Painting & Decorating

Add Character to Your Room with Wall Murals

Wall murals are one of the best and easiest ways to add real character to any room in your home or office. Wallpapering a room or painting the walls can sometimes appear limited if you’re looking to create an impact but with the vast choice of wall murals available your artistic nature can run wild and if you get tired of the wall mural you’ve chosen it’s simply a matter of peeling it off and replacing it with another. Here’s a video that will show you just how easy it is to hang a wall mural; just remember the key to a fantastic finish is to take your time and as the video suggests it’s a good idea if you have someone to help you. So what types of wall mural designs are available?  The answer is that if you can think of it the chances are there are wall murals to fit your design criteria....

Expensive Looking Home Decor on a Dime

Organize Your Space Before you buy anything new for your home, it’s important to first organize the space that you do have. Think about the minimalist look of a luxury hotel—simple, yet sophisticated. The old adage, to have “a place for everything and everything in its place,” is actually excellent decorating advice. Organizing is such an inexpensive and simple step, but the payoff is amazing. Having a home for everything you need and like can help you “fake” more space in a room, and really opens things up. Make use of tables, bookcases, and shelves. Decorative bowls and baskets can help to minimize clutter. Use only the minimum number of knick-knacks you need. Take a cue from design magazines, or use one of the many 3D furniture planning apps to help you figure out how to organize your r...

Interior Ideas for Decorating in White & Brights

While decorating in white and brights is a very popular design choice at the moment, creating an inviting space with such a colour scheme can be tricky. It is important to strike the right balance between having a predominantly white backdrop and adding a few invigorating splashes of colour.

When Is a Wall Mural a Good Choice for the Home?

Wall murals are a quick and affordable way to revitalise a plain room with minimal effort, adding a flash of individuality to your home. So when is a wall mural a good choice?

Choosing Painting & Decorating Tools

In this video guide B&Q offers a step-by-step guide showing how to choose and use your decorating tools, with expert advice and top tips to help you complete the job with confidence.

Using Frog Tape for a Better Painting Finish

In this video B&Q’s Project Pete demonstrates the use of frog tape and as you will see the results are clearly visible in that you get a nice clean edge that looks professional.

Repairing Small and Large Holes in Drywall

Got a hole in your Drywall? Don't worry, take a look at this video because it shows you how to repair small, medium and large holes in Drywall.

Striped Interiors Making a Bold Statement

Mention the word ‘Stripes’ in relation to interior design and most people will conjure up images of intense colours, such as black and white. However, whilst such colours are used there are alternatives and the use of more subtle effects using pastel colours is also a growing trend. Here I provide you with 10 really good examples of how a striped interior can make a bold statement or one that requires much less attention.

Making an Interior Statement with Decorative Mouldings

Mention the ‘decorative mouldings’ and most people will conjure up images of ornate Georgian or Edwardian interiors and whilst these eras in interior design did feature heavily ornate mouldings things have moved on with the era modern interior designs. Check out this video which provides you with a number of stunning examples of how decorative mouldings have been used.

Creating a Brickwork Effect Using Styrofoam

Yes, the title is correct… you can create faux brickwork using Styrofoam and in this video it shows you how to with easy to follow steps.

Making a Statement with Dramatic Colours

Take a look at our video as this provides 10 wonderful examples of how strong colours can be used to create a very dramatic effect.

Create a Hand Painted Tile Look for Your Kitchen or Bathroom

In this video it’ll show you how to make up a tile design and how to paint it so that it finally looks like you have a tiled wall of unique hand painted tiles.

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