It’s springtime in Los Angeles — time to liven up your home. But how do you give your home a new look this spring, even if you can’t afford a remodel or new furniture? Paint it. A fresh coat of paint can transform a room to make if feel bigger, cozier, sexier or more exciting, depending on the color and how it’s used.
Seven out of 10 homeowners are planning home improvement project this spring, and according to Sherwin Williams, 49 percent cite painting as the most-desired need. The bedroom and bathroom tied as the room that homeowners say needs new paint the most, at 29 %, followed by the living room/family room at 28%.
Consider these cost-effective ways to enhance your space from the paint masters:
To refresh the exterior and add curb appeal, repaint doors, window boxes and trim. Stain the deck for give new life to outdoor furniture with a fresh coat of paint
Add a bold statement to any room by painting a contemporary or traditional mirror with a knock-your-socks off color like Sherwin-Williams Real Red.
For a touch of tranquility in the bathroom, try painting a small side table with cool blue, such as Sherwin- Williams Reflecting Pool, topping it off with a metallic silver faux finish.
Make purple pansies pop by paining your flower boxes and patio planters a buttery yellow like Sherwin- Williams Jonquil.
Take that dated, old chandelier and repurpose it for a teen room by painting it a perfect purple like Sherwin-Williams Kimono Violet. Add a little dazzle by dangling crystals form it or painting the shades a silver metallic.
Make a room come alive by painting your ceiling. Pair a Sherwin-Williams Turkish Coffee brown ceiling with Sherwin-Williams Barcelona Beige walls for elegance and drama in a dining room for extra lively dinner parties.
For more ideas, check out www.nationalpaintingweek.com.