Not so many years ago, painted furniture said ‘tatty and made over’. Nowadays, painted furniture is a very desirable look, born of the shabby chic interiors of some of the top designers. The combination of pale wood and paint is a very fresh look, which is very seaside cottage somehow and is a real lift for any room which is beginning to look a little tired. In a small bedroom, particularly for a youngster or to use as a spare room, it has a very welcoming look. If you want to go the whole hog, team it with a rag rug – either bought or home made – and some very plain white linen and towels for a very stylish retro effect.
A kitchen with painted furniture looks very stylish and immediately lifts a room if you can’t afford a complete makeover. Fitted kitchens come in this look too and to finish it off a painted dining suite would look fabulous. Just imagine a painted and wooden combination table with an enamelled jug of daisies in the centre. If the jug is a little bashed about, so much the better. Painted furniture is a very feminine look wherever it is but because it is also very casual, it could easily find a place in the most male of environments. Any businesswoman working from home would love a painted office suite, though – the hidden office option ticks all the boxes for convenience and looks.