As the holidays approach, people are busy making plans, Christmas shopping, decorating their homes, and going to parties. In their efforts to decorate and freshen up their homes for parties and family gatherings, people often look for ways to really make their homes more festive. A great way to do this is with a fresh coat of paint.
If your walls have been the same color for years, they may be dull or showing scuffs and scratches. It is exciting to display your holiday decorations, and this is the perfect time to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. Using a neutral color such as winter white or taupe will allow the holiday decorations to take center stage. In addition, the entire room will feel fresh and clean. After the holidays, your normal decorations will be accented, too.
Another idea is to add a festive accent to a room. You can actually take one wall and paint it a festive color, such as red or green. This will change the entire feel of the room. It will give it more depth and give you a different color for contrast against your decorations and furniture. If three walls are a neutral tone, and the fourth is bright red, your Christmas tree will pop against it. Make sure that you choose a color you want to live with, as you can keep this scheme for the rest of the year as well.
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures grow cooler, freshly painted warm colors on the walls will make the guest room cozy. If you have guests coming to visit for the holidays, consider painting the guest room a shade or red, orange, green, or yellow. You will immediately brighten the room by doing this.
During the holidays, you and your family will spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If your kitchen is small, paint the cabinets white. If you choose to paint your kitchen cabinets a festive color, it will really bring the holiday joy into the room. You want to choose a color that complements the walls, and definitely choose something you can live with beyond the holidays. In addition, you can paint an accent wall in the kitchen that will pair nicely with the cabinets. The kitchen will become a brighter place, and you will enjoy it all year.
It is amazing that fresh paint can go so far in brightening up your home for the holidays. If you are on a tight schedule, enlist the help of friends or even a professional painter. It is best to focus on the rooms where you and your family and friends will spend the most time. The dining room, the family room, the guest room, and the kitchen are the most common. Choose colors you will enjoy all year, and always consider adding an accent wall.