Have you ever wished your hallway & staircase could make more of a statement in your home? Are you faced with a dated pine stairs, doors and architraves? I’m always asked will I paint them? A large amount of pine or any timber will make any home look dated. So yes I would recommend painting the door, skirting boards, architrave white and window boards. If you then paint your walls a neutral colour such as Colour Trend, Nougat or Wafer this will create a strong and striking contrast against the white.
Next the stairs it is one of the most important parts of a house; they are usually a central focal point and high traffic area, so they need to be durable to withstand daily traffic, and most importantly should look good. Most stairways can be transformed by simply painting what is already there for a small investment.
Start by painting the risers, string and spindles white. Next to add a modern sophisticated touch to your staircase you need to select a dark sumptuous colour for the threads, handrail and newel post such as Colour Trend Chocolate Intensity or Newton or if you really want to add that opulent look try colours such as Mulberry Magic or Midnight Dream all from Colour Trend.
When it comes to affordable design, nothing has more impact than paint. Creating the right backdrop to the furnishings whilst adding personality to your home. It is the one design area where you can spend the least amount, have the greatest impact.
Jane Dennehy Interiors From single room makeovers to major refurbishments, to newly built homes or commercial properties, Jane Dennehy Interiors offers vibrant and professional interior design service. She offers down-to-earth advice while guiding you through the design or re-modelling process. Consultations available for €250.