Hiya, Im trying to get my house decorated before little Evie comes home in 2-3 weeks as of course, i dont want to be painting with a tiny puppy in the house!! The downstairs of the house is the same boring magnolia as when we moved in 3 years ago Its the cheap paint the builders used which rubs right down to the plaster board if I have to wash the walls at all, so it definately is well overdue an upgrade I am RUBBISH at decorating so need some inspiration!! So, the living room... It is quite small, the house is only one of those new build 2 bed semis so has boxy rooms. But, the main problem is that it is set back off the road with a house on the right (right next to the window) set infront, which blocks a lot of light. So, whilst it would be fun to go for some glamourous goth red or something, I think that would be a bad idea :lol: Im not keen on very bright colours like blues or greens. The room has dark beige/brown carpets (so as not to show the dog prints :lol: ) and I have a dark brown leather sofa and a large pine bookshelf/tv area - as you can tell, nothing has been bought to match First home and all, most of it has been given to me!! In my bedroom I have a nice dark purple, shimmery paint "feature wall" and pale purple on the other walls which looks lovely, but that room is much bigger than the living room and i dont know if a feature wall would be a bit much in a small room?? Next, kitchen/dining room. Lovely bright room, nice and big. Stainless steel cooker, pine effect worktop/cupboard thingys. Was thinking of a brighter colour like a warm yellow (not bright yellow) but not sure if that will look a bit insipid Any inspiration (especially with pics as i am somewhat lacking in imagination!!!lol) would be wonderful! Two things to bear in mind... 1) i will be doing it myself and im not very good at DIY so nothing too fancy and 2) no wallpaper! Never done it before and would make a mess of it! Ta guys!