Decorating made easy...
Basic plan - For the sense of spaciousness, maintain the same colour scheme throughout, varying only accent colours from room to room.
It is best to stick to one style: traditional or contemporary (or a blend of two).
For smaller rooms, use pale colours and small-scaled furniture, see-through pieces like armchairs or cane seats etc. will give an illusion of greater space.
To make a large room more intimate, use highly varied textures and dominant patterns for upholstery, carpets and curtains. Sprawling seating arrangements, large paintings and rugs also help pull a room together.
Deciding on a colour scheme.
It's not hard to choose colours. Just choose the colours you like or colours that match your favourite paintings. Or you can always refer to a colour wheel
You will arrive at a variety of colour schemes, and you will find a suitable colour for your home:
The monochromatic scheme
A range of tints (base colour lightened by white) and shades (base colour deepened by black) of a single colour on the wheel.
Two or more adjoining colours on the wheel.
The complementary scheme
Opposite hues on the colour wheel.
The triad complementary scheme
Three colours equi-distant on the wheel.
The adjacent complementary scheme
The two opposite colours on the wheel, plus a third accent colour, that is left or right of either of the two.
The split complementary colour
One colour plus the two that flank its' opposite colour.
There's important planning that lies ahead, so it is important to establish the basic colour, which is a big step forward.
Sanding and varnishing wood
It is important when cleaning wood to always work along with the grain of the wood and not against it.