Getting a bit fed up with your home but don’t want to move? It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do and updating your home doesn’t have to be hard work, cost a small fortune or take up too much time. It’s never been easier to update your home and fall back in love with it again.
Here we take a look at some easy home updates you can do using paint, to improve rather than move…
Painting a feature wall is a quick and easy way of updating any room in your home. Consider selecting a wall that you want to highlight in a room, for example – behind a desk in an office, or a picture gallery in your living room. Feature walls can simply be painted a different colour from the rest of the room or can be a little more creative. Geometric shapes, stripes, colour blocking or adding texture in the form of panelling are all easy ways of updating a room in your home.
Earthborn Claypaint is perfect for adding a fresh lick of paint to any space. It’s a dream to apply and its thick formula means it takes fewer coats than most standard emulsions (psst – typically only one coat!). The possibilities are truly endless! Whatever you decide, adding a feature wall is a great way to update your home easily without investing too much time or money.
Woodwork, such as skirting and door frames, are often overlooked not only when decorating but cleaning too. They are prime areas for collecting dust and getting marked from general day-to-day wear and tear. Most of us are guilty of not giving our woodwork the TLC it deserves! So, it’s no surprise that when woodwork is touched up, rooms instantly become brighter, cleaner and feel refreshed.
Did you know that our Eggshell No.17 is perfect for woodwork? Our water-based eggshell dries super quickly to a lush silk sheen. Available in 72 colours, who says that you need to stick to traditional white? @Denoffoxes uses colour drenched walls and woodwork in Hidey-Hole – and we just love the effect!
Not for everyone but nonetheless it’s a super easy and fun way of updating your home. This is for you if you want to introduce bold colours into your home but are worried about committing to painting a full room. Simply choose a colour from our Classic range – perhaps our vibrant aqua The Lido? Next, give the edge of your door a light sand. Apply a thin layer of our Multi-Purpose Primer followed by two coats of our Eggshell No.17 in your chosen colour. Allow to fully dry before closing the door. Finally, stand back and smile as you are greeted with a flash of colour every time you use your door.
@design_by_daisy = Tall cabinet painted in Lily Lily Rose
Spring is around the corner which means now is the perfect time to blow the dust off that piece of furniture and give it a refresh. Upcycling furniture is an easy, eco friendly way of updating your home on a budget. Earthborn Eco Chic can be painted directly onto wood furniture without the need for any primers. Read our ‘upcycle with Earthborn’ guide for easy how-to upcycle steps to help get your project started. Eco Chic will instantly give that tired piece of furniture a new lease of life, and you a new piece of furniture! Feeling inspired? Why not take a look at @rediscoveredbydanielle – who has lots of upcycling inspiration, hints and tips.
Painting picture frames is an easy way to update a room and use up any leftover Claypaint or sample pots. Simply mask off the glass and paint the frame in your chosen Claypaint colour. If you are feeling particularly bold why not create a statement by painting halfway over the glass, revealing only part of your picture? Here, we’ve used our Colour of the Year, Lady Bug, alongside vibrant yellow Daisy Chain, orange hue Freckle and charcoal grey Hidey-Hole. Once dry, consider rearranging the layout of your pictures – a simple shuffle can go a long way towards changing the overall look of your room.
Have we inspired you to try one of our easy home updates? We would love to see! Be sure to tag us on Social media @earthbornpaints using #earthbornbyme.
Not sure where to start? Order your free colour card today to start your Earthborn adventure.