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Should you DIY or hire a professional decorator?

An expert painter and decorator will add the perfect finish to your new home decor scheme

Promotional Feature By Caroline Rodrigues |

When you’ve made up your mind to redecorate, the first consideration is choosing a style you love. The next step, is to decide whether to do it yourself or hire an expert painter and decorator.

Working with a professional decorating team will take the results to a whole new level, especially if you’re short on time or DIY skills. Paint my Home by Bell provides a comprehensive range of painting and decorating services, with a guarantee that the finish will be outstanding.

Refresh walls with paint

The right paint choice turns a lacklustre room into something really special. Whether you’re sprucing up a tired scheme or setting your stamp on a new extension there have never been so many tempting paints. From deep, inviting blues and greens to calming neutrals and zingy brights, there’s a shade to suit every interior.

Paint my Home by Bell works with a spectrum of tried and trusted brands including Farrow & Ball, Dulux, Crown and Little Greene. Bespoke shades can also be mixed to order so there are no limits to your imagination. The type of paint is just as important. Do you want a matt, satin one or a high gloss finish? The professional decorators at Paint my Home can offer helpful advice on all aspects of painting.

contemporary kitchen diner professionally decorated in neutrals with large pastel rug

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Inspirational wallpaper

This season, wallpaper designers have pulled out all the stops. Being brave with mesmerising murals or show-stopping botanicals will make walls the outstanding feature of a room. Or, for a subtler approach, you could investigate textures that are so inviting you want to reach out and touch. Natural grasscloth, paper-backed silks or cork have an on-trend vibe.

To achieve a flawless finish, the team at Paint my Home by Bell will prepare the walls, stripping away old wallpaper then filling any holes or cracks to ensure a smooth, level surface. The next stage – lining the walls – is vital for professional results. Once the lining paper, made with stronger fibres than regular wallpaper, has been hung the decorators at Paint my Home by Bell will apply your chosen wallpaper, using skilled techniques for an excellent finish.

professional wallpaper job by Paint my Home by Bell

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How it works

Paint my Home by Bell has created an innovative online tool to make it easier than ever to start your decorating journey. After answering a few simple questions such as room size, room type and choosing colours, you can obtain a quote, choose a start date and make a booking – all from the comfort of your sofa, the office or even the train on the way to work.

If you prefer the more traditional route, you can also make an appointment for a Paint my Home by Bell surveyor to visit your home (in line with the latest Covid-19 guidelines). A surveyor will take all the relevant measurements and, once you’ve selected your paint range and colours, advise on the best products to suit your needs. When you’ve agreed to the detailed quote and decided on a start date that suits you, just sit back and relax. Before the work gets underway, your home will be protected with covers, dust sheets and adhesive sheeting.

Professional wallpaper and decorating services from Paint my Home by Bell

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Get in touch

Paint my Home by Bell has teams of local professional painters and decorators across all London boroughs, Hertfordshire and central Scotland. They’re happy to help with internal and external decorating services. To get started, fill out the contact form online, send an email to [email protected] or call 01753 968 038 (London boroughs and Hertfordshire), 0141 404 0666 (Glasgow) or 0131 202 0857 (Edinburgh).

For painting and decorating inspiration, follow @paintmyhomebybell on Instagram.