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Bringing Out the Beauty of the Home Through Painting

June 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 153

Everybody dreams of having a beautiful home but sometimes, it can get a little pricey. With the costs of home décor rising through the roof nowadays, it might not be economical to get yourself new pieces to beautify your living space.

However, painting your house might be a good choice for you especially if you are on a tight budget but still want to improve the look and feel of your interiors. Painting your house the right colors can affect your mood greatly and can even improve your productivity while spending time inside the house. Moreover, using the right colors can potentially cut your utility bills to a fraction of what you used to pay.

The first step to painting your home is preparation. You might be tempted to skip this step but you're better off prepping up than ending up with paint all over the wrong places. Clear the room that you intend to paint of anything that could easily be ruined with pain splatters like curtains and tiny fixtures and furniture. Cover up bigger furniture with plastic sheets like huge couches. Don't forget to cover the floor with old newspapers or washcloths to protect it from splatters.

Decide which colors you are going to use for painting your interiors. An easy trick is to coordinate you existing color scheme as it will give that sense of balance and harmony-one of the oldest tricks of design. Ask for paint chips from your local paint dealer or get quart cans of your chosen colors so you can do patch testing on your walls or furniture. This is to see how light, or its lack thereof, affects the look of the paint on your interior.

Surface area affects the intensity of the colors that you are going to use. Walls typically need lighter hues because they are wider than any of the other elements in your interiors unless you are going for a warmer and heavier feel.

Railings, sidebars and other accessories need to be painted in accent colors. But try to use limited accent colors because too much is overwhelming and can be very loud and distracting. Use at most three colors and nothing more. Using a darker hue of your chosen color is also advisable as opposed to using an entirely different color. While contrast can be pleasing to the eyes, it takes understanding of color elements to be able to pull it off properly.

Finally, use the illusions that color can create for a room. Tiny rooms can appear larger when you use neutral or lighter colors such as white, beige, or pastels. Higher ceilings can be achieved through painting them white or off-white.

Gavin Sullivan runs Perth Painters. Gavin and his team have been helping local residents with their interior and exterior painting and decorating needs for many years, and have a wealth of experience in the field.

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