friends.

The first step (and this is true no matter where or how you live) is to clean your home and get it organised. Doing those two things alone will drastically improve the quality of your space.

Then, on to decorating. With years of budget decorating behind (and in front of!) us, we’ve amassed a few helpful tips for ‘making house’ with a slim wallet.

1. Paint an accent wall

STAND OUT: This one wall, in the home of Melbourne designer Miranda Skoczek, brings something extra-special to her bedroom without going overboard. 

Painting your walls is one of the most cost-effective decorative updates you can make to your home. But if you’re on a shoestring budget, the two cans of $ 30 paint it may require to paint your bedroom could very well put you off.

Instead, consider painting an accent wall. One litre (which will cover around 9 square metres) or a 2.5-litre can (which covers up to 24 square metres) is likely all you’ll need to co…………… continues on The Southland Times

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