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Give your home a quick and easy injection of colour this summer with Command products from 3M


6 May 2014

Summer is a great time to brighten up your home with a colour injection. This need not involve drastic and disruptive DIY, it just takes a little inspiration.

The Command Brand from 3M has some simple ideas that even those most afraid of DIY can follow to quickly and easily brighten your home for the summer months.

Command Products from 3M are a range of ingenious adhesive strips and hooks which allow home lovers to hang decorations,  pictures and much more without the hassle of nails, screws and tacks, throughout the home.

Holding fast to wood, tile, metal or to painted walls, Command Products can revolutionise the way that you hang almost anything.  Yet when the time comes to refresh a room with a new look and style, the strips and hooks can be removed from walls quickly and easily without leaving any marks.

Why not try out one of these simple ideas to update your home with a vibrant pop of colour?

TURN YOUR FIREPLACE INTO A FOCAL POINT
Fireplaces are often a natural focal point in a room, however if you have a non working fireplace it can be difficult to know how
best to customise it.

A simple suggestion is to match the wall colour to the colour of the wood, iron or tiling work within the fireplace itself. This will
quickly add synergy to the space and will help to pull the look
together.

To add an injection of colour to your fireplace why not create a simple picture gallery above it which will create an instant impact, without the need for nails.

Try to balance out the colours in your picture gallery. Do this by ensuring the base wall colour features in most of your images and spread these out on the wall. This allows the eye to travel around the whole gallery easily.

You don’t have to just use photos for your gallery, sketches, postcards, mementos or illustrations can look just as stylish. As long as the pictures complement one another, you can be fairly creative with your choices.

Keep the spaces between the frames fairly small.  A good tip is to lay them out on the floor and decide on the arrangement before you commit to hanging them on the wall.  When you are happy with your selection, the easy-to-use Command Picture Hanging Strips are ideal for hanging your frames as they avoid the need to drill or hammer any holes into your walls.

Command Products can be removed hassle free and with no damage, so it’s easy to straighten and realign your pictures by clicking and unclicking. To move your picture to a new wall simply pull the strip off following the instructions, replace with a new one and position your picture.

And there you have it – a beautifully colourful and vibrant focal point for your room!

ADD A TOUCH OF COLOUR TO YOUR KITCHEN
Short on storage space? Why not create a practical utensil wall that combines both monochrome and colour pop trends?

Create a feature of your pots and pans and bring a sleek, monochrome look to your kitchen using White Command Hooks together with the new Command Decorative Hooks in Slate and Graphite. With various size and weight variants to choose from including Wire Hooks, you can be sure there’s a style to suit all your equipment.

If you’re looking for a cost effective, easy way to inject some colour without the cost of painting walls or buying a whole new kitchen suite, use Command Small Wire Hooks to hang colourful utensils above your workspace.

If the idea of picking out new paints and getting messy with DIY fills you with dread, follow our tips for creating a simple colourful study space or gallery/feature wall which will create an instant impact and interior transformation, without the need for painting or using destructive nails and screws.

Add A Neon Colour Pop to Your Study
Why not add a neon colour injection to your home office? Quick and easy to do, this look will add a vibrant and creative edge to your work space.

First use the Command Coloured Hooks to hang any personal items such as keys and headphones on the wall.  These brightly coloured hooks are a simple and fun way to keep your home tidy while ensuring all your household essentials are always to hand.

Available in four fabulous colours and two different sizes, the hooks come with Command Clear Strips. Simple to put up without the need for nails, screws or tacks, Command Products are just as easy to remove so you don’t need to worry about leaving unsightly marks, holes or residue.

You could also use clipboards to display photos, postcards or even a shopping list.

Simply use a wire hook to fix one or more colourful clipboards to the wall, and there you have it… your own unique colourful artwork with a useful twist!

CREATE A SUBTLE NAUTICAL BATHROOM THEME
Brightening up your home doesn’t mean having to use lots of bright colours. Using two different tones can be just as impactful.

Here are some quick and easy tips for creating a nautical theme in a neutral bathroom, simply by introducing stripes in the colour blue. Rather than spending lots of money on costly DIY, why not simply make a feature out of some blue and white striped towels by hanging them on a bare wall?

Command Medium Bath Hooks and Command Large Towel Hooks hold strong to tiles, glass or doors, so you can hang your towels, robes and clothes almost anywhere. Command Bath Hooks are available in different size and weight variants - ideal when you’re trying to organise even the smallest of spaces.  

Driftwood accessories are a great way to emphasise the theme. Source a simple driftwood mirror and nautical themed signs or trinkets and hang them on a spare wall using Command Bath Hooks. Adding a side or occasional table made out of driftwood, to a bare corner of the room will pull the look together.  

If you only have a small shower room, worry not, you can still create the look with the help of  the new range of Bath Hooks, Hangers and Organisers from the Command Brand from 3M. These hooks are frosted to hide lime-scale marks.

Simple and practical, Command Bath Products make a clean, organised and sleek wet room much more achievable without the need to get the drill out. Suitable for storing all your towels, cosmetics and kids toys, the water-resistant, adhesive strips allow you to hang even on tiles, glass or doors in your bathroom, completely damage-free. Then when it comes to the big bathroom clean-up, simply detach the products and pop in the top shelf of the dishwasher - the perfect easy-clean storage solution.

Feature wall
First of all, choose the area in your home that you wish to update. This could be a bare wall in your living room, a child’s play room or even your study - basically anywhere that you want to refresh and update with a new look!  You will need to purchase a tree wall transfer in order to start off your design - why not check out notonthehighstreet.com?

They have a great selection of styles to suit any room. Pick an area which is big enough to accommodate your chosen tree transfer and apply! 

Plan your colour palette – what colours do you like and what is your existing décor?  We worked on a cream wall and chose a brown tree transfer, so decided to keep our decorations to neutral creams and browns to complement this. You don’t have to stick to one or two colours though – why not go for a bold design and pick several of your favourite bright hues?

Pick out some items to hang on your memory wall. You could focus on a specific event, such as your wedding, holiday or birth of a child. Using Command Products, you can hang all sorts of decorations such as photo frames, hanging trinkets and fairy lights. To hang photo frames or canvases, Command Picture Hanging Strips are ideal.

You can take a small birdcage and clip photos or quirky post cards to it, and then hang it using a Command Clear Hook so that it blends in with the wall, or perhaps use the Command Clear Mini Hooks to hang lighter items such as a little trinkets or lighter cardboard decorations.

Once you have decided on your arrangement and which Command Product is best to use for each item, try laying out all of your items out on the floor to see if the design works before you hang.

Now it is time to hang up your design! It is recommended that you put the Command Products on to the wall and leave them for an hour to ensure that they stick fast before you hang your items on them. There you have it! A beautiful memory tree that looks great in any room and is completely unique to you!

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Notes to Editors:
Command Products are available from the following leading retailers: Amazon.co.uk, Asda, B&Q, Homebase, Robert Dyas, Ryman, Sainsbury’s, Staples, Tesco, WHSmith, Wilkinsons and 3Mdirect.co.uk.

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