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Inspiration for Decorating Your Child’s Room or Nursery Walls

You child’s room is an important sanctuary for them. It will be where they learn, create, play, dream, imagine and grow. The environment you create for them here will be something that they remember for years to come and provide so many treasured memories of their childhood. The atmosphere that is fostered here is crucial, and the décor should be conducive to all the activities that a busy young person gets up to. One way to provide them this perfect setting is to decorate accordingly. Here are a few ideas for decorating your child’s bedroom walls that will inspire them to be the best they can be.

 

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If you’re feeling a little bit creative and have some time on your hands, doing a stencilled border for the top of your child’s bedroom wall is a great way to add a bit of character. Whether they love dinosaurs, trains, butterflies or anything else, you can choose a stencil to suit.

 

Chalk Paint for Creative Play

Painting one wall in your child’s bedroom with blackboard paint is one of those things you wish your parents had done when you were young. Teach them the alphabet or any other lesson with the board. Provide them with hours of entertainment and encourage their creativity in drawing with colourful chalk.

 

Brilliant Bunting

There’s so much quaint and cute bunting out there to decorate your child’s bedroom with. Find something handmade at your local makers market, on Etsy, or get crafty and make some yourself!

 

A Feature Wall

Simple but effective, a feature wall is something that will brighten up their room and their life. Choose their favourite colour, be it yellow for happiness, blue or green for tranquillity, red for creativity, or any other vibrant colour to match their unique personality. Plus you can get them involved with the painting so they can be proud of the work, too!

 

Colourful Prints and Pictures

It doesn’t matter where their interests lie, there’s a colourful print to match. If you have some photos or pictures they’ve drawn that are especially fun, get them framed and hang them in the bedroom.

 

Shelves with Knick Knacks

Install some shelves or wall boxes to store and display their favourite toys, knick knacks or photos for a wonderful aesthetic and practical idea.

 

At Thomas Fisher Painters, we’re professional painters who can help when you want to paint your child’s walls. Give us a call for a quote today!

The Freshest Colours for Welcoming 2018

As we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018 with open arms, it’s a time for new beginnings. This can come in many different forms, from implementing a New Year’s Resolution to starting a new job, doing renovations, diet or overhauling your wardrobe. A new coat of paint in your house is a fantastic way to start off the year, especially if it’s in an entirely fresh colour. Here we have the hottest colours to choose for painting your home in 2018.

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Go Neutral for Zen and Calm

It seems like these days, as a contrast to the stresses of everyday life and work, people are becoming increasingly conscious of slowing down and leading a mindful lifestyle. We forecast that 2018 will be the year of Zen, so go for soothing neutral tones in your home.

 

Beautiful Botanicals

As well as appreciating relaxation much more, there’s a definite trend of going back to nature, with so many people opting to have plants in their homes, or taking day trips out of the city to national parks on their weekends. In keeping with this trend, botanical hues are the go. Try shades of olive, deep forest or lime green, to go back to those plant or floral feels.

 

Pretty Pastels for Peace

If you’re a Wes Anderson fan or you just appreciate a soft palate, pastels provide a fitting aesthetic. Try baby pink, yellow, blue or mint green for your living room or bedroom, for a dreamy feel to come home to every day. It’s the perfect choice if you want to recharge.

 

Elegant Earthy Tones

Earthy reds, browns or oranges offer a grounding effect for any home, especially if you live in the city or suburbs. Pair with natural woods and other textures, or dried wildflowers in a vase to bring a room together.

 

Sunny and Bright

Bright yellows, vivid oranges, popping greens – these are all fabulous choices for a room in a modern home. Alternatively, if you have an older home and you want to give it a bit of a new lease on life, you can paint a feature wall for a fun vibe. It could just be the change you need as a mood booster.

 

At Thomas Fisher Painters, we know paint and we know colours. Get in the experts to help with your home or other building painting, and get it done right with us today.

The Best Murals and Frescos in the World

Painting a room is a great project, especially to freshen up a space, and there are so many creative ways to do it. Whether it be a feature wall or a mural, if you have the skills for it you can achieve it. There are some murals and frescos around the world that are truly works of painted art, modern and classic.

Here, we take the chance to appreciate a few of them.

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The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, by Michelangelo

Perhaps the most famous fresco in the world, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City was painted with biblical scenes by Michelangelo in 1508, and has survived hundreds of years to be appreciated by people to this very day. The most famous panel is the Creation of Adam, depicting the creation of man by God.

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Banksy’s Spy Booth

Cleverly painted around a telephone booth, Spy Booth by Banksy portrayed three trench-coated spies surrounding the booth and staking it out, complete with their spy equipment. The mural was destroyed in 2016, but existed in Cheltenham in the UK.

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Everyone is Searching for It, by Millo

Located on two opposite buildings in Milan and encompassing a whole side of both, the impressively-scaled mural shows Millo’s signature red, black and white. The two figures of a male and female on the separate buildings tell the tale of love, loneliness and hope in a vast sprawling city.

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Ceiling Fresco in the Stift Melk Monastery in Austria

This heavenly biblical scene was painted in 1736 by Paul Troge, and exists in the library of the UNESCO heritage listed Benedictine Stift Melk Monastery in Austria.

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Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

These murals depict the turbulent political and social past of the country, with colourful messages from various historical events. There have been almost 3000 murals documented, some being replaced by others over the years.

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The Golden Age of Grotesque by Sepe

This surreal and bizarre mural by Polish artist Sepe represents the greed of modern capitalist society. Sepe is a well-renowned artist in the legitimate, as well as the underground, art world – with exhibitions in galleries across the globe.

Although we can’t help you create the next Sistine Chapel-esque masterpiece in your home, at Thomas Fisher Painters we can paint your walls with style and flair. Get in touch with us if you need your house or building painted, and we’ll create a paint job that you can enjoy for years to come.

On-trend Homewares to Match a Freshly Painted Room

There are a few distinct trends going around in homewares and interior decorating at the moment. Some are call-backs to the 50s and 60s, such as mid-century furniture, or owning a record player for its aesthetic value, along with other retro paraphernalia. A huge trend of recent times is the minimalist movement, where people are decluttering their spaces in favour of a few simple statement pieces. If you have recently painted your home, it’s the perfect starting point to re-think your décor. Here are some on-trend pieces that you can choose to revamp your home interior style, and some paint colour suggestions to match.

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Geometric vase

Geometric vases have been cropping up in homewares stores of late, coming in many different shapes, sizes and colours, representing the utmost in modern chic and style. Fill with dried wildflowers or simply leave empty for that pure minimalist vibe. Grey, off-white, brown or other neutral, earthy tones are a good choice of paint colour with a geometric vase.

 

Circular mirror

If you have a small room that you’d like to make appear larger, a mirror provides the perfect optical illusion, and a large circular mirror is the perfect choice. Choose one with a jet-black frame for a dramatic contrast with the rest of your decor. A fresh white coat of paint can also assist in making a cosy room appear a bit more spacious, light and airy.

 

Macramé pot plant hanger or wall hanging

The perfect Instagrammable decoration, the humble macramé pot plant hanger or wall hanging are making a comeback in a huge way. The hanger gives the added benefit of introducing some greenery to your space to liven it up, and will go with shades of white, green or orange.

 

Mid-century sideboard

A mid-century sideboard is another spot to put your house plants, record player or geometric vase, and works well with burnt orange or green-toned walls.

 

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Embroidery as art is becoming increasingly popular, and there are so many different clever options to choose from on Etsy and otherwise. Quirky embroidery will go well with a bright splash of colour, such as teal or turquoise.

 

Sheepskin throw

A sheepskin throw lying lazily across an ottoman or comfy couch adds an elegant touch to any home. IKEA sell sheepskin throws in a few different colours for a reasonable price, and the natural texture of the pelt will match well with neutral paint colours.

 

If you’re looking for professional painters to give your home a facelift, then Thomas Fisher Painters are the people for the job. Get in touch with us today.

5 Tips for Your DIY Paint Job

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There’s so much to think about when you want to paint a building, and one question people always consider is; do you call in the professionals or do you do it yourself? There can be a lot to think about if you’re considering a DIY paint job, and if you don’t do it right, disaster could ensue! Painting a home or otherwise can be a time-consuming and tedious task…but it doesn’t always have to be. There are a number of tried and true DIY painting hacks out there to make the job easier, some that the professionals at T Fisher Painters make use of daily to create your new perfect and pristine paint job. Here are just a few.

Away with nasty paint fumes!

Does the smell of fresh paint make you feel a tad off-colour? Adding a few drops of vanilla essence to your tin of paint will diminish those unpleasant paint fumes and make the area smell delightfully like vanilla.

 

Make tin foil your friend

The thought of cleaning all the painting equipment can be enough to turn anyone off the thought of painting. To ease the pain, wrap tinfoil around the paint tray, covering it entirely. Once you’re done, carefully take off the foil, and simply throw it away, leaving your paint tray virtually clean. Too easy!

 

Prep the surface with a cloth mop

Dust and debris on walls provides a bad foundation for your new paint, and if you don’t get rid of it before painting, the end result could be disappointing. Use a cloth mop to get rid of all the nasties and achieve the best possible outcome!

 

Cleaning your paint brushes the easy way

Put your paint brushes in a jar of warm water with fabric softener to clean them straight after using. Otherwise, if the paint has dried and caked onto the bristles, place the paintbrush in a jar of vinegar to clean it, then rinse with warm water.

 

Prevent unwanted marks

If you’re painting a windowsill or similar, use Vaseline to provide a protective covering over screws or other hardware, so you don’t get any paint on them in the process.

 

 

If you think that it’s all a bit much to think of when it comes to painting – the prep, the cleaning, the effort and time commitment – call in the professionals to help! Take the stress out of painting your home, office or other building. Save time, money and tears and get in touch with T Fisher Painters to do the job for you.

THE BEST PLANTS FOR YOUR HOME TO COMPLIMENT YOUR NEW PAINTJOB

Once you’ve got a new paintjob, there are so many more ways to freshen up your home and enhance the new look. It’s not necessary to do something as drastic or costly as get a new lounge suite or dining room table. There are plenty of small ways you can provide that extra touch, and adding in a bit of greenery in the form of hardy houseplants is a great way to do it. Here are just a few that will thrive and brighten up your home.

 

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PEACE LILY

A peace lily is a beautiful glossy plant with an elegant white flower that will add a sense of style and class to your home. Not only does it offer a lovely splash of greenery, the peace lily also acts as an air purifier, filtering out nasty toxins from the air in your home and improving the health of your family.

 

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A bamboo palm is another with healthy beneficial air purifying qualities. An Instagram favourite, this proud plant will fit well into the modern home in a sleek black pot. If you have a coloured feature wall in shades of teal or vibrant orange, a bamboo palm will look perfect in front as a contrast.

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HAWORTHIA

Haworthia is a hardy succulent that will survive and thrive. If you’re one of those people who forgets to water their plants, this one’s for you. Haworthia is a little plant that has its own personality, and is compact enough to fit onto a bookshelf or mantelpiece to inject a bit of green into any room. If you fancy doing DIY, a great idea is to plant a Haworthia plant in a teacup or toy dinosaur with holes drilled in the bottom.

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SNAKE PLANT

This is another plant with personality. Looking fantastic in a white pot on a hall table or windowsill, their tranquil long green and yellow-streaked leaves are like a friend waving hello. This is another low-maintenance plant for the forgetful plant owner. Snake plants are also renowned for their air purifying benefits.

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ALOE

Aloe plants come in many different varieties with varying aesthetics. Some can be squat but cute little things, and others have long elegant tendrils.  Put them in a square pot for a modern home, and reap the medicinal benefits by pruning off an offset and using the sap for sunburn or other irritations.

Easy ways to refresh your interior design

You don’t have to spend a fortune to refresh your home. Sometimes you may get a little bored of your surroundings and giving your space a spruce in preparation for a new season can give your home a lift. Here are few simple, inexpensive ways to vamp up a room and give your home a new look.

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Colour your world

With the change of a season, slightly altering your colour scheme of an area in your home can give it a seasonal touch. By mixing up the cushion colours from summer pastels to some winter hues such as navy or maroon, adding a cosy throw on the couch and scattering around some candles to give the space an intimate glow, your living room will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

 

Add some art

A new art piece can be a welcome addition to a bland wall or gap in a hallway. By investing in a nice piece of artwork, this can revamp an area and give it new life. A striking art piece can also provide as focal point for a room and give it a touch of character and class. Look for something classic that you really like, it’s something you will have to look at every day so choose carefully!

 

A new lick of paint

It’s amazing how repainting a room can make it look brand new. Why not refresh a room such as the bathroom or kitchen with some new paint? These areas experience wear and tear with water damage and humidity that can cause paint to peel. Or perhaps you can add a feature wall to a bedroom to give it a new design? The possibilities are endless. Mix up the colours to change a room’s vibe and keep it looking fun and fresh.

 

Update your hardware

Most people don’t realise that updating an aspect of your hardware can transform the space and even make the area look brand new. By replacing door handles on cabinets or a dresser can take your space to the next level. Replace an old door or add a polished or crystal doorknob to a bedroom door and see the space instantly lift.

 

At T Fisher Painters, we are committed to helping you achieve the look you are after with our quality painting services for residential, commercial or industrial projects. Call us today for more information.

How Often Should I Paint My House?

Getting your house repainted is an easy, simple and affordable way to revamp your home. Transform your indoor and outdoor spaces today with a new splash of paint that will refresh your surroundings. To determine how often you should repaint certain sections of your house, it’s important to consider the specific area and what it is used for. Depending on the space, timings can vary significantly as some areas of the house will wear and tear more easily and need a bit of extra love.

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The walls in these areas see a large amount of wear and tear due to the fact that they are spaces which are often frequented. More often repainted than any other space inside a house, its likely you will repaint this area every 2-3 years. As hallways are often the first thing a visitor sees when they step into your home, it is important to keep this space looking clean and fresh. A new lick of paint could make all the difference!

Kitchens and Bathrooms

As these spaces are busy rooms that people will often frequent, they need to be touched up regularly. Both kitchens are bathrooms are susceptible to water splashes and damage, so you should make sure the paint you use in these rooms can be washed regularly. Bathrooms can be problematic due to humidity and moisture often created in the atmosphere, which can cause paint to peel. Touching up your kitchen or bathroom with some new paint every 3-4 years is a good idea to keep these spaces looking fresh.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms should be pretty low maintenance areas and shouldn’t need as frequent painting. An exception is of course a children’s room, where the walls can become dirty easily from colouring or spillages of liquids or other sticky substances. A creative idea could be too turn one of the children’s walls in their room into a chalkboard by painting the wall with chalk board paint. This then allows them to draw on a wall and express themselves while hopefully leaving the others alone. The reality is that where small kids are concerned, you will probably need to re-paint their room every 2-3 years, at least until they grow older.

Living and Dining Rooms

These areas should last longer and can probably be repainted every 5-7 years. Even though these rooms are used often, contact with the walls is reduced and can be protected by larger furniture which means the paint generally stays intact. If you would like to change the décor and style of the room, painting every five to seven years is common.

You can contact Thomas Fisher Painting today for more information on their services, working across residential, commercial and industrial spaces.

Get a Professional Look

When running a business or professional environment it’s important to have the right look for your interior design. One way to ensure this is to choose the right paint colours and textures for your space to create the atmosphere you are wishing to project. This can be different depending on what the space is – for example, the colour palette of a café could be very different to an office or boutique store.

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Your beautiful products can fall short if not placed in the right context. Much of your brand image and personality is created by the interior of your shop or boutique, and its décor should reflect the style and design of your products. This will create a synergy between your product offering and the environment customers are in, thus creating a stronger brand for your business.

For example, if you are running a high-end clothing boutique shop with monochrome coloured clothing, you décor should reflect this sleek look. Use shades of black, white and grey paint to emphasise this simplicity. If you have a toy shop, you may perhaps wish to incorporate more colour, and even a patterned feature wall to reflect a fun and bubbly energy.

Restaurants & Cafes

The same can be said for a hospitality environment. When walking past a new café or restaurant, many potential patrons will judge if the place will have nice food or not by the look of the inside. If the décor is interesting and eye catching, this may grab their attention and they may venture inside to see a menu. Create a stylish and hospitable atmosphere with a range or paint, wallpaper or decorative finishes to give your establishment the look you are after. Re-painting the walls can give a café a fresh look and could be the simple make over you were searching for.

Office space

The décor within your office can greatly affect the atmosphere, culture and even potentially the work ethic of your employees. If your office is drab and boring, you will make your employees feel like coming to work is a chore. By creating vibrancy and enthusiasm with colour through paint, wall decals and interactive boards such as chalk boards or bulletin boards, you will encourage interaction with your staff and make the space a bit more exciting.

Thomas Fisher Painting offers painting and decorating services to a range of commercial businesses, always striving to create the look you are after. Visit them today.

Feature Walls: How to Do It Right

Creating a feature wall is an interesting and inexpensive way to liven up any room and give it a personality of its own. This can be a bright coloured wall that pops, or an ever so subtle alternative shade to the rest of the room, simply providing some texture and depth. it is totally up to you and you can determine which type of feature wall will suit your home depending on the surrounding décor and style.

Types of feature walls

There are a variety of feature wall styles to choose from and picking a type that suits your room’s purpose and desired atmosphere is imperative to the interior design of your home. Read through a few of the ideas below to see which may be applied to your space.

Using wallpaper for a feature wall means you can get really creative. Whether it’s just a simple pattern to create texture, a vintage pattern or a detailed image or print of a scenery, the possibilities are endless with wallpaper. Incorporate lots of colour or alternatively go for a more neutral palate depending on your objectives.

For a dramatic effect, using a strong block colour as a feature wall can make any room stand out. If you are choosing a bold colour, it is recommended you keep the furnishings and other elements of the room quite simple and neutral in colour to not be overpowering to the decor of the room.

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A kids room is a great space to incorporate a feature wall as these rooms should be fun, colourful and vibrant. You can take more risks in your kid’s room that you perhaps wouldn’t in other more neutral rooms of the house. Pick a wall and create a fun pattern or stencil design, or perhaps even get a colourful image painted on it.

A master bedroom is also a good space for a feature wall as you can really emphasise a section, such as the wall that the bed is placed against, to create a focal point in the room.

Choosing the right painters for the job

It’s important to have the right painters whichever type of feature wall you choose. A creative design and vision can be nothing if not executed properly, with skill and precision. Contact Thomas Fisher Painting today for more information on their services which include working across residential, commercial and industrial spaces.

 

 

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