Have you painted any walls or ceilings lately? We’re planning on painting a very small section of our newly remodeled kitchen in a nice white (to coordinate with the floor to ceiling white subway tiles). The new white paint will flow right into the new upstairs sitting room, which is now painted a very light aqua. I’ve gotta figure out what the new shade of white will be. I welcome any recommendations you might have!
As you probably know, if you’re looking for ways to make the rooms in your home pop, a fresh coat of paint is the easiest and most inexpensive way to help give your space a quick makeover. If you’re not a DIYer like me, you might want to hire a painting professional. When hiring out for a painting project, it’s important to look for professionals who go beyond the typical jobs of painting walls all one color. To make a true statement, your painting contractor should be thinking outside of the walls and into the elements of your home that can truly make it stand out.
Here are some of the quickest ways to get your home quickly refreshed using paint.
Paying attention to the trim that is part of a room is another way to bring new life inside a space. Your trim pieces include wood accents around doors, windows, floors, and ceilings. An easy and low-cost project to consider investing in is to have a professional painter apply a fresh coat of white paint to all the trim. Brightening these accent pieces can help frame the rest of the primary colors in your room. Guests may not notice exactly what you did when visiting, yet the subtle effect of the newer, updated trim may make a strong impact. I’m a sucker for fresh white trim. It just makes a space look so crisp.
Another way to add a little bit of refreshment to a room is at the top of the space, the ceiling. Some homeowners automatically choose white as their ceiling color paint. There are, however, some other options out there that could truly make a difference in the feel of the room. You have to consider the room’s function and the square footage of it to make a decision about which type of color would be the best fit. Beyond the color, you can also transform the look by using different type of paint textures or finishes. I’m IN LOVE with the kelly green ceiling above. It’s a showstopper!
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If you have a large room in your home that needs a dramatic focal point, one thing you can do to enhance the look is create an accent wall. The best wall to choose is one that already has a special feature you want to highlight. Additionally, you have to consider the size of the room when you select the color. Warmer tints are best for larger spaces, while cooler shades may be perfect for the smallest of rooms. Once you’ve made your choices, make sure the furniture pieces you pair with the space aren’t overshadowing the colorful accent points. I used to think accent walls were dated, but I’m loving these modern options above! That nursery is absolute perfection.
The last important tip to consider before choosing to invest in painting parts of your home’s interior involves the flow of your space. If you have a series of rooms in your home that you want to link together to create a flow, color can help unify everything. It’s important to choose experienced painting pros, such as Crash of Rhinos Painting, in order to get the best advice to keep your home looking great. I LOVE the idea of painting a closet a bright cheery color, and transforming it into a small work space. How cool!
If you’re sick of looking at the boring interior walls of your home, it may be time to think about a painting project that could add some drama into your space. An investment in interior painting services can be one of the best ways to breathe new life into your favorite rooms and help give your space a much-needed makeover. Not to mention hiring a professional saves a ton of time. We’re DIYers who tend to draw projects out for MONTHS, and it can be so exhausting. We’re beginning to learn that hiring out every once in a while really does help! 🙂
Have you painted any walls or ceilings lately? I wanna hear all about it.
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I loved the room featured in the May 23, 2016 issue of the Woman World magazine. I would like to know if the walls were painted or was it wallpaper. If it is wallpaper where could I find the wallpaper. Thanks for your help.
Hi Lynda. My DIY project was featured on that spread, but the room is from a different person. I have the issue in front of me, and it looks like that room used old barn wood that they hung like bead board. That would be my best guess. It might have come in that color or they might have painted and then aged it afterward. Looks cool! Sorry I’m not of more help. 🙂
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