Today is the start of a 31 day challenge- in which each (week)day of the month I’m posting one quick and easy tip you should know right at the beginning of home ownership.
My absolute biggest tip: BEIGE IS NOT THE ONLY NEUTRAL. Look, if you like beige and brown I have no problem with that. Heck, my bedroom is a light cream color. But… there are other options. I know! ::gasp::
I used gray as a neutral in both my living room and sunroom, and if you think gray is depressing, think again, because those are the 2 most awesome rooms in my home:
Ain’t nothing depressing about a Moroccan stenciled wall and zebra chair
The walls are off white and gray, the bar is brown. AND THEY MATCH JUST FINE.
Also, for reference, here’s a quick little list of when to use which sheen:
- Flat paint: use for walls in living rooms, bedrooms, ceilings, or furniture
- Eggshell: use for walls in hallways, dining rooms, kitchens
- Satin: use for walls in bathrooms, or furniture
- Semi-gloss: use for windows, trim, doors, and cabinetry
Most of my walls are satin, because that’s what dad told me to do, and they don’t look bad. But our den is eggshell and I freaking love it (less tv glare) and our living room is too and it looks much much better. Apparently it’s harder to clean, but I haven’t had that issue.
For the month of October, I will be participating in The Nester’s 31 day challenge.