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3 Painting Tips To Transform Your Home

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If you feel a change is needed in your home for the New Year, a fresh coat of paint is easily one of the biggest and cheapest home design tools at your disposal. But did you know you can get your fresh look or vibe without painting an entire room? Check out these three paint tips that can transform your home!

Start With The Walls

Of course, starting with the walls make a lot of sense to homeowners. If your daughter has outgrown her “Barbie pink” bedroom walls, and it’s time for a grown-up hue, it makes sense to paint all the walls in a room. Popular painting trends, however, offer some innovative ideas to painting walls today. Choosing a dramatic color to paint one wall in a room is a concept known as creating an accent wall. The most common methods to do an accent wall is to paint a single wall a darker color than the others. Typically, the best wall to use as an accent wall has no windows or doors, or if you have a feature in your room that you’d like to draw attention to, creating an accent wall behind it is a clever way to do so.

Another option is painting a dramatic color in one or two smaller spaces, like a powder room or a dining room. The idea is to paint the entire house the same color, then pick one or two special rooms to serve as the accent. Whatever route you choose, be careful to not go overboard with dramatic colors.

Paneling Is An Option, Too!

Older homes with wood paneling often appear outdated. Although it might be tempting to tear it out and start over, consider painting over the wood instead. Interior designers suggest painting the paneling a muted color and save the brighter colors for artwork and area rugs. The greatest part of this project is that is the techniques for painting paneling are quite easy!

Paint Your Furniture

Our first instinct when we think about painting is to paint walls, but painting furniture can also give you the fresh look you are looking for. If you’re a renter and you are restricted from painting the walls, go for a bold color on your furniture that will brighten up the room — particularly if you have white or off-white walls in your rental home. Not only is this a more renter-friendly solution, but it’s also a clever way to break up the monotony of furniture that came in a set or closely matches the flooring.

3 Personal Reasons on Why We Buy Homes

When it comes to buying a home, plenty of financial reasons make a convincing argument to make the move to buy. Emotional reasons, however, are really the more compelling force on why people buy homes.

3 Simple Tips to Help You Fall in Love with Your Home

Sometimes being in love with your home isn’t about making huge changes. Instead, it’s about learning to appreciate the little things. Paring down, brushing on a fresh coat of paint, hanging new curtains or just changing the way you look at things can make your home a happier dwelling. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we have a few thoughts on how to fall in love with your home again!

5 Ideas to Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

Did you know that 80% of people who make a New Year’s resolution fail by the start of February? Whether you are trying to curb unwanted habits or establish new routines, stay on target by following these five steps!

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Equal Housing Lender LogoALCOVA Mortgage LLC | NMLS#40508 | (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org)
Licensed in AL, AR, CO, DC, FL, GA, IN, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV |
308 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011