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You can paint yourself into a corner without planning your home DIY project. Do not brush off the details when it comes to painting. Here’s what you should know before you go.
Pick Your Paint
The paint in your home may contain 2-3 times the pollution outside your door. Going “green” is a color decision and a lifestyle choice. Acrylic paint is hardy, with little scent, and cleans easily. Natural clay paints are popular in homes with an allergy sufferer.
Natural milk paints are a powder that requires mixing with water. They are one hundred percent natural and extremely durable. Oil-based paints have their own set of properties and techniques. Just make sure you use a paint rated for your surface and use.
Slow down to save time. Perhaps buy just a sample pot of your paint, and dab some paint on the wall and let it dry. Test all your colors and wait one day to see what it looks like dry. It may not be exactly what you expected and it is much better to adjust now than repaint an entire room.
Supply and Demand
Make sure you have the extra rollers, sponges, tape, trays, brushes, edges, gloves, and masks on hand. There’s nothing worse on any home DIY job than realizing you have to make a trip back to the building supply store after the paint is mixed and sitting out.
Protect and Serve
Fumes are not fun. Ventilate the room, use room fans, and take frequent breaks. Wear a fresh mask for every session and definitely use goggles when you tackle the ceiling. No one ever starts a toast with “here’s paint in your eye”. Paint fumes can affect your head and your lungs.
Every time paint winds up where it should not you will spend extra time cleaning. You may even damage wood trim. Do not scrimp on your edging tools or tape. Always use painters tape to avoid paint seeping through, to avoid accidents, and create a good looking finish.
Cover the entire floor. A few feet of drop clothes will not protect your floor from a dropped can of paint that splatters across the room. A roller tray that drops from a ladder will find unprotected floor space every time. Tile is bad enough to clean up after a spill and the problem is even worse with hardwood or carpet coverings.
More than once you commented the possibilities that offer the attic when decorating. Anyway, before summing up with the best loft decorating ideas, remember what it is about this space. The attic or the room is located on the top of a house. Its main feature is to have a vertical ceiling to match the roof line.
The attic can become an extra room in the home. You only need to have a good decoration to share with our family and friends. You can use it as a room for entertaining or to create a games room, among other options.
To create a guest room you must add a bed, a small closet with drawers and a nightstand. On the other hand, if you have children at home, you can create a games room. Add a TV and DVD player. Bring toys and board games, puffs, colorful rugs and everything that serves to entertain and have fun.
Another option is to convert our attic in a small workshop. Would you like to paint? Do you work to create crafts? Then add a desk and everything you need for developing your business.
We can also convert our attic into a place of rest and relaxation. In that case we must add some chairs, pillows, scented candles, books and everything that helps us to feel comfortable.
It’s a question of devoting some attention to ensure that it becomes a wonderful place in our home.
Select either the perfect drapes for each room is not an easy thing. And while it may seem that the choice of curtains not influence much the room, this is not so, as the curtain affects the light that enters from outside, has a harmony with the furniture, etc. Therefore, we have prepared an article to give you a basic understanding.
Generally, the curtains are the final touch of interior decoration. As a rule, are chosen after the furniture, wall color or decorative accessories. Therefore, your style will be defined by the style of the room, by the environment that we create. For example, modern design furniture, colorful awnings will be better. Nor can we put 100% synthetic curtains in a rustic style decor. Therefore, we first need to take into account when choosing curtains is their immediate environment.
One question sure many of you do is if we can put curtains on all windows of the house. In principle yes, but of course, depends on each case. The only windows that do not lend themselves to having curtains are small, in which case it is best to put blinds or curtains. Currently, there are ways to put curtains on all windows, whether circular, etc.
Regarding style and fashion, today are very popular opulent fabrics like taffeta, or opposite, thin and light materials such as yarn. As for colors, we observed a tendency toward neutral colors, but the bank and the black are very fashionable. But, of course, and as we have said on other occasions, the most important to define the style of our curtains is the environment in which they are to be located.
Then we will offer more specific tips, so you can maximize the benefits that can bring the curtains. For example, if you have a room with low ceiling, it is advisable to use curtains with vertical stripes, which increase the feeling of height. By contrast, horizontal stripes are not any good if what we have is a room with the ceiling or the floor uneven, because the stripes will draw all these imperfections.
The reason for the curtains should also be taken into account. Thus, the curtains with great reasons we only use them for large pieces bright as in a small room overburden the environment and it seems even smaller.
The main problem with the curtains is when it comes to washing. Depending on their size, often do not fit in the washer. Do not hesitate to carry them when the cleaners. If you wash in the washing machine from home, know that you have to do individually and cold. And do not forget that you must remove all the hooks and locking rings. To avoid wrinkling after washing, hang them to dry in the place where they will be placed.
The following is a step by step explanation of how to decorate our walls with pre-sized paper. For this, the first thing we do is prepare the wall to improve the adhesion of the paper. Walls should be clean and smooth as possible, so if the walls and has a wallpaper before we withdraw and if they have cracks or other imperfections we fill them and correct them before installing new wallpaper. Then we take the height dimensions of the wall or industry sector that we will decorate, to cut the paper (should cut an extra inch of the action taken). Note that after the first strip cut is necessary in the following match the prints, so it may be necessary to trim any segment. For the sizing of paper it is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the correct procedure and not at risk of wasting the paper.
We began to place the paper from top to bottom, leaving an inch above the junction of the wall with the roof, pushing them to adhere to and continue to put down (we can also draw a vertical line that serves as a guide to place the first right guide). Once placed with a spatula pressed the paper along the ceiling and along the floor or base to remove all air and cut the excess (do likewise in the angles of junction of the walls so that the paper does not break). Repeat for the following strips placed, ensuring that the designs match. When we find window and door frames and outlets continue with the hit and left to cut the end edges.
The high price of housing has made it increasingly smaller the size of the flats. Small rooms in which hardly have space to decorate or almost to live. But we want to give you a few tips and tricks to increase the size of a room, even visually. With these small gestures are going to show then you can enlarge these tiny bedrooms and offer a little more scope and visual beauty.
There are different techniques that allow us to create an illusion of more spacious room, a semblance of a size greater than it actually has. These techniques are simple and accessible to all. Revolve around the following elements: walls, furniture, lighting, colors and textures and materials and accessories.
There are different techniques depending on the size of the room that want to expand visually. Some are useful in very small room, while others are more rooms in a larger size of a medium size. In these two types we have grouped sizes, and so we are going to show you.
And we’ll start with the measures for very small rooms. The first thing we look at is the color of the walls. We choose a very light color for the walls, even white. The ceiling should be white. It also uses a light color for the frame and door moldings and windows. Choose shades of the same color as the wall color or very similar. So they will blend with the decor. Also, you should choose a curtain that let you spend as much light as possible.
We exploit and maximize all that natural light entered the room through the window. If the room has no natural light and we have to use artificial light sources, using a uniform light source, avoiding the light and shadow. The living room furniture should be light and no frills. Remember that furniture on feet, feet visible, give an impression more air and provide a greater sense of space.
If your room is of average size, not too small, it allows you more flexibility in decorating. It gives us more options. For example, when choosing the color of the paint on the walls, you have a wider range of colors, not only very light colors or white. You should certainly choose. While there will always be pale colors or pastel type cameo. You can also choose the option of placing wallpaper. In that case, you can choose light-colored or with small motifs.
The ceiling should remain white, as happened in the smaller rooms. For the curtains, however, may have colors identical to those on the walls, or a little more obscured, but following the same tones of the wall. You can also choose a color the same as the reasons for the wallpaper.
In a general way, be aware that there are some materials that favor more than others the sense of space: the pale wood of beech or pine, metal, mirrors, satin fabrics, glass … You can opt for this type of material When buying new objects for interior decoration.