1. Crown Paints
They offer up to 5 samples free, but it’s not clear if these are actual paint pots or not. Worth a try anyway. You can use free paint samples creatively of course: often there’s enough to paint things like picture frames, stencils, and bathroom accessories. Also, you can mix a tester pot with a cheap tin of white or magnolia to create a nice pastel shade at a bargain price.
Wallpaper samples are free, but 100ml paint pots you have to pay for. Like paint testers, you can use wallpaper samples in your deocorating. They work well as patchwork panels on small feature walls and feature areas.
Free wallpaper samples.
Free interior design software. They also have a limited-time offer for a free paint pot sample from their in-store colour mixers.Plus, Dulux do the rather nifty freecolour click frame, a gadget that lets you send a picture of something in your house that you’d like to colour-scheme with. They then send you a choice of paint colour schemes to match.
Get a free copy of décor and lifestyle magazine Country Life by liking their Facebook page and filling out the form.
There’s a catch with this one as you have to get friends to sign up to their Facebook page. However, for every 3 friends that also click like, you get £10 to spend at the MyDeco website. The MyDeco site has regular free voucher offers, so it’s worth keeping an eye on them.
More lovely free wallpaper samples.
3 free wallpaper samples.
Free fabric samples.
Free paintbrush and colour folio.
A source of beautiful, hard-to-find wallpapers and fabrics in the William Morris Arts and Crafts movement style. They send free fabric and wallpaper samples.
Free flooring samples.
Just like Country Life, Homes and Gardens sends you a free copy when you sign up to their Facebook page.
Kraxi do quirky homewares and gifts, and they’ll give you a free Christmas bauble if you like them on Facebook.
15. Laura Ashley
Free fabric swatches.