Frequently asked questions and video guides

These quick tips and video guides deal with the most common queries, for more specific advice simply choose the step of the decorating process you need help with from the menu above.

Video guides

Creating a feature wall
Creating a feature wall

If your room has no naturally distinguishing features then choose the wall that you naturally face, for example the wall behind the TV.

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Finishing touches
Finishing touches

They are three main looks that you could create. The first would be a lighter wood work to your wall colour, which most people go for. Here I have chosen Muddy Puddle, a mid neutral for the walls and a complementary cream, Timeless for the wood work which gives a softer effect than white.

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How lighting affects your room
How lighting affects your room

The lighting in your room can have a really profound effect on your mood and the overall effect of your decor.

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Colour samples
Colour samples

For the ultimate in convenience why not order colour testers from the comfort of your own home. You can now browse and order colour samples from the Dulux site direct to your home. There are two types of colour samples. Free colour swatches which are great for looking at against curtains and carpet.

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Introduction to Tailor Made Colour
Creating a feature wall

Finding the right colour for your room can sometimes be daunting but our colour mixing range, Tailor Made Colour, is specifically designed to help you narrow down your search for the perfect colour. There are several starting points that you may be coming from. For example, you maybe trying to fit a colour scheme around a piece of furniture that you don't want to replace or perhaps carpets or curtains.

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Co-ordinate colours
Co-ordinate colours

When most of us decorate we don't want to rip everything out and start again. For most people, decorating is about working around some existing pieces such as bed linen and items of furniture. First find the closest colour to your object on the stripe cards.

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Exploring colour combinations
Exploring colour combinations

Exploring different colour combinations is the most exciting part of decorating and this is where the Tailor Made Colour unit becomes even more useful. In the previous section we worked in one colour area creating tonal colour schemes. Now we will show you how you can use the unit to put different colours together.

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Introduction to Feature Wallpaper
Introduction to Feature Wallpaper

Feature walls have risen more and more in popularity in recent years, as they're ideal for giving personalities to even the blandest of spaces. A lot of rooms are very square and lack a focal point but this is where feature walls come in. A feature wall is a contemporary and stylish addition to any room in your home, be it your bedroom, lounge or hallway.

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Introduction to Colour Click
Introduction to Colour Click

Colour Click is a simple and convenient way to get expert colour scheming advice for your home.

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Expert help Expert help

Expert help

Our team of professional interior designers will help you with all aspects of a design, including.

  • Full design schemes with colours and furniture
  • Inspiration and advice
  • Sourcing and buying materials
  • Full project managemnt
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