No matter the economic times, paint is an easy way to renovate your home. Tackle a few minor cosmetic updates with paint, then determine if you want to go endure the headaches, cost and associated delays of a full-blown renovation. Chances are good when you complete your paint renovation, any thoughts of undertaking a large-scale home makeover will be little more than distant memory!
Change the Wall Color
Changing wall colors is the most logical place to begin. A fresh coat of paint is the quickest way to change the look of your interior spaces. A new wall color gives you the chance to infuse new life into outdated living spaces.
The simple act of changing the colors of your walls and ceilings can transform a room from dull to dramatic in as little as a few hours. No other renovation project gives you the same bang for your buck. A gallon of high quality paint and supplies can be purchased for around $100. A minimal investment of money and time will completely change your room’s personality and does wonders for your disposition as well!
If you don’t have the time to paint an entire room, consider paint on one wall as an accent. Paint the wall that is directly opposite the room’s entry for the greatest impact. This will also visually balance the room. Choose a contrasting color to energize the space or select a hue that is several shades darker than the other walls for a subtle, monochromatic look.
If you’re feeling super ambitious, try a custom paint technique. Add vertical or horizontal stripes to your room’s walls. Start by applying a base coat that will be one of your stripe colors. Carefully, measure, mark and tape off your alternating stripes. Use a color that compliments the base coat for a sophisticated look. Artistic types can go wild painting geometric shapes and oversized polka dots in a child’s room.