How to create more living space in smaller homes.
Weather forecasts for the official day of spring do not make for pleasant reading.
At the time of writing this article it looked like the hounds of winter will still be firmly breathing down our collective necks come 1 September 2020 – and that’s probably just par for the course in a year that’s demanded more of us as a nation (and a planet) than many had hoped that cheerful night on 31 December 2019 that feels like eons ago now.
However, cold the skies and grey our moods may be – South Africans carry within a certain spirit that is just terribly hard to supress forever. We will smile again and will rise to meet the challenges of tomorrow with fresh enthusiasm and perspective.
One way to colour our lives is to relook our living spaces.
With more of us spending more time at home it is good for the soul to ensure the space around us is infused with the light we seek for the remainder of the year.
And there’s plenty we can do without having to break the bank – as pointed out by the writers at home-dzine.co.za in this article.
“Swapping out old furniture for new pieces might not be within your budget, but small changes here and there can make a big difference to the look and feel of any home,” writes the home-dzine team. “Making a few changes here and there will definitely give any room, or a home, a fresh boost of energy.”
Some changes they recommend include:
- Using shades of white and grey in combination with blues and bold metallic accents to create space that is cool and serene.
- Replacing dark wood trim with crisp white detailing (on window and door frames) to provide a fresh, clean background for a muted colour scheme.
They go on to state that, “Painting walls and trim with paints that are scrubbable is a must for a family home, as is having upholstered furniture treated with scotch-guard or similar product.”
- There are, of course, various products you could consider for the jobs mentioned above but certainly here at Hyper Paint we, as the biggest stockists of Dulux products in the country, believe that a product like Dulux Easycare will give you all the protection you need – while delivering on quality and price. (read more)
- For the ultimate in affordable luxury you could also consider Dulux Trade 100 Low sheen – a premium quality interior and exterior product with a low sheen finish that has outstanding stain resistance. (read more)
Colour your life with the best products at the best prices
Yes, it has not been an easy year but we encourage you to look forward, to raise not only your own spirit but, also, those around you.
Hyper Paint has walked the walk with the citizens of this Rainbow Nation since 1981 and we know the good times will return.
Browse our website or get in touch with our teams if you have a specific need in mind. Either way we look forward to helping you make more of your space – and the most of our South African summer!