Painting the interior of your home will play a major part in capturing the character and impression you want it to give. Start to think about;
Which walls to paint?
You'll firstly need to work out which rooms or walls you want to paint, and which are best wallpapered or left in their raw state ' stone or wood finishes for example.
Some homes are best painted throughout; choosing a good balancing of colours between rooms is important.
Creating your own scrapbook of colour and finish ideas is a fun and useful process in the planning stage.
Cut out magazine images, paste snippings of colour charts and take snaps if you're visiting friends' or family homes that give you inspiration.
If you want an expert opinion, you can hire the services of an interior designer, even just for a session of consultation.
Its' important that you form your own final impression of what you want your home to look and feel like, and not to feel dictated by current trends.