Most homeowners are constantly striving to make their dwellings more comfortable, more inviting, and more appealing, both to family members and to any visitors. Given the fact that your home is your own personal sanctuary, it should be a reflection of your preferences and tastes. It should also be decorated or painted in a way that you’re comfortable with, and that you feel makes it look its best. A good residential paint job in any room of your house can literally transform an area that might have been dull and drab into one which is exciting, or at least very appealing. Here are some thoughts on how you can go about transforming your home through interior painting.
Experiment with Paint Colors
You don’t have to take the plunge and paint every room in your house with a specific color in mind. A safer approach would be to start with a smaller room, and simply paint small areas on the wall to see how it looks. There is no rule that says you have to paint every room in your house the same color either. You may want to choose a color which complements the furniture in a given room, or if you’re feeling a little bolder, you could choose a contrasting color.
Match the Mood of the Room
When you’re trying to decide on a specific color to paint any given room, give some thought to the nature of the room itself. If you’re working with a room which tends to be energizing and active, you’ll probably want to go with some dark, vivid colors. Rooms which are more relaxing in nature are probably better suited to using pale, pastel colors. You may want to go with something soft and soothing for your master bedroom, and bathrooms can go in almost any direction with color.
Consider Painting Accent Walls
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous in a certain room, you might want to experiment with painting accent walls, which means painting one or two of the room’s walls with a bold accent that contrasts with other base colors. When you do this, it has the effect of making the room look larger than it really is, and it can also add considerable punch to an ordinary room. If you decide on using accent walls, you should also consider installing some furnishings which will help tie together the different colors in the room.
Monochrome Isn’t a Bad Thing
Not everyone has adventurous tastes, and some homeowners simply prefer to find a single color which appeals to them, and spread that throughout all the rooms of the house. Even this can be a transforming operation though, because it can have the effect of providing a serene and elegant atmosphere to the entire household. You’ll also find that it’s pretty easy to maintain when you have a single color throughout.
Consider Various Paint Finishes
Modern paints are available in a tremendous variety of finishes, all of which can potentially complement any artwork you have in the home, as well as your current furniture. When deciding on specific paints to use, you’ll also have to decide on the kind of finish you’d like to see, e.g. metallic, matte, semi-gloss, or satin. You can choose the same finish for all rooms being painted, or you can experiment with different finishes for different rooms.