One of the most important things in interior design is color. If you’re a budding DIY designer and want to add the much needed color to boring white walls without paying extortionate amounts for wallpaper, consider painting your interiors. If you want to dramatically change the mood of your interior and do it on a budget, you should know the following.
You probably won’t make it perfect
The first, and probably most important, is that there are professional painters for a reason. If you paint DIY and have confidence in your skills, that’s great, but don’t expect to do it the same way as walls that have been painted by professionals. Even the most careful painter has to make mistakes as a beginner. So if you’re a bit obsessed or a perfectionist, you shouldn’t be frustrated every time you see some color on a light switch or blanket that you should consider Home painting services.
Prepare the room
Painting is miles easier when you have no furniture in the way. Empty your room as far as you can and wipe the walls. This is a really important step because if you don’t wipe the walls properly, some paint won’t stick to the walls and you will end up with unevenly applied paint and even some stains with no paint. You should fill in nail holes and cracks, and tape off anything that you don’t want to be covered with paint. Cover the floor with newspaper to prevent paint staining the floorboards.
Test, test, test!
One look at the color in a store, or worse – online – doesn’t do it justice. Viewing a color in your home but in another room doesn’t do it justice. The exact amount of light that falls into your room can and most likely will change the color dramatically. For this reason, you should buy a sample of the paint, let it dry, and then watch it during the day, at dawn, at dusk, in the evening, and at night with all the different lighting options you may want to use.
Know what color is doing
A lot of color can be a bit off-putting, especially if you have a more humble taste but aren’t afraid to choose just drab shades of gray. Try out a few different colors to see what they do with the mood in the room. Also consider what the room looks like – if it’s a large room with high walls and lots of space, dark colors like midnight purple or deep emerald green can add some depth to the room. Smaller rooms without daylight would benefit from lighter colors that they open. Color can change a room.
Don’t forget the finish
The The finish of the paint is very important. It can be shiny, satin, satin or flat. High-gloss paints are much easier to clean and very durable (which is ideal for a kitchen), but can highlight imperfections. Flat surfaces can hide imperfections but are more easily damaged themselves. Eggshell surfaces offer a nice mix of both.