The difference between a design expert and someone who’s read a book is how they bend the rules. It’s easy to remember a rule, but creativity and the ability to assess style can’t be as easily learnt. Keep in mind these 3 classic decorating rules of thumb that even the experts agree have been holding us back for too long!
Go light with dark colours Design experts love using dark colours, and, even in a light room, they’re masters at finding the perfect ratio of black to white. It’s true, dark colours can make a space seem smaller, they bring down tall ceilings and pull in wide walls. But, they also make a room more interesting and furniture stand out. If you’re worried about dark walls, put white or bright statement pieces over spare wall patches to open the space back up.
Don’t mix styles Getting a clear whiff of a certain style is important when looking at a themed room, but that doesn’t mean it should break your nose. It’s okay to add different elements of different styles to a room. When the professionals design personal rooms, it’s important to use different styles to represent the personality of the owners.Yes, sometimes someone’s perfect style is entirely one way- but most people can safely add more variety to a home with different looks and pieces.
White is boring Whoever said white is boring has never experienced Paris chic. Sure, it’s a safe option most of the time, but it’s because the colour is so versatile that it can be used in so many styles and to get so many different effects. Classic or modern, there’s a reason white is everywhere and that, in itself, doesn’t make it boring!
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Castelan Fabric Protection
Castelan Fabric Protection has been tried and tested and will give you the best chance of removing stains
from your sofa. From spillages, natural oils or ink marks, don't panic, Castelan Fabric Protection will take
care of it.
The Care Plan includes a £50 cleaning kit
So What's Covered?
Drink spills such as coffee or red wine
Acidic and corrosive liquid such as vinegar and lemon juice
Food such as sauces or litle sticky fingers
Ink such as biros, felt tip and permanent marker and paint
Accidental dye transfer from jeans or newspaper
Make-up, hair wax, or nail polish
Oil-based stains such as grease or tar
Adhesives and glues
Bleaches and other household cleaning products
Bodily fluids such as blood or vomit (not nice but good to know!)
One-off pet damage (not as a result of build-up)
Burns caused by cigarettes
Rips and tears caused by keys and belt buckles
Scratches caused by jewellery
Textile Cleaner - is a very efficient cleaner for general soiling, perspiration
and fatty stains.
Resistant Stain Cleaner - is a product designed for cleaning resistant stains
like marker, ballpoint pen, lipstick, make-up products, shoe polish and wax.
Stain Away - will clean most fresh stains and soiling from textile surfaces. It
is a water-based product that penetrates into the surface to clean without harming your textiles.
Use it with a synthetic sponge.
Textile cleaning cloth and a sponge
You can read full details HERE, which also
tells you what's NOT covered by this Care Plan.