It’s true ─ paint is an amazing tool that can instantly transform a space. While painting a room is a project most DIYers can easily take on, it’s not necessarily a simple job. There is a lot more to it than dumping a roller in a bucket and going to town.
Some of the most common questions I receive are from readers asking for room painting tips. Though I’ve answered them individually, I thought I’d take the most often asked questions and share them with everyone in one post as a reference guide.
Before you begin your next paint project, read these 14 room painting tips to get prepared. They will help make the painting process smoother and give you more professional-looking results.
Rental living has a lot of perks, but one aspect that can seem like a downside is the restriction on personalization. One of the best parts of having your own space is getting to make it your own, but often when renting an apartment or house you are limited to what you can change in it. Fortunately, the limitations set by your landlord don’t have to limit you from having a stylish space that reflects you.
Renting may make customization a little more challenging, but some of the most creative things ever made were done so under tight restrictions. In fact, sometimes the results can be even better when you don’t have endless options to get overwhelmed by.
There are lots of ways you can decorate an apartment or other leased space without having to paint the walls or tear out those funky colored tiles in the bathroom. With a few apartment decorating tips and tricks, you can put your stamp on it and make it a space that is a reflection of your personality. And you don’t even have to spend a lot of money to do it.
Lighting is one of the most transformative elements in interior design, yet it is often unknowingly treated like an afterthought. Anywhere you go ─ whether it’s a restaurant, a shop, a hotel or an art gallery ─ lighting is silently playing a huge part in how the place looks and feels. The entire ambiance can be controlled by the right lighting and your home lighting is no different!
Choosing the right lighting has more of an impact on the mood of a room than almost any other design element, yet it’s not always given enough consideration. It’s about more than just picking out a pretty lamp (though that’s definitely the fun part!) Knowing what types of lighting to use and where to use them will make all the difference. It can help make a space feel larger, cozier, festive, or romantic. Even if you need a space to suit different moods at different times, you can help control this with your choice of lighting.
The quickest way to change the look of a room is with fresh color. It’s usually one of the first things people think about when moving into a home or updating a room, but often ends up being the most challenging decision.
Since color is such a powerful element in design and can have a strong effect on how you feel in a space, it’s definitely not something you want to shrug off as an afterthought. However, that doesn’t mean it has to cause you a huge headache, either!
Living with someone else (or multiple someone elses) has its fair share of challenges. For most people, decorating the space you share is on that list – and perhaps even at the top of it. Whether you share a home with a significant other, roommates, or family members, you know that a lot of compromises are required to keep things running smoothly.
However, coming to a conclusion on everyday conflicts may seem like a breeze when you compare it to the war zone that is created when you try to pick out colors, furniture, or any other kind of decor for the common areas of the home.