Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful
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Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!

Home Remodeling Doesn't Have to Be Stressful

Giving Your Dining Room A Facelift With Paint: Three Options To Consider

Lee Hunt

If you are looking to give your dining room a new look but don't want to do a complete remodel, consider hiring an interior painting service to give the room a facelift. With the right color choices and designs, you can create a stunning space for family meals and dinner parties. Here are some ideas to consider as you plan your new interior painting project.

Create A Focal Wall

Instead of painting the room a uniform color, consider creating a focal wall. This is typically done by choosing a bold color for one wall, and using a more neutral shade for the others. Your focal wall can be the one that runs the length of the room to create a picture-perfect backdrop for holiday spreads, or it can be a more narrow wall to draw attention to the head of the table. Shades of gray or blue are perfect for a modern design theme, while rich reds or greens lend a more traditional look to a vintage decor theme.

Separate Colors With Chair Rails

For a more formal dining room, consider adding chair rails to the walls. These rails add a three-dimensional element to the room while also creating a natural way to separate different wall colors. Use coordinating shades of the same color for a subdued look, or go bold with two contrasting colors, such as black and white or blue and red. You can also have your painting service paint the chair rail for a custom finishing touch. Opt for classic white or a natural wood finish if your chair rails are being added to a country-inspired design theme.

Go Dark

If you want to give your dining room a modern update, consider going dark with your paint color. Slate gray, navy blue, or mocha brown shades offer a rich look in the room, and they pair beautifully with crisp, white lighting fixtures. Add molding to the top of each wall in white for a dramatic color contrast, and consider painting the ceiling in a lighter version of your wall color. For example, dark gray walls and a light gray ceiling create a stunning look. Talk to your painting contractor about the different color options to help determine which shade to match to your walls.

As you look at different paint colors and design options, keep your decor theme and current furnishings in mind. You can draw inspiration from them to choose a hue that matches perfectly while also giving your room a cohesive appearance.