If you're planning an update with paint, make sure you read these four tips first...
1. Firstly, do your prep! Make sure that the area you're painting is clean and dry, protect the floor and use masking tape to cover switches, sockets and skirting boards.
2. If you can, you should opt for mid-range paints. Value paints can lack pigment, meaning they won't go on so well. You can also find you'll need extra coats, so it's worth investing in quality, thus saving yourself some time.
3. A great way to try colours before committing will be lining paper. Cut some big pieces out and paint colour samples onto them as opposed to directly onto the wall. Then, stick them up in different places to give you an idea of how the light of the room will work with the colours.
4. Buy the best brushes you can afford - it will make painting easier and you'll be more accurate too. Cheap brushes can create a patchy effect.
Styling by Sophie Warren-Smith / photos by Jeremy Phillips