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Get ready to entertain
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Your decorating specialists
Guthrie Bowron Balclutha is
your one-stop shop for all
your decorating needs.
Stocking paint, wallpaper, curtains, soft
furnishings, blinds, related accessories and
carpets, get your home looking fantastic
with a spruce up this summer.
''We cover right across the spectrum for home
decorating,'' Owner and manager Alan Bishop
Alan says although neutral and earthy tones
were very common, the trend is now moving
towards the fresh aqua and 'duck-eggy blue' for
both interior and exterior as they provide a fresh,
clean feel perfect for summer.
Another big hit for homes this year has been bold
and patterned wallpaper for feature walls. From
bold and bright, to textured and spirals,
wallpaper is making its way back into the newest
Alan puts this down to the colder climate in the
''Down here in the south, wallpaper is used more
extensively, it gives a warmer feel,'' he says.
With redecorating your home yourself, Alan
advises you to do your research and take
advantage of Guthrie Bowron Balclutha's three,
trained, experienced staff.
Wallpaper and paint can be
unforgiving, so knowing you are
doing it right makes all the
difference to the outcome of the
Alan says everyone seems to
strike the same problem when it
comes to wallpapering.
''They think they have to rush it.
The secret is to take your time.
Our staff are trained, have gone
to courses, they know the
pitfalls,'' he says.
Alan says his staff are very happy
to give advice and advise you on
your wallpapering and paint
''We pride ourselves on being
able to advise people,'' he says.
If you think your home could do
with a spruce up this summer,
head to Guthrie Bowron Bal-
clutha, and have a chat with the
friendly team who are more
than happy to help.
Preparing to paint, wallpaper or renovate
Just as clothing trends
change, so too, does
Gone are the days where the mustard and
brown tones of floral wallpaper were
deemed modern, yet, they probably still
exist in your home somewhere.
Is it through lack of time, money or
knowledge that you haven't updated your
home's decor? Whatever the reason, now is
the time to get decorating.
Roll up your sleeves, get out the paintbrushes
and remember the saying 'less is more'.
That old, yellowing wallpaper in your living
areas has to go. And off to the paint shop you
go in search of something modern.
If you plan on redecorating yourself, then
there are few things you need to consider.
Can you just paint over your current wall?
Do you have to remove wallpaper?
Are there any dints or imperfections that
need smoothed out so you can get your
walls looking their best with a fresh coat of
If you can paint over your existing wall decor
and achieve a flawless result then do not
delay, but if dints, imperfections and
wallpaper need to be dealt with then making
sure you have all the knowledge to do it
correctly is paramount.
A visit to your local decorating shop will give
you all the necessary information you need for
wallpapering and painting. From the initial
preparation to the laying out of the paper,
everything you need to know can be found in
pamphlets, and through speaking to
specialists at shops.
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