Freshen Up Your Home
Paint your ceiling
Many people leave their ceilings white, but that doesn't have to be the case. If you have higher ceilings, a good way to decorate with paint is to paint your overhead wall a darker colour (this will make your room feel warmer).
A simple way to decorate with paint is to update any item of furniture. That's especially true of items made of wood. All you have to do is sand the item down then add a coat or two of your chosen shade. Bright colours work best, especially in spaces where walls are painted neutrally.
Alternate what you paint
Rooms don't have to be painted all one colour. Add some depth by picking two shades and alternating the colours between walls. Another great way to decorate with paint is to create a focal point in a room by painting one wall a solid colour.
Another great way to decorate with paint and add some oomph to a room is to paint trim or crown moulding; paint trim the same colour as the walls or paint it a completely different hue for a more retro look.
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