3 expert tips to help you downsize

by | Sep 5, 2023 | Home and Living

Downsizing offers a fresh start, a chance to reimagine, declutter and reinvigorate your life. With these three tips from Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, you can make the most of your new space to ensure a smooth transition, without compromise.

Create multi-purpose spaces with paint
Downsizing doesn’t have to be a synonym for less; harness the power of paint and create as many unique spaces as you desire. Create multi-purpose rooms by using various paint colours to create division. Whether a reading corner within your living room defined by lilac, a sewing space within the office painted blue or an exercise corner within the bedroom painted green – you can have it all in a smaller space.

Use your walls to show personality
For harmony and flow within your space, use a consistent, neutral paint colour like white for transition spaces. Grech recommends Benjamin Moore Regal Select Interior paint. “It’s a premium-quality, 100 per cent acrylic paint and primer that provides scuff- and stain-resistance in a durable and washable finish – great for any space.”

Use wall shelves to save space
Wall shelves are a small space’s best friend. Declutter surfaces by displaying decorations on mounted shelves or directly on the wall. “Not only can they serve as a meaningful showcase of sentimental items, but wall shelves also add unique depth and create the illusion of a larger space,” says Grech. Feeling creative? Add a fresh coat of paint to your shelves for a pop of colour and an attention-grabbing accent.

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