As you’ve been spending more time at home, you’ve likely noticed areas that could use an upgrade or a little fixing up. Luckily, you don’t have to completely renovate a room to spruce up your home. You can give your home a whole new look by simply adding a fresh coat of paint or trying out a new, bold color.
So whether you’re on a budget or just looking for a simple way to refresh your home, a can of paint can do the trick. To spark your creativity, we asked painting experts from Denver all the way to those living in Kansas City about easy ways to spruce up your home with paint. Check out their best tips and tricks before you break out your paint brushes.
1. A little bit of paint can make all the difference. To spruce up your home, add a fresh coat of paint on the walls, trim, or ceiling to help freshen things up — or a custom faux finish to make it unique. – Carter Custom Painting
2. Make sure to keep a wet edge when painting. Roll out the wall before your cut in dries in order to have a flawless finish. – Neighborhood Painting
3. Make a great first impression by sprucing up your entryway. Use caulk! Clean cut lines will ensure that the first thing people see represents you and your home in the best light. – Paint Denver
4. Paint your kitchen cabinets to quickly give your home a fresh look. The most popular trend has been painting outdated stained wood to either a bright white or light gray. However, we’ve also been doing two-tone with bright colors on the cabinets on the island and white on the main cabinets. – Jaworski Painting
5. Create contrast in your kitchen. For anyone that doesn’t tile the back splash areas of their kitchen and has an open wall below their cabinets and sink area, we often suggest painting that “wall” in a contrasting color to the cabinets and the rest of the kitchen. Having a contrasting wall in any room is becoming a popular style cue but sometimes it’s a bit too dramatic for some folks. By painting the limited area of your back splash and above and below your cabinets you get the same effect but it’s a bit less pronounced. – Custom Colonial Painting
6. Treat your outdoor space as an extension of your home. Whether it’s an outdoor dining, lounging, or fire pit area, it should be like another room in your home. We love seeing concrete patios stenciled to resemble beautiful mosaic floors. – Wise Design
7. Paint the lanai/patio area a different color than the rest of the house to spruce up your outdoor space. Make it fun, use vibrant colors, and create an escape right in your very own backyard! – Burnett Painting
8. Spruce up your home by reviving your deck. Provide character and create individuality in your exterior by painting your decking and flooring with the help of stencils. Moroccan tile inspired patterns in a monochromatic or an earthy color palette is an intriguing design, especially if painted in a geometric design. – The Good Painter
9. Create a colorful, patriotic campfire circle in your backyard. Purchase six Adirondack chairs and use outdoor paint to paint two of the chairs red, two of them white, and the other two blue. Display them in a circle around your new fire pit, just in time for 4th of July celebrations! – Pro Painters Colorado Springs
10. If you like to change things up often, update your backyard with colors found in nature. It provides a clean neutral canvas to accessorize and offers great flexibility to change the look frequently. – The Painted View
11. Consider a unique accent wall. Instead of painting an accent wall a solid bright color, add a specialty finish. You can texturize the wall in a variety of ways and design it to look marble, stripes or shapes, in any color — even metallic. – McDermaid Painting
12. Research paints that will be healthy to surround you and your family with. Think about what you want to represent, what feeling you want to give people, and choose a color around that. Trends will change seasonally, your values and personal brand last longer. – Keeper & Co
Originally published on Redfin written by Mekaila Oaks