4 Simple Painting Ideas to Energize Your Home

Want to breathe new life into your home? Try a few new painting ideas. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way at brightening up a room. Most of these painting projects can be done over the weekend. In other words, it’s a quick way to upgrade your home.

Want to breathe new life into your home? Try a few new painting ideas. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way at brightening up a room. And there’s a big upside (beyond beautifying your space): Most of these painting projects can be done over the weekend. In other words, it’s a quick way to upgrade your home. Here are four ideas to use paint to pep up your DFW home.

1. Add some fun color to your foyer. Is your entryway less than exciting? A new coat of paint can give it a welcoming and colorful vibe. Wow guests the moment they step through the door by choosing a lively shade such as yellow or mint green. Or, to make the room seem larger, opt for a paint color that’s slightly darker than the shade in the adjacent living room, dining room, or home office.

2. Go for the unexpected. When most homeowners think of painting ideas, many envision slathering an entire wall in a new color. But sometimes, doing something smaller can have a greater impact. For example, try painting only the backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom. (Yes, you can paint a tile backsplash — here are some handy tips.) It’s a whole lot more cost-effective than re-doing the countertops or cabinets, but it’ll give the room an entirely new look.

3. Get playful with chalkboard paint. Think chalkboard paint is only offered in black? Try nearly every color in the rainbow. This opens up a world of opportunity to refresh your home, whether you paint your pantry door or a piece of furniture such as the kitchen table. Chalkboard paint, especially in a bold color, adds instant charm to your home. It’s also functional, whether you use it to jot weekly menus or grocery lists.

4. Look up. The ceiling is such an important part of a home’s style that designers often call it “the fifth wall.” Painting the ceiling is one of those painting ideas that can have a major impact on the look of your room. If your walls are neutral, try making the ceiling your accent wall. A vibrant pop of color will add interest and personality, and it will also nicely complement lighter walls.

Painting is one of the simplest ways to give your home a new look. And, depending on what you paint, it can be a home-improvement project you can tackle in a day or two. Check out this helpful how-to for how to paint a room in a day.

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Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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