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Paint, painting, and all things involved with it around the house…

Decorating Tip #1 – Choose a good paint color

Choose a paint that you can live with for a LONG time. ESPECIALLY for your bedroom. It’s all well and good you choose a color that makes a statement, but in 6 months time, will you still think bright pink is cool?

Things to look out for:

  • Generally, darker colors tend to make a room seem smaller, so, for those small rooms, like the bedroom, choose a lighter color.
  • Once your walls are painted, the paint will look darker than when it was still in the can. Choose a color a few shades lighter than what you originally intended.
  • Find the correct types of paint and what each of their effects are. For example, eggshell or velvet paint have a soft look to them. They go nicely with pastel colors, and are best suited for the bedroom.
  • Choose a color that complements your room’s decor. Whether contrasting or not, it must ADD to the rooms decor, not detract from it.

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Once again, take a look around. There are plenty of website out there with tips on what paint to buy, why to buy it, and which room it suits the most. There are also a lot of sites you can visit with ideas (and photos) for decorating certain rooms. You could take a look at the sites/photos and see what they have done with paint and the contents of the room.

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Ten Tips for Better Interior Decorating and Home Improvement

Here is a list of 10 tips for Interior Decorating and home improvement that I thought I would share with the world. I will list the tips tips here, and then over the next few days (possibly 10) I will post articles that elaborate on these tips…

  1. Choose a paint that you can live with for a LONG time. Especially in your bedroom. In 6 months will you still think bright pink is cool?
  2. Make small rooms seem larger. In this day and age, people are moving into smaller and smaller spaces. Learning how to make the most out of the space you have is essential.
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Varnishing or Sealing your Wood

A great tip for a good first impression by a visitor is to Varnish your wooden doors. ESPECIALLY your garage doors if your visitors will see them when they arrive. (My guests have to park outside my garage doors).

Of course, Varnishing is not always what needs to be done. A better option is Sealing the wood. I used something called an “Exterior Gloss Sealer” by Woodoc. Here are the properties for the Sealer I used (from www.woodoc.com):

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