What to Do with Old Furniture
Summary: If you have old furniture in your house that you no longer want to…
Summary: Hand painting a room is both cost-effective and gratifying in the end.
If you’re getting tired of living with boring white walls but hate the thought of painting, you’re not in the minority. Most homeowners dread repainting walls, but by doing so, you could be saving a tremendous amount of money in the process.
Enhancing Your Room’s Visual Appeal
Paint colors can dramatically alter the mood and interior design of a room. Moreover, paint can also make an emphatic statement with bold colors, or can be a soft backdrop with a lighter undertone. Either way, painting is one of the least expensive tools when it comes to interior design.
It should be relatively obvious that painting becomes much easier when there isn’t any clutter in your way. This means that it’s time to move out all the junk in your room. If you’re struggling with this, you can simply move larger items in the middle and cover them up with old sheets or drop cloths to prevent them from getting splashed. The last thing you’ll want is your brand new couch foam to be soaked with new paint.
Testing the Color
It can be extremely difficult to determine how a certain color will look on your walls. If you have a certain color in mind, it may be wise to purchase a sample before. First, allow the paint to dry and observe the color both in the daytime and night. This will give you a true idea of what the color will actually look like on your walls.
If you are still unsure about the color, purchase multiple samples and do the same thing. You may be surprised at what colors you will actually like, and even more surprised at how that initial sample you thought was life-changing looks terrible in your home.
Try Out Multiple Colors
Colors can be overwhelming to the senses if they aren’t mixed appropriately. However don’t let this fear of oversaturation deter you from being adventurous. Trying out a different few colors may give you a specific feeling in the room. For example, dark colors can add a significant amount of texture and depth to the room. This is particularly true if the room is large with high ceilings.
On the other hand, if you have a smaller space, brighter, lighter colors can open up the room and make it feel much larger than it actually is. The experts at The Foam Factory recommend that you choose paint that you feel works best with your lifestyle and design style. Rather than going with your standard, neutral colors, try out something new and exciting. Your creativity will naturally take over once you start seeing colors that appeal to you.