How-To - Painting

25 ways to decorate with paint

These tips and tricks on how to decorate with paint will breathe new life into a dull, tired home.

Update your home's interior and exterior using a fresh coat of paint to decorate. Bring energy and optimism, create a calming, relaxed atmosphere and renew old furniture using paint colours, finishes and accents.

Interiors
1
Establish a more intimate space by painting the ceiling a darker colour, creating the illusion of a lower ceiling.

2 Soften an awkwardly angled wall or room by painting it one solid colour.

3 For a modern effect try painting the walls and trim the same colour. Use a flat paint for the walls and a semi-gloss for the trim.

4 Make a tight space seem larger and airier by painting the ceiling a lighter version of the hue painted on the room’s walls or white.

Exteriors

5 Paint your front door a statement colour that stands out from the rest of the house. Try a gorgeous historical blue or a radiant ruby red - not something you see every day.

6 A home's exterior plays a large part in how the world, or at least neighbours and visitors, see you. Revitalize your home with a fresh coat of paint every three to six years.

7 If you want to invigorate your home's exterior without painting the entire exterior, freshen up the trim. White or rich neutrals, depending on the house's exterior colour, can easily update the look of your house.

8
Shutters and porch gables are the perfect place to express a love for colour and decorate with paint.

 

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