Painting sets the tone and design of a room by using different colors, tones, hues and ideas to express your ideas. With newer tv shows and ideas floating around the internet, this means a lot of people are now painting ceilings and floors to give rooms an added feeling of definition or texture or feeling.
Ceilings can be difficult to nail down so they look great but with a good color, you can make the room look elegant and add an extra level of detail that you can appreciate for years to come. For example, if you have low ceilings you could paint them a lighter shade to give the look of added height where there isn't any currently. Or painting the ceiling an accent color to give the room an extra pop if that’s what you want.
“Popcorn ceiling” painting is possible, but it might take extra time to cover the surface area with paint. Try paint with glitter or clay for added effect (beware - it's harder to remove these kinds of paints later).
Having a professional painter work through options with you can give you other inspiring ideas as well. Since they paint rooms all day, every day, they see a lot of different ideas and designs that could deliver just what you’re looking for in your home.
Painting concrete floors is a newer trend as people are renovating their homes to get as much living space out of their house as possible. Painting on concrete takes more prep, extra sealant and cleaning but when done correctly it can really brighten up the space. Painting finished wood floors can give a polished look too when done right.
When having floors painted, you want to make sure you tell the painter to use a durable kind of paint so reapplication isn’t necessary as often as using a more durable and long-lasting type of paint.
Painting can transform your house into a home, an idea into a realized dream. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right inspiration or idea of what you want to convey in your house though. Since we live in an internet age it's a lot easier to find other peoples' ideas and use those to transform your home into something you love.
Whether it's chalk paint (paint that lets you or your kids write with chalk on the wall), a faux paint finish, crackle paint or other ideas will transform your rooms, finding the idea you like best can be overwhelming when there are ideas everywhere you click.
Before we talk about online though, magazines are still a great way to get some of the best ideas out there. The reason? They use professional designers who set up the shots and they often work with consultants and experts throughout the world, basically collecting ideas to bring to you. For example, home improvement and design magazines often have great shots and ideas that could turn your home from okay to amazing.
Another great place to shop for ideas is on idea sharing sites like Pinterest, Twitter, and home magazine websites. Have a style you like, Martha Stewart or Christopher Lowell for example? Then find their websites for ideas and suggestions. Print them out or pull them up online when you consult with your painter to show them exactly what you’re looking to do.
The sky’s the limit – this is your home so put your imagination to work to paint your dream home!
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