Discover how paint can magically alter the mood of your interior with these expert tips from an interior designer. 


 bedroom in muted colours with cushions and artwork

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Interior design isn’t just about furniture and accents – building a mood and a feeling of flow begins with paint, which can fundamentally alter the way you live…

The magic of colour

 bathroom seen through a doorway with walk in shower

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There’s a reason why certain colours work in certain rooms – and why we cling to tried-and-trusted paint scheme is lounges, hallways and bedrooms. From the soothing palate of greens to cosy purples, colour experts are able to evoke emotions and match paint choice to how we want to feel in certain rooms.

Key to this is understanding the flow of a house, how one room transforms into another and how to delineate boundaries where you want them. Colour can separate rooms, but also connect them.

Spatial awareness

bathroom with sink mirror and walk in shower 

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Choosing a colour scheme involves an understanding of space. What works with your current layout? If you’re building a new home, what will accentuate feelings of spaciousness in one room, cosiness in another?

What do you want your family and visitors to feel when they enter through the front door? Burgundy’s and rich purples are known to give a sense of intimacy but can also create a bold first impression. Here’s where the interplay of space and colour bears fruit -a dark but inviting hallway contrasts with lighter areas beyond to make the house feel lighter and more spacious.

Design for living

hallway painted burgendy 

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What a good interior design company can do is get a feeling of how you want your house to be and help to make that dream come alive. Seesaw Studios can bring your vision to life, whether you’re after a statement home or somewhere that uses colours to cocoon you and make you feel warm and safe.

They can create use an illusion of height difference with varying hues, mix creams with green to turn your bathroom into a chilled-out sanctuary where you can get away from the stresses and strains of life.

Contact Seesaw Studios to see how they can help you curate your dream home, combining your style with their expert advice and bespoke approach.

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