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Weekend project: Creating a Multi-Purpose Space

From kitchen-diners to bedroom-offices, choosing the right paint colour will help you beautifully define each area of your multi-purpose room. Explore our simple decorating ideas for stylish ways to zone your home. 

More and more of us are living with multi-function rooms, where cooking, eating and living – as well as working and studying – may all take place in the same space. By getting creative with paint, you can define the function of a particular area but also make a real style statement, too. Simply Refresh’s edit of beautiful colours and its one-coat formula makes it the best choice for projects such as this; quick and easy transformations that will help you zone out your space. Be inspired by the ideas below and discover more on our how-to video. <link to Dr Dulux Simply Refresh video>

Select a space to zone

Start with the item that you want to define – it may be a dining table, a cosy reading chair or a workstation that needs to have a different feel to the rest of pieces in your room. Make your painted zone slightly wider than the key furniture and slightly taller than head height – but not up the ceiling – so that the area feels nicely enclosed. You can create any shape with your chosen paint, such as an arch, square or rectangle. Or use masking tape and a roller to paint your own abstract design – just perfect for zoning a workspace with a desk. Choose complementary colour combinations from our curated Simply Refresh palettes, such as Mineral Mist, Polished Pebble and Natural Slate for a calming look that boosts concentration. You can learn how to get creative with a zoned area here <link to painted arch feature>.

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