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Ready to transform your home this year? The key to creating your dream interior space could be as simple as updating with color.
Adding color with paint makes sense to internationally celebrated interior designer Jeff Andrews, who has decorated the homes of celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Michael C. Hall and the Kardashian family.
“Paint can incorporate distinctive touches that will liven any living space. Everyone has the potential to live in his or her dream space, and a touch of color can easily make it a reality,” Andrews says.
Andrews offers the following tips on how to create the ultimate dream space:
* Upgrade living areas with creative color choices: Changing the color of your walls can transform a room from ordinary to extraordinary.
* Highlight accent pieces with vivid color to bring a room alive: A distinctive color adds a layer of visual elegance to any room. Painting an accent wall, trim, crown moldings or a ceiling in a color that complements the walls can give a room a customized look.
* Channel your inner designer: From stripes to geometric designs, infuse vibrant energy to a room with an on-trend painted pattern.
* Create curb appeal with a bold use of color: To help your home make its best first impression, make over the exterior of your home with a bold color. Among homeowners in Sherwin-Williams National Home Design and Color Survey, almost two-thirds (64 percent) are confident handling outdoor painting projects. Consider coordinating your palettes from the inside out by painting your front door a few shades darker than the entryway.
Americans spend a lot of time in the bedroom. The master suite is, arguably, the area of the house where you most want to feel like the king or queen of your domain. After you’ve wowed potential buyers with a great kitchen and bathroom, a beautiful master suite could be the feature that seals the deal. A mid-range master suite addition recoups 67.5 percent of its cost at the time of resale, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.
Transform the ordinary: A fresh coat of paint can elevate a simple piece of furniture and provide a distinctive look. According to the Sherwin-Williams National Home Design and Color Survey, nearly two in three homeowners (64 percent) want to add more color into their home. Pick a favorite desk or night stand and use color to create a signature focal point in a room.
In a small garden, you do have more options than just going with compact plants; take advantage of plants that go up or down. Try some climbers like Thunbergia (Black Eyed Susan vine), or the classy Dichondra Silver Falls, which hangs straight down. A compact vine cucumber like Patio Snacker or All American Selections Regional Winner Pick-A-Bushel will climb up to the top of a modest sized trellis but won’t run rampant through your garden.
- National Garden Bureau
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