Using Color To Change The Size Of Your BedroomWritten by Lee Dobbins
Did you ever wish your bedroom was bigger or smaller? Well if you don’t have enough money to change actual size of room, then you can use paint to make bedroom seem bigger or smaller.
Paint is well known as one of least expensive and easiest ways to change look of any room, but if you pick your colors carefully you can give space a new feel as well as a new look. Certain colors can make your bedroom walls feel closer or farther away.
If you have a small bedroom and you want it to feel more spacious, then consider painting walls a receding color. These are blue – green – purpleish colors and any combination thereof. Look at a basic color wheel – you’ll see that those colors are all next to each other on one side. You probably want to avoid darkest of these combinations, however as painting a room in very dark tones can make it look smaller overall.
If you want to make a large bedroom feel more cozy, then paint walls advancing colors. These are colors on other side of color wheel – reds, oranges and yellow. Bright warm colors will close in space and make room seem cheerful and cozy. Also if you have a large cavernous room with a very high ceiling, consider painting ceiling a medium or dark color which will make bring appearance back down to a normal height.
Use A Wallpaper Border For A Budget BacksplashWritten 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.
You can get a pretty good bargain on borders in closeout bin at your wallpaper store or home improvement center, but make sure they have enough of border to go around area you want to cover as these bargains are usually close outs and you might not be able to get more!
Since most wallpapers come pre-pasted, applying 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 of kitchen. You want to pick something that complements it and, of course, pick one that is washable so that you can easily remove all "splashes" that occur during normal kitchen activities.
To prepare your wall area for wallpaper border, clean 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 in plaster, you might want to patch them, but little holes are OK and border will cover them up nice! Remove coverings to any light switches or electrical outlets.