Featured Decorating Ideas for the Home

Below is an extensive list of decorating ideas for your home or office. If you would like assistance with any of the ideas listed, please give us a call at the number above. We are here to help you with your home project, so call us today to see how we can help.

  • When selecting paint colors, take into consideration the size position and function of the room. Pale colors such as blue, green, and lavender will expand and brighten a small dimly lit room; yellows and whites also expand a room and make them more airy and cheerful. Warm dark tones such as reds, browns, and oranges can make a large room cold room appear cozy. When choosing a color scheme, you will need to decide whether you wish the paintwork to create a strong visual impact, using vivid primary colors, or to form a neutral, natural-toned backdrop.
     
  • Using the same color or different shades of the same color will have a unifying effect.
     
  • Contrasting colors emphasize a handsome piece of furniture or a beautiful art object by placing it against a wall in a contrast color for a background either lighter or darker.
     
  • Color can establish a focal point. In a perfectly square room, it can be made more interesting by painting one wall an accent wall or doing a faux finish on the accent wall.
     
  • When selecting colors, look at the dominant pieces of furniture in your room. A dominant furniture color , particularly if it is a deep rich color will be reflected all around the room and influence how the other colors appear.
     
  • The intensity of light in most rooms varies during the day. Light intensity affects tone and color. Still another tone will be created at night by artificial lighting.
     
  • If you want to make your ceilings appear lower, then paint the ceiling 2 shades lighter than the walls of the same color family. If you want the ceiling to appear higher than paint the ceiling white.
     
  • If you have a long narrow room you want to make wider, paint the shorter walls a darker color of the same family.
     
  • Moulding and doors are normally painted white. There are a variety of different whites, Dunn Edwards Suisse Coffee is very popular for mouldings.
     
  • The only way to see how a color is going to look is to buy a quart and paint a large sample on several walls and look at it for a few days. Most paint samples will appear darker on the wall then on the paint sample. Be sure to let it dry completely first.

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