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I always liked dark wooden furniture and earthy coloured walls, it made me feel safe - cocooned almost. Over the past year and a half I started feeling cramped in by my interior choices and wall colour.

The more I started to think of going for a lighter look, the more I started to consider white. All white, without exception every single friend of mine protested against the idea. I then realised that maybe it is best for all including myself to ease into the transition. And so my project started, systematically moving towards a white monochromatic colour scheme.

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I want to share with you some of the advantages of this wonderful colour often described as boring by those who do not know this open and freeing colour. Now after a year of painting one item white every so often, including the walls. I start to hear my friends say that they feel like they are on holiday when they visit because everything is so fresh and peaceful. This is the magic of white, it can be incredibly sophisticated or completely loose and carefree. Depending on your lifestyle and decorating philosophy.

After every coat of fresh white paint, I felt lighter and more relaxed. It cleared my mind and allowed me to see what my space might become, both my physical space and my mind space. White walls can also create a blank slate and offer fresh perspective, if you're struggling with where to start decorating. After all white is the colour that signifies purity and orderliness. The colour white also expresses freedom and liberty. It's proven itself in both a sun-drenched farmhouse living room and a one-windowed Cape Town bedroom. It always provides a clean backdrop for showcasing colourful artwork or furniture.

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However, there are a few things you should remember when decorating a white room. Colours that would normally get lost in a colour-filled room will really stand out in a white one. So just use colours that you really love and you can't go wrong. The style and colours should express your personality. If you are not ready for a mostly white living space, balance out the whiteness with other hues so as the white colour will not dominate the room. Colours for your furniture can range from light beige, white or cream. Use soft colours like yellow, pink or red for throw pillows, drapes and floor rugs.

If you want to create a contemporary look, choose red and black furniture for your living room. They are not only modern and stylish, but they also create a look of grandness and elegance.

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Boland Painters has been in the business of painting residential homes and commercial properties since 2006. As such we know how easily small detail if overlooked can amount to quite a substantial sum at the end of your project. For this very reason we will put aside the time needed to comprehend your needs and the requirements of your project. Providing you with a detailed quotation, leaving no surprises when you receive our final invoice.

This quotation will also serve as a blue print for the team assigned to your painting, building or electrical project ensuring your project is completed to specification. If you would like a quotation or make use of our color consultation service, one of our experienced site managers will personally visit your property. If during your project any problem arises, we are here to listen and find a solution. Professional Painters, Builders and Electrical Contractors, Boland Painters is your restoration expert.

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Advice and Handy Tips

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    Aug '15

    First tile then paint

    Q. We have been dreaming of re-doing our kitchen for years now. After much debate we decided to take the plunge and go for it. Now we are wondering what we should do first, paint the walls or tile the floor?

    A. Well this question caused quite some debate in the Boland Painters, Builders and Electrical Contractor's office, but in the end we all agreed that tiling first is the best option. Allow the tile cement and grout to dry completely then cover the floor with heavy duty plastic taping the edges to the tiles with masking tape. And then start painting the walls. After all it is easier to cover a floor that it is to cover all the walls.

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