Over 15 Years of Experience
in Ipswich Home Decoration
Using the best brands, our trusted decorators can update your home with a timeless look or the latest designs.
With over 15 years’ experience in the painting and decorating trade, we have a bigger picture approach to decorating your home. As standard, we ensure restored surface preparation, surrounding area protection and no mess left behind, so the only thing you need to worry about is deciding your new finish.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team of decorators will be able to discuss your colour schemes and recommend the best products for your home in your free consultation, then our streamlined decorating service will ensure that your home is transformed in the least time possible without compromising your results.
Add in our durable, eco-friendly products (Graphenstone approved decorators) and listed building speciality, and we make your “Good as new” target “Better than ever!”.
The décor of your home dictates the mood across each room. Our decorators can blueprint your home with you to compile your chosen colour combinations. We use our decorating expertise in presentation to create the harmonious atmosphere you deserve.
Our Decorators in Ipswich will Help You Look Sharp
The right first impression is everything from a potential buyer to inviting the in-laws over. Execute perfectly with a decor design that uses a wealth of decorating experience to create your ideal presentation.
Decorating made easy
Are you searching for a simple update that adds multiple benefits to your home and looks amazing? Our Ipswich-based decorating experts will brush up your interior decor with a paint job that is more than what it says on the tin.
Increases market value
Updating your home decor often pays itself back immediately, ask for the most valuable decorating upgrades in your free consultation with our trusted decorators.
Improved home mood and positive energy for residents
Your environment affects the emotion of your home, talk to our decorators about how we can create the best atmosphere for you.
Protects interior surfaces
Your decorating is also a protective layer on the internal structure. Inquire about how our decorating products preserve your house and the environment.
Home Decor FAQs
How do I decorate my living room?
Here at John Bree Decorating, we don’t believe in “one style fits all” rules – especially when it comes to decorating, however, we are able to offer three pieces of advice, applicable to most decorating projects;
· There are no right or wrong answers in decoration, however, it is important to take into consideration the way in which the space is going to be used, for example, whether or not the space will be more formal, or relaxed, or whether or not children or pets will make frequent use of it. Functionality is usually a priority in decoration, making usage factors important to note.
· Developing a budget is an important step in decorating any space – this will allow for strategic spending, and effective planning, especially when done early. Budgeting is important to include in both DIY projects and those completed by professionals, such as John Bree Decorating.
· Gathering inspiration can often greatly assist in establishing a vision, or plan for the space to be decorated. Resources such as design books, magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram are excellent for collecting images of overall décor, or of specifics, such as paint shades, or colour combinations.
John Bree Decorating is always happy to work with inspiration images and will provide advice as to how the aspired décor can be implemented.
Our team of decorating specialists work directly with the client, taking into consideration the unique requirements of their property, in order to establish a suitable décor style adhering to their vision.
What is the 60-30-10 decorating rule?
The 60-30-10 rule is a well-established and frequently used rule in décor. It is primarily used to help create an effective colour palette for a space and states that the dominant colour should be used throughout 60% of the space, the secondary colour throughout 30%, and the accent colour throughout 10%.
The dominant, or primary colour, is most often used throughout walls, flooring, or large furniture pieces. The space overall should read as being this colour. The secondary colour should be used to support the main colour and should be differentiable from the primary colour, in order to create visual interest. The accent colour tends to be bolder than the primary or secondary and can be used to give the room character.
Need help deciding? John Bree Decorating can talk you through the current styles, classic combinations and any bespoke look you have in mind.
What is the most calming colour for a bedroom?
The colour chosen for a space can have a large impact on the body and mind, meaning it is important to carefully consider the intended use for a space prior to decorating. Colours used in a bedroom should generally be those considered calming, a few of which are listed below;
Blue – Blue is generally considered the most relaxing colour when used in soft, neutral tones. Those looking to calm a busy mind may turn to this colour when painting a bedroom.
Violet – Violet has a very blue base, meaning it often takes on blue’s calming qualities, especially softer shades without large quantities of black.
Pink – Lighter shades of pastel pink can bring an element of calm to a space, however, it is important to avoid brighter shades, and those with very red undertones, as they may be overstimulating.
Green – Green is most often associated with nature and the outdoors, meaning spaces painted with softer versions of the colour give off the soothing feeling we week from spaces such as parks or forests.
Grey – Though grey is often thought to be dull when used correctly, it is an excellent neutral colour, one which can provide a calming space in which to relax and sleep.
White – Warmer, creamier shades of white can help create a great space to unwind in.
What colours make a room look bigger?
The colours used in décor can have a significant impact on how the space is perceived, particularly when it comes to size. It is a well-known fact that bright colours tend to complement smaller spaces and make them appear larger, or brighter. Light, bright colours tend to reflect light, maximising the existing brightening effect created by any natural light present in the space, whilst dark colours absorb light, reducing the effect of any existing natural light, and effectively shrinking the space.
The John Bree Decorating team have over fifteen years of experience in decorating and understand the effects of colour and the perception of spaces well. If you’re looking to subtly expand your space, contact us today for a consultation.
How can I decorate a small room on a low budget?
Style and expense do not necessarily go hand in hand. Making use of commonly used decorating tips, such as the 60-30-10 rule, can rejuvenate a space effectively, without huge expense. Gathering inspiration from resources such as magazines, décor books, Pinterest and Instagram can assist in creating a vision, which can then be adapted to fit individual spaces and budgets.
John Bree Decorating offers a full range of decorating services, delivering professional results across a range of budgets. If you’re looking to update your space, contact us for a consultation.
How many colours should be in a room when decorating?
Here at John Bree Decorating, we don’t believe in “one style fits all” rules – especially when it comes to decorating. However, we often adhere to existing guidelines that can assist in the creation of a harmonious colour palette.
For example, the 60-30-10 rule is a well-established and frequently used rule in décor. It is primarily used to help create an effective colour palette for a space. It states that the dominant colour should be used throughout 60% of the space, the secondary colour throughout 30%, and the accent colour throughout 10%.
The dominant, or primary colour, is most often used throughout walls, flooring, or large furniture pieces. The space overall should read as being this colour. The secondary colour should be used to support the main colour and should be different from the primary colour. The accent colour tends to be bolder than the primary or secondary and can be used to give the room character.
The decorators at John Bree Decorating have over fifteen years of experience in helping create and implement colour palettes suited to a vast range of properties. Contact us today to bring your colour story aspirations to life.
Ipswich Home Decorating Client Testimonials
We are a building / maintenance company based in Harlow with contracts in and around North / East London. We have used Bree’s Decorating Ltd on many of our projects, I would highly recommend this company for their professional approach, attention to detail, the way they carry out their work, and for the care and consideration they showed for our clients. We will definitely be using this company again in the near future.