3 Ways To Create The Illusion Of More Space Through Painting Your Home

Making a smaller home appear larger can take some work, but it can make a big difference in how happy you are when you're spending time at home. If you've already chosen furniture that's a suitable size for your home, the next step is to look into painting. By getting the interior of your home painted, you'll be able to notice a big difference in the way that your home looks and just how roomy it feels once the painting has been finished.

1. Paint the Ceiling a Different Color

An easy way to make any room appear larger is to paint the ceiling a different color. Having the same color in the room can make the space feel boxes in and may not be the best way to create the illusion of more space. By choosing a different color for the ceiling that's still similar to the color of the walls, you'll be able to create some separation without worrying about your home feeling closed-in.

2. Stick with Lighter Shades

When you begin checking out all the different swatches of paint you can use for any room in your home, it's a good idea to stick with lighter colors. Bold and dark colors can make a room feel closed-in and create the opposite effect if you want your home to feel inviting. Lighter shades can include neutral colors such as off-white and beige or something different like a pale grey or light green.

Checking out different swatches and choosing a color that suits the size of your home, as well as furnishings and other details, can help ensure that your home gets the look that you want.

3. Keep the Same Color Throughout

While some people are interested in using paint colors to add a lot of interior design to the space, it may not be the best way to create an illusion of space. By using the same color throughout your home, you'll be able to make the space appear much brighter and inviting. With this in mind, it's best to pick a color that suits your entire home instead of just one single room.

As you look into having painting done for your home, you should look into what you can do to make the space feel roomy. With the above tips in mind, you'll be able to brighten up your home with new paint without worrying about the space feeling closed-in. For more tips, contact your local residential painting service. 

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A New Beginning

After months of unsuccessfully trying to conceive, my husband and I are preparing to adopt a baby. Before our little one arrives, we need to complete some major renovations on our fixer-upper. After building a master bedroom suite addition, my spouse and I plan to create a nursery in our current guest bedroom. I’m already thinking about what color I want to paint this special room. Because we may not know the gender of our baby for a long period of time before we bring him or her home from the hospital, we wish to paint the nursery a color that will work for a boy or a girl. I think a calming, light green color on the walls could look amazing. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best paint colors to use in a child's nursery.