Do you ever notice how vacuuming a room, even when it looked fine, makes a room look that much better? It might be the straight lines a vacuum puts in the carpet. It might be getting a bit of dull dust out so things look more colourful. It might just be all in your head, but there’s no denying a little bit can go a long way in sprucing up a room. Paint is no different. Paint is like anything else, it can lose its lustre over time and a bit of a touchup can make all the difference. The next time you look at a room and think it needs just a little something, consider something as simple as a fresh coat of paint.
Colours come in and out of fashion faster than furniture or other decorating pieces, but thankfully paint is much cheaper than a new couch or armoire and can be completed via DIY painting granted that you’re not going for an advanced look. If your room feels a little out of date or in need of something more modern, the right colour change can bring it up to the times without costing you a small fortune. Try seasonal colours, or even just painting an accent wall (a wall that’s a different colour from the rest), to spruce up a room and make it feel completely different while spending relatively little money.
But sometimes you love the comfort and familiarity of your favourite room but still feel like it needs some sprucing up. If that’s the case, a fresh coat of paint can make any room feel a bit more tended to, not unlike a good vacuuming. With a new coat, your room will be just a little brighter, a little nicer, but still just as welcoming and familiar. Plus, you won’t need to paint as much on the walls if you’re using the same colour, so this option is quick and easy.
But don’t limit yourself to just the walls, people are looking to the ceiling for new places to make a great decorating statement. Ceiling painting can bring a new dynamic to any room, but living rooms and dining rooms in particular, where guests will really notice the change and unconventional approach. Blacks are especially popular and quickly turn heads in any room. A fresh coat of paint on the ceiling may be just what your room needed.
If you’re bored with a room’s look, notice it looks a little drab, or want to change things up without trying to buy all new furniture. A new coat of paint is an affordable way to make any room good as new. The same colour can bring it back to it’s former glory. Painting a new wall or even the ceiling can embolden your decorating, or just a colour switch can reinvigorate any room. The next time you want something new, try some paint. It’s a simple way to completely change a room, or make it feel like home again.