Painting is a good way to spruce up your home's appearance, increase its resale value, and enjoy a fun side project if you're the DIY type. But painting your home's walls is just one way to add color and inspiration to your home. Try these six DIY projects that put a twist on painting to make your home a lot more bold and a lot more fun.
1. Reverse Your Wall Paint.
Most homes adhere to a strict rule of colored walls and white ceilings. But it does not have to be that way. Add a subtitle, yet stunning, look to a room by painting the primary room color on the ceiling and leaving the walls white.
2. Treat Radiators as Part of the Design.
Old radiators – especially the ones found in older homes and apartment buildings – can take up a decent amount of wall space. To create a more blended-in look, paint the radiators the same color as the walls. Or, to draw more attention to the area, paint the radiators in a contrasting color to the walls.
3. Give Kitchen Cabinets New Life
For a newer, fresher look in your kitchen without having to replace the cabinets, opt for painting them instead. Once you're done, remember to add a coat or two of clear acrylic to seal in the color and protect against scratches.
4. Add a Pop of Color to the Door
To really make a room that stands out, paint a room's door in a complementing color palette. It'll draw the room together, while adding a fun and eye-catching element to the room.
5. Paint Interior Bricks
Think brick should never be painted? We disagree – painted brick can pull a room together, while still adding an interesting texture. Make sure you coat with a glossy finish for bricked areas in the kitchen and bathrooms.
6. Update Hardwood Floors with Paint
For a relaxed, beach environment feel in your home, consider painting hardwood floors. White wood plank floors offer a charming, vintage atmosphere and are easy to maintain, as any scuffs or scratches automatically add to the look of the floor.
Whether you are looking to simply give your home a refresh or add resale to it just before putting it on the market, a DIY paint job can make for a fun, easy project for the whole family. If a painting project is outside your scope, you can easily find a professional painting contractor to handle the job for you.