How the Right Paint Can Change Your Home

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You interior design decides how your guests perceive your home. Different matters like space, light and accessories need to be considered when you decide to give your home a makeover. But when you are deciding all of these, make sure that you also remember that you also have to consider the colour of your walls. The colour that you paint your walls can have a drastic effect on how the space of your home is perceived. If you happen to have accessories already and don't want to change them - then pick colours for your walls that match these accessories. Just make sure that the colours do not clash with each other by rearranging furniture and hangings suitably. But before you actually start painting your walls, consider whether you want to make a small room seem big or a big, distant room seem cosy. Once you decide this, you can pick the right hue for your walls, matching with your accessories.

You need to keep in mind that a room that you want to seem bigger needs to be painted in light, airy colours. Another trick you can use is placing mirrors strategically. This gives the illusion of the room being bigger than it actually is. But if you feel your room is too big and needs to seem a bit cosier, then you want to use darker shades instead. Adding a bit of clutter here and there also adds to the effect. The dark or light colours for the walls depend on what your own ideas for decorating your rooms are. Remember when you're picking hues that colours seem different in different kinds of light. Florescent light will likely make a colour seem bluer or greener than it is. Simple light bulbs can make a colour seem redder. So you have to paint small patches and try them out in not just natural sunlight but night lights.

Don't ignore the ceilings when you're decorating your rooms. High and low ceilings can be just as easily manipulated to seem lower or higher. They are affected the same as the walls are by dark and light colours. If you're confused about which colours to choose, then stick to the tried and true colour combinations: monochromatic, complimentary or analogous. Use different hues of the same colour for monochromatic, use opposing colours of the colour wheel for complimentary and use adjacent colours of the colour wheel for analogous colour schemes. So go on and unleash your creativity with your interior design ideas!

 

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