Painting the interior of your home can appear to be a daunting, time-consuming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Adding color to your walls or painting over a bright color to make the room more subtle will increase the value of your home as well as make it a more inviting place to spend time. The best advice is to approach painting a room, or several rooms, as a creative, enjoyable process rather than a chore that must be completed immediately. Here are some tips to Atlanta home painting.
Look at interior design magazines, visit homes that you like and surf the Internet. When you find a color you like, chances are that you will be inspired to paint and it won’t feel like such a chore. Paint can bring warmth and cheer to a room or can tone down a loud room and make it more relaxing. Go with your instincts. When you see a color that inspires you, take a picture so you’ll remember.
Choose a Theme
Your house should have some sort of theme or flow, so that when you move from room to room, the house feels like one cohesive unit. For example, if you paint one room yellow, choose some yellow accents to carry over into the next room, such as in pillows, art or rugs. You can choose a more modern look for your home and add splashes of color to otherwise blank, white walls, or you can paint your house to look like a bright, cheery beach house.
Prepare the Room
The key to painting Atlanta is preparation. If you spend the time doing this, painting can actually be fun. Cover the floors and furniture with large paint cloths or plastic sheeting. Next, use painter’s tape to seal off edges of doorways, windowsills and ceilings. Finally, make sure each room has a window or two open for ventilation, and consider adding a fan to help the air circulate. After that, you can have it with your paint brushes and rollers and not have to worry about messes.
Have a Paint Party
Invite a few of your closest friends to help paint the rooms. Offer them food and drinks and they’ll be sure to come help. Put on some good music, add some fun conversation, and your rooms will be painted before you know it. And remember, it’s never too late to hire a professional painter!
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