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Monochrome interiors made easy with the Command Brand from 3M

17 April 2014

Afraid of colour but still want to make a style statement?  Go black and white, a trend that is here to stay.  See our simple, contemporary and low cost monochrome decorating ideas for a look that will never date.

Short on storage space?  Why not invest in a range of new black and white pots, pans and enamel cookware?  Then simply create a monochrome feature wall out of them.  Space saving and stylish!

A kitchen makeover needn’t involve drastic and hours of reorganisation.  Create this look simply and easily using White Command Hooks together with the new Command Decorative Hook in Slate.  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.

Command Products from 3M are a range of ingenious adhesive strips and hooks which allow home lovers to hang anything from pots and pans to pictures and artwork, without the hassle of nails, screws and tacks.

Holding fast to wood, tile, metal or to painted walls, Command Products can revolutionise the way that you hang almost anything and allow you to create a feature on almost any wall surface.  Yet when the time comes to refresh the room with a new look and style, the strips and hooks can be removed from walls quickly and easily without leaving any marks – making them perfect for those wanting to avoid disruptive DIY, or renters looking to protect their deposit.

Feature wall/picture gallery
Tired of staring at bare magnolia walls?  We all have a blank wall or space that needs a new lease of life.  However if the idea of picking out new paint or doing DIY fills you with dread, follow our tips for creating a beautiful monochrome gallery with instant impact without the need for nails.

First, choose the area in your home that you wish to update, it may be the wall running up the stairs, a quiet reading area or simply the space above your sofa that needs an injection of style.

The trick to creating a stunning picture gallery is to bring a real synergy to your display by balancing out the colours – making it ideal for achieving a modern monochrome style statement.  You don’t have to just use photos for your gallery, sketches or illustrations can look just as stylish.  As long as the pictures complement one another, you can be fairly creative with your choices.

Try using a mixture of different style frames such as modern, rustic and shabby chic that will suit your existing interior décor and complement each other.  However to add synergy to the display keep similar style frames near to each other. 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 to your walls or paintwork, 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.

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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