The change of routine and familiarity that comes with moving can be a stressful time for children. So focusing on things that will settle them in will help make the process run a little more smoothly.
When decorating your new home, there are a few added elements to consider with kids. It’s worth bearing in mind that painting well the first time will save time and money in the future.
Starting your child’s bedroom as soon as possible is a great way of creating a welcoming and familiar environment for them in the new house. Their bedroom will be the focal point of their creativity and carefully picked paints will protect your walls from the inevitable wear-and-tear that comes with active imaginations. Our EasyClean range is knock and scratch resistant, and can easily be wiped clean.
If two little ones are sharing, you may like to find colours like dandelion yellow or mint green that work for boys and girls of different ages. This will help the décor last longer too.
Royal Wedding – Dulux 30GG 83/075
Citron Ice – Dulux 53YY 83/348
Preparing the kitchen for family life
Using bold colours like sunshine yellow or lime green in the kitchen will be forgiving to busy family life and create a fun-filled ambience.
Top tip: Before you move in, quickly take stock of low drawers and shelves in the kitchen that may later contain breakable items and cleaning products. Installing safety latches or other deterrents will means that you won’t need to worry about curious little fingers during or after the move.
Green Lemon – Dulux 54YY 69/747
Bonar Blue – Dulux 10BG 54/199
Game on exteriors
Whether reimagined as a football goal or the recipient of a serve during a game of tennis, your new house’s outside walls and fences will be part of family life just as much as the inside of your home. Using our outdoor paints will help make your garden durable and ready for any game thrown at it.
Once you’ve got an idea of the practical and functional aspects for kid-proofing your new home, it’s time to start thinking colour. See our latest on-trend colour palettes for inspiration.