Our sitting room was a disaster when we moved in (as was most of the house) but we have finally decorated and can forget the horrors of unsupported walls and living on a building site.Once plastered, our sitting room sat unpainted for a good few months. As it is the first room you enter in our house and has a staircase in one corner, the room has three functions; as such, I struggled to visualise how it could be cosy but also practical, functional and welcoming all at the same time. Our chimney breast was home to a few slap dash tester samples for a quite a while but I just couldn’t take the plunge and make a final decision.As I mentioned in my previous post, I stumbled upon the Dulux Visualizer app (and when the Dulux got in contact with me about working on this campaign I was thrilled to say ‘I actually used that to help me decorate three rooms in my house’) when picking out a colour for our master bedroom feature wall. Within 10 minutes it helped me decide which colour to pick out for this awkward room.
This clever piece of technology is free to download on iTunes or Google Play and is the closest thing to an interior designer you’ll ever get without the price tag.First off, with the mere touch of a button you can upload images and match the colours to the nearest Dulux shades (yep, I’m seriously thinking about matching my office to my handbag) and better yet thanks to this unique piece of technology you can virtually paint your room with the shades of your choice to see how they work for your space without having to faff around with samples, colour charts and never ending trips to the dreaded DIY store – you have hundreds of Dulux shades right there in one app.Through some kind of magic I will never be able to understand, the app is able to detect the difference between walls and furniture so it doesn’t become a blurry, messy smudge of one colour but a realistic image of your room just in a different shade. Dulux Visualizer makes it so easy to picture it before you paint it, at just the touch of a button.
After a few short minutes I was pretty much set on Dulux Timeless in the shade Graceful Green but wanted a second opinion, so I saved the image of my room virtually decorated, and shared it with my husband and best friend to see what they thought. It was an instant thumbs up and the very next day we were painting the walls with much excitement. We had initially planned to use this shade on one wall as a feature but once we were half way through we whipped out the Dulux Visualizer app to see what the rest of the room would look like when painted in the same shade and our minds were made up, onward we rolled with our rollers.The colour itself is beautiful, a subtle green which changes with the light. It can look very grey in one light, blue in another and back to green the next. The complexity of the shade works so beautifully for our room.What do you think of our before and after? We still have a few projects left to take place in the room but I’ll be sure to keep you updated.