Monday, December 16, 2013

Time to Redecorate Your Bedroom

Your bedroom is like your oasis, your zone where you can decorate with what you want without opinions. At least you hope so! At Factory Paint and Decorating we love the C & F bedding, and so do our customers. The selection is vast and the throw pillows are so decorative you can't help but want one in each color. All bedding is cotton, prewashed and easy to clean. The bedding ensembles are available in queen and king, with a few in the twin size. The collections are complete with matching throw pillows, shams, bed skirts, rugs and some even with matching valance and drapery panels.

If you are making the investment in new bedding, most likely you are interested in repainting the room as well. We have included our paint color selections with each bedding collection. These are just suggestions so fell free to explore your own color palette.

Natural Shells Bedding Collection
The nautical bedding collection, the #1 seller at Factory Paint & Decorating, also encompasses valances (80" width x 15" height) and drapery panels (50" width x 84" height) to give you a complete look.

Throw Pillow 8" x 20"

Breath of Fresh Air 806 - Bracken Biscuit CW-120 - Greenhow blue CW-655

Providence Gray Bedding Collection
Also available in Cucumber and Chambray.
The formal damask Williamsburg design has been very popular within all three of our stores. The gray colorway bedding ensemble has a matching rug (2' x 3'), valances (80" width x 15" height) and drapery panels (50" width x 84" height).

Throw Pillow 12" x 16"
Nightingale AF-670 - Gunsmith Gray CW-65 - Gray Owl OC-52

Daphne Bedding Collection
The multi colored blue bedding ensemble has a variety of fun throw pillows as well as a matching rug available in two sizes (2' x 3' and 3' x 5'). I love all the different color blues in this bedding, makes choosing a paint color a littler easier.

Embroidered Pillow 12" x 24"
Blue Ice 821 - Pearl River 871 - Twilight Blue 2067-30

Lilly Bedding Collection
The whimsy bedding ensemble is perfect for a girls bedroom. The colors are bright and cheery, just like the pillows. The collection is available in twin, queen, king with matching dust ruffle and
standard and euro shams.

Hooked Pillow 18" x 18" - Embroidered 16" Round

Potpourri Green 2029-50 - Yellow Lotus 2021-50 - Mighty Aphrodite 1397

Monday, December 9, 2013

Learn How to Save when Decorating an Apartment

Decorating an apartment can be tough as you generally can't do anything that is permanent or you may not want to invest a lot of money on a home where you know you won't be for very long.  Here are some helpful tips of how you can decorate inexpensively.

Buy paint at a reduced price! The "mistinted" paint is a great alternative to buying a brand new gallon of paint. Our "mistinted" paint is just that, it was mistinted-made incorrectly.  The only draw back is the limited color selection.

Closeout Wallpaper and Border is a great alternative to paint if you want to bring more character in to the room. Wallpapering just one wall or hanging a border will add warmth and charm to the room. Within our South Weymouth store we have a large selection of clearance wallpaper and border starting as low as $5.00 per roll and borders as low as $1.99 per spool. You could also look at a select amount of discontinued patterns online before you make the trip in.

Peel and stick wall decals are the way to go when decorating an apartment or dorm room. The selection is vast and the variety is great.

DC Fix, better known as contact paper, is a great remedy for counter tops, table tops, cabinets, anything you want to recover or give a "face lift".

We have two color option for cordless ready made honeycomb blinds, white and natural. The cordless option is great for homes that have pets or children. The inexpensive blind is very easy to install and can either be mounted on the inside of the window or the outside.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Paint Color Trends for 2014

The anticipation of over! We now know Benjamin Moore's 2014 color selections. Breath of Fresh Air has been chosen to be the color of the year for 2014.

The selection of colors is all over the color spectrum. From black to coral to deep purple to light green there are so many colors to work in to your decor. Or better yet change your decor to match one of these colors!

When you are ready to repaint your room, the first step is deciding what the room will be used for. If you are looking for the space to be a peaceful tranquil setting the "spa" colors, as we like to call them are ever present in the 2014 selection. The Mt. Rainier Gray and the Palladian Blue are great colors to go with.

For those that want to take a bolder approach and make a statement with color, Caribbean Teal, Van Deusen Blue and Super Nova are definite contenders to achieve such a look!

Visit our Pinterest page to see Benjamin Moore's 2014 colors.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Old Hollywood Wallpaper

If you hold a place in your heart for old Hollywood glamour and movies you will love this wallpaper and border from Themes of Life volume 3. Actor and Actresses such as Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Gene Kelly and Clark Cable can cover your walls. Bring back these all time great movie stars with this vintage wallpaper. The movie reel border gives you a snapshot of a slew of actors and their well known movies.

Stop in to one of our three stores to view the collection.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Winter Color Combinations

Wow! The year has gone by so quickly, can't believe the Winter months are upon us.

We have selected wallcovering, fabric and paint that compliment each other. It is always best to have the wallpaper and fabric in your possession before you pick your paint colors. During the printing of wallpaper and fabric the color may vary slightly. 

The Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades offer simple functionality at a great price. The variety of colors, textures, designs and opacities are endless. Available in five lift systems making it easy for all life styles. The shades are custom made to your size window and take about 12 business days for arrival.

The new Hunter Douglas product Solera Soft Shades combines a cellular construction with a soft sculptured look.  Available in both light filtering and room darkening, Solera features four lift systems with internal lift cords for child safety. 

Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud (1550) coordinates nicely with the Aubrey modern leaf trail wallpaper in light grey from the Accents collection by Brewster Wallcoverings. You can have a lot of fun with this wallpaper with the colorful accents you can had.

The Oxfordshire pattern in color Pearl from Thibaut's 125th Anniversary Collection is a great winter scene wallpaper with the leaf branch design in white, gray and beige. Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige HC-80 (top) and Benjamin Moore Waynesboro 1544 (bottom) pair nicely with the wallpaper.

The geometric "Heat the Night Shimmer" fabric in color Grey/Linen from Fabricut is a multipurpose fabric great for draperies and pillows. The fabric color actually goes nicely with the Oxfordshire pattern above.


The grayiege (gray and beige) paisely damask wallpaper from Springtime Cottage by Brewster Wallcoverings matches well with Benjamin Moore Clay Beige OC-11.

The silver and white leaf wallpaper from the Silk Impressions collection by Patton Wallcoverings is beautiful! It has a bit of a shimmer to it and looks great with both Benjamin Moore Antique White 909 (top) and Benjamin Moore La Paloma Gray 1551 (bottom). Painting your trim the Antique White as well as the chair rail and the bottom of the wall the La Paloma Gray would look great.

Thibaut's Filigree collection has a beautiful metallic wallpaper. The Greenwood pattern in Gray Metallic is also available in a Brown and Gold. The pattern has a 36" design repeat so it is best used where there is a lot of wall space such as a hallway or large foyer.



There has been a lattice trend in fabric and wallpaper so I wanted to include the "Georgy Girl Granite" in color Grey/Linen from Fabricut. The modern lattice multipurpose fabric in the Grey and Linen colors is perfect for our Winter Color Combinations.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Anna French Wallcovering - Lyric

Lyric by Anna French is a combination of glamorous wallcoverings with a touch of metallic and the ever sophisticated damask designs. For years Anna French has remained true to herself with her bold original designs and use of color. She also has a lovely selection of fabrics that coordinate with her wallcoverings.

The Arran design is just divine! The Metallic on Dark Taupe pictured here is very striking with the white wall trim.

The Barafundle pattern in Metallic Champagne can be a very subtle pattern when accessories with lighter colored fabrics and paint colors.

Celia Vine is a great nature inspired pattern with the leaves and branches. The design is available in five color schemes.

The Lucian Wallpaper is available in 7 color schemes with most of them having some hint of metallic throughout the design. This can make for a glamorous powder room as well as a bedroom. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time to Decorate your Bar Area

The holidays are right around the corner! Time to spruce up your kitchen or bar area with these great cocktail wallpapers from the Themes of Life volume 3 collection by Wallquest. For those wine aficionados the wine border may be just enough to complete your decor. The faux cork wallpaper is one of my favorites! The wallpaper lends itself to either a kitchen back splash or a full wall giving it a mural look. The cocktail shelf wallpaper has a Mad Men vibe that many are embracing.

Wine Bottle Border

Wine Label Wallpaper

Cocktail Wallpaper with Recipes


Cocktail Shelf Wallpaper

Faux Cork Wallpaper

Monday, October 28, 2013

Benjamin Moore's Advance Interior Paint - Perfect for Furniture

Benjamin Moore's Advance is a hybrid paint. It is a waterborne interior alkyd that leaves a hard
finish, similar to the older product Satin Impervo we all used to love. Even though Advance was designed for professional painters, homeowners have embraced the paint. The number one feature that everyone is raving about is the paint performs like a traditional oil paint but in a waterborne formula and cleans up easily.

A few fantastic features of Advance:

  • Low VOC
  • No solvents required for clean up
  • Extended open time
  • Cures to a hard, durable finish
  • Available in unlimited colors

Advance, by far, is the best paint for painting cabinets and furniture. Keep in mind it is all about the prep!  All surfaces must be cleaned and rid of any peeling paint, dust, mildew, anything that should not be on the surface. The paint can be applied with a brush, roller, spray gun and even a spray can. Advance dries to the touch in 4-6 hours and can be recoated after 16 hours. It leaves a nice factory finish coat.

Visit any one of our three Paint Departments to discuss Advance.

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Komar Mural Collection

Wall murals create a new universe of possibilities for your walls. Open up your walls with an imaginative graphic with a diverse collection of art for your walls. The New Komar Mural collection has a wide variety of murals ranging from wall size to door panel size. 

If you need help with installing a mural, visit our Contractor page to see the list of wallpaper hangers.


Polar Bear Cub Mural

A stunning National Geographic image of a polar bear cub, cuddling with it's mama bear becomes an irresistible wall mural. Perfect as a kids mural, or for any nature lover, this polar bear wall art captures a precious moment.

Product Features:

  • 6' x 4'2"
  • 1 Panel Mural
  • Paste Included
  • Vinyl Coated Paper

Lavender Wall Mural

A majestic mural of lavender fields that stretch on forever, this wall art adds a mesmerizing perspective to walls. Heavenly violet clouds above lush purple blossoms sets a dreamy scene with a sweet sense of refreshment.

Product Features:

  • 6' x 4'2"
  • 1 Panel Mural
  • Paste Included
  • Vinyl Coated Paper

Exposed Brick Wall Mural

This brick wall mural is a swanky trompe l'oueil accent in a space. Creating a feature wall is a very au courant concept, especially with exposed brick for an industrial-chic loft feel. This authentic wall mural looks vividly real, and makes any room more engaging.

Product Features:

  • 12' 1" x 8' 4"
  • 8 Panel Mural
  • Paste Included
  • Vinyl Coated Paper

Venezia Wall Mural
This Italian wall mural captures an idyllic scene of Venice. A classic black and white clad gondolier navigates his boat through a mesmerizing waterway, with stunning Gothic architecture basking in the sun. 

Product Features:

  • 12'1" x 8'4"
  • 8 Panel Mural
  • Paste Included
  • Vinyl Coated Paper
Beach Resort Mural

Invite paradise into your d├ęcor with this tropical wall mural. With a thatched roof dock leading out into the clear aqua sea, this stunning image redefines the reality of your room with a dreamy beach scene. 

Product Features:

  • 12'1" x 8'4"
  • 8 Panel Photomural
  • Paste Included
  • Vinyl Coated Paper

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Solera Soft Shades from Hunter Douglas

The newest window covering from Hunter Douglas, Solera Soft Shades, is available in both light filtering and room darkening. There are internal lift cords for enhanced pet and child safety. The five fabric styles have 31 colors that are a balance between fresh neutrals and deep tones. The shade is also available in 3 lift systems. And to top it off the headrail and bottom rail are covered in the fabric of the shade to give it a clean finished look.

To view the different fabric colors visit Hunter Douglas.

Solera™ Soft Shades with EasyRise™ cord loop

Solera™ Soft Shades with EasyRise™ cord loop

Solera™ Soft Shades with LiteRise®

Solera™ Soft Shades with UltraGlide®