Using Color To Change The Size Of Your Bedroom

Written by Lee Dobbins

Did you ever wish your bedroom was bigger or smaller? Well if you don’t have enough money to changerepparttar actual size ofrepparttar 100435 room, then you can use paint to makerepparttar 100436 bedroom seem bigger or smaller.

Paint is well known as one ofrepparttar 100437 least expensive and easiest ways to changerepparttar 100438 look of any room, but if you pick your colors carefully you can giverepparttar 100439 space a new feel as well as a new look. Certain colors can make your bedroom walls feel closer or farther away.

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Use A Wallpaper Border For A Budget Backsplash

Written by Lee Dobbins

You can add some splash to your kitchen without spending a lot of money by applying a simple wallpaper border for a backsplash.

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Since most wallpapers come pre-pasted, applyingrepparttar 100436 border is easy. A backsplash area is usually pretty small so this project can be done in an afternnon. When selecting your border, think about your overall theme or color scheme ofrepparttar 100437 kitchen. You want to pick something that complements it and, of course, pick one that is washable so that you can easily remove allrepparttar 100438 "splashes" that occur during normal kitchen activities.

To prepare your wall area forrepparttar 100439 wallpaper border, cleanrepparttar 100440 wall thoroughly first. You can just wash them with soap and water but make sure you get any gunk or grease spots off. If there are any big holes inrepparttar 100441 plaster, you might want to patch them, but little holes are OK andrepparttar 100442 border will cover them up nice! Removerepparttar 100443 coverings to any light switches or electrical outlets.

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