Transform With Paint

Dated: 09/07/2020

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Relatively inexpensive and hugely transformational; it’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! 


Your first instinct may be to paint the interior or exterior of your home. While these are great options if your home needs a full refresh, there are plenty of smaller projects that make a dynamic impact. 


Whether you’re trying to spruce up your space or just want to experiment, take a look at our six favorite ways to freshen up your home to your unique style. 


Accent Wall


Changing the colors of your walls is the most obvious way, but why not introduce a pop of color into your space? An accent wall with a bold color will give visual interest and create an instant focal point. Want to take it a step further? Experiment with paint patterns, eye-catching wallpaper, or texture. 


Ceilings


Ceilings are typically white or neutral color, but nothing is stopping you from painting your ceilings a bold color too! Add a “wow-factor” to a room with stripes, geometric patterns, or even a mural. 


Paneling and Beams


Many older homes have wood paneling or beams, giving the home a rustic feel. Paint or stain the wood a lighter color to brighten up the room, or go dark for a dramatic effect. 



Trim 


Consider updating your trim as well. A coat of bright white will help make them look new again. Since light reflects off white, painting your window trim white will make the room look sunnier. If you’re looking for an unexpected pop of color, trying painting your trim with a contrasting color.


Stairs


Stairs are often an afterthought when it comes to redesigning your home. You may be tempted to add a carpet or change out the wood. But why not have your stairs painted? A fresh coat of paint can completely change the room.


Furniture and Built-Ins

Painting your furniture or built-in shelving is another great option, especially if you don’t want to commit to a new wall color. If you have lighter walls, opt for bold and bright colors on your furniture. Even painting a lamp base, vase, or other smaller decor items can give a room new life. 


There are plenty of ways to get creative with paint! Remember, if you end up not loving the final look, you can always change things up with new paint!


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Jill K Biggs

Jill Biggs leads the top-producing real estate team in Hudson County, N.J., a booming market located just outside of New York City. With more than a decade of experience serving Hoboken, Jersey City a....

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