It may surprise most homeowners that to give to your house a makeover, all you need is just a new coat of paint. Simple, yes, but the doing quite be tough. It’s a labor intensive work and you may need to brainstorm a little for some interior painting ideas.
However, it’s best you consider the reasons why you are doing this. Interior painting can take many days to complete and it requires a lot of energy to complete the whole job. Painting itself is exhausting work and if you don’t have enough strong reasons to do the work, your interior painting ideas may fall apart and the painting halts midway. So why are you doing this? Is it:
a. Your neighbor is doing it
b. Your walls are dirty
c. Your children have painted the walls with crayons
d. Your spouse cannot sleep at night because it’s the wrong color
e. You cannot stand the color because it reminds you of your ex
When you get the reasons right, it will be easier to see everything through and you will become more creative and you may develop insights to giving your home a new makeover. You may think about patterns on the walls, or use sponges to leave decorative marks on the wall, or create patterns with stencils and stamps.
When you are running through your interior painting ideas, you may want to think about the choice of colors. Choose your colors to suit the walls and all the rooms and its intended function for the rooms. Select colors that will match the furniture and electrical fixtures and appliances in the room. As a general guide, lighter colors tend to promote space and awareness, which are good for kids room or the new born; and darker colors will make a room seem a little smaller but it can also make it a little cozy, like a movie projector room. Different colors can psychologically affect the mood of people, especially in the home. Here are few tips when it comes to selecting color:
Red walls will increase a room energy level. You will never see red walls in a prison for that reason. Red can be consider for your bedroom ideas to increase activities at night, but don’t paint the elderly person’s room red. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure, speed respiration and heart rate
Yellow is good for kitchen walls and bathrooms, it is uplifting and creates a feeling of sunshine. In living rooms, yellow can feel expansive and invigorating. Yellow is believed to stimulate the nerves and purify the body.
Green is a relaxing and peaceful color. That’s why people go to gardens to relax and seek calmness. Green can be painted in almost any room in the house. In a kitchen, a sage or medium green cools things down; in a family room or living room, it encourages unwinding and also promote comfort and togetherness. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax.
Tips on interior painting:
1. Decide on how many walls you want to paint and in which order you want to paint. This not only helps you estimate the amount of paint you need, but also helps you plan where you want to store the furniture temporary when you are painting. You must take into consideration the inconvenience the other occupant may experience. If you painting the kitchen, then all the cooking have to stop.
2. Plan on protecting the floor and all furniture and electrical fixtures. It may be a good idea to use old newspaper to cover exposed items. Your roller may seem fun to use, but the all the splatter may not be so fun to clean up.
3. Clean the walls before you start painting. You don’t want to paint over cob webs and insects crawling on the wall. Patch up holes and cracks to ensure smooth painting throughout.
When you are actively searching for interior painting ideas, remember to include all the pointers mentioned above. Any do it yourself job is always satisfying and could save you a lot money.