Spring is quickly approaching, and the days are getting longer. This makes now the perfect time for you to spruce up your living spaces! There are many simple DIY projects you can complete to take your home to the next level for the coming spring. Today, we are going to outline two simple improvements you can make to brighten up your space for the warmer weather – a fresh coat of paint and new window treatments.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
There are a few different ways to totally change the ambience of a room using only paint. By using cool colors, you can make a room feel more spacious. Specifically, using pale grey tones can maximize the space and reflect natural light. In contrast, if you are looking to brighten a darker area of your home, yellow tones can bring warmth to the space. Remember to utilize these brighter and lighter tones on the ceilings as well to continue to maximize on the effect. In addition, using glossy paint on walls, crown molding, and baseboards can reflect light even further to create a spacious and lightening result to any space.
Afraid to commit to a totally new paint job in your space? Consider an accent wall! A bright, bold color on a single wall can take a room from drab to warm and inviting this spring. While a bold color on an accent wall is a great start, some people use accent walls as a creative way to add texture to a room as well. Texturized paint, textiles, or even wallpaper can be used to add character and lightness to a room!
New Window Treatments
While window treatments can add a lot of character to a home and provide privacy, some can help lighten a space while others can have a darkening affect. Thick, canvas curtains will reduce natural light in the home and create a darker, smaller space. The use of darker colored curtains can create a heavy look within the space. Light, thin curtains are a great trade-off that can still provide privacy while allowing natural light to flow in unimpeded. Plus, their airy nature creates a spacious feeling in the room.
Shades are a versatile solution that can regulate how much light is entering a room. Both vertical and horizontal shades can help you manage the light coming in and decrease visibility into your home. Open the shades during the beautiful warm days to add warmth and sunshine to the room. Or, close the shades to reduce overpowering direct rays. Either way, shades are a great way to spruce up your space and make your room more convenient for your lifestyle. Plus, they are easier than ever before with smart window treatments available.
Get Started with Andriots
If you are interested in sprucing up your space this spring, contact the experts at Andriots! We have a wide variety of paints and primers to help get your walls ready for the warmer weather. We also have window treatments available from Benjamin Moore. Start planning your springtime space with Andriots!