Are you bored of the same four walls in your home? Surprisingly, it is common for homeowners to feel like a fresh change for their home is needed to refresh the whole home. Whilst painting the entire house could do this very effectively, it is a large and costly job. So, what are some of the smaller ways of freshening up your home over a weekend or two? Read on for some of the more common project we see taken on or requested by homeowners, to freshen the look of their home.
Changing just one wall in a room can give the house the boost it needs. Using other techniques like textured paint or timber can also create a talking piece for guests in the home. Feature walls like this have been popular for several years and are the easiest way to create a new look in your room in a day. It all comes down to choosing the right colour palette to suit the overall aesthetic of your home. There is no sense in painting one wall orange and another room purple, if you are not trying to achieve a particular look.
You should also keep in mind if you plan to sell the property, what potential purchasers will look for and if brightly coloured walls will turn them away. Alternatively, you can always repaint before open days. The general rule of thumb with feature walls is to have one bold wall, whilst keeping the others a neutral and complementary colour. Using furniture is also a good way to enhance the look of the feature wall, for example, the end of a long hallway would make a great feature wall, and you could position a side table to really highlight the wall and draw visitors’ focus in.
What better way to freshen up the home or give it a new vibe than by repainting the first thing you see when you arrive at the house. Bold colours are helpful in making a significant difference. Colours like teal, red, yellow and orange can provide quite the statement. It should fit the style of the home though, and keep to the overall design. So, whilst a bright red door might look fantastic on a modern and otherwise neutral exterior, whereas it would look out of place on a period home like a railway cottage or stately address.
If your home has hardwood floors, you can look at mixing up the colour and painting the hardwood floors for an immediately noticeable change. Consulting with professional designers or painters before undertaking this project is recommended, especially given the work involved. Normally converting dark hardwood floors to a lighter, softer neutral tone like cream or eggshell is the best way to go. Not only does your home look completely different, it should feel lighter and brighter as well.
Painting your ceiling can have the same effect as a feature wall in uplifting a room and generally works on the same principles of neutral colours around the room with the splash of colour being the ceiling. We have seen so many homeowners complete projects like this over the years with varying degrees of success. It may be worth looking into the different colours at your local hardware store and taking home a few samples to try before painting the whole ceiling.
These are just a few ways to spruce up your home and give it a new lease on life. If you are looking to paint any area in your home or business, Adelaide Premier Painters specialise in both residential and commercial painting throughout the Adelaide area. For more info, feel free to speak to Fabs on 0413 310 698 or complete our contact form and we will be in touch shortly.