“How can I use colour to wow visitors when they walk into my home?”
In our recent survey, almost 50% of movers admitted to obsessing over how good their new home’s decorating scheme looks before guests come to visit.
One in 10 people even confessed that they would avoid inviting anyone over if they thought their home wasn’t looking up to scratch.
Psychologist and colour expert Ingrid Collins says this is completely normal. In fact, being house-proud is practically wired into our brains.
“The way we present ourselves in our homes and clothes gives off subtle non-verbal signals,” she explains. “Human beings are basically tribal at heart and we strive to impress other members of the tribe with our appearance.”