Living Room Painting Ideas

The different rooms of your house require great attention as to the paint’s color. One color might suit a particular room in the house but will not be a very good sight in another room. That is why people who want to paint their house should have proper knowledge and experience in painting. If you want a living room makeover, then you will need good painting ideas.

Living room painting ideas are widely available on the net. There are helpful sites that you can always visit for free tips and ideas on how to start painting your living room. But for those who don’t have time to surf the internet, you can always rely on your taste when it comes to choosing the color of the paint to be used in your living room.

Art has a lot to do with the finished touches inside any room. To achieve the best possible result, make art your inspiration; by doing so, it will be easier to think of great color schemes for your living room.

Check out these living room painting ideas:

First and foremost, you need to choose the color scheme to be used in your living room. This means that you have to choose the paint colors for your doors, walls, accessories, trims, and other accents.

Base your color scheme on the living room’s largest furniture, the room’s focal point, height of your ceiling, the lighting, how the room is to be used, the room’s size, and the feeling that you want to create whenever you’re inside the living room.

After that, it’s now time to focus in choosing the paint finish because this can alter the feeling that you want to create. If your walls have minor imperfections, choose a paint finish that’s matte or flat because it doesn’t shine. This kind of finish also offers effective stain resistance.

For your doors, trims, and other architectural details, highlight them with a gloss finish by using semi-gloss or satin finish. It would be easier to clean these areas because of the texture’s smoothness and the wall’s sheen.

If you have small children at home, you can use washable paints because it is easier to clean or wipe.

For the walls of your living room, you can use paints which are water-based or latex, but for your windows and doors, use acrylic paint.

Cost is a consideration when you want to paint your living room, so always calculate how much you’re going to spend for the paints.

Some color and types of paint require more that one coat application, so you should take that into account. One gallon of paint usually covers about 400 sq feet.

Your entrance foyer defines your personality, so you should make a good impression by experimenting with its color. Try to create a great looking and stylish living room.
Maintain visual flow and harmony; and always consider other visible rooms from the living room.

Add height by using alternate colors of dark and light shades of identical colors. You can also use glazed version of these colors without actually breaking the room’s monochromatic look.

With a little creativity and hard work, you can turn your living room in to a masterpiece of your own creation. Your guests will be awed once they visit your house and see your living room.


Painting tips & tricks of the day

Masking knots before painting
Knots in finished wood will appear sooner or later after painting. Before painting, seal the knots with a lacquer. It is the only liquid sealant that will efficiently seal in knot resin, without discoloring the finishing paint.

Choosing the right paint texture
Each paint finish has its own properties. The more matte the finish, the more it hides imperfections and uneven reflections, but it's less washable. The glossier the finish, the more washable it is, but also the more sensitive to imperfections and it will mask less efficiently. In order: glossy, semi-gloss, pearl, eggshell, satin, matte. Semi-gloss is best for hall walls and for windows and frames; use matte on ceilings and satin and pearl for the rest. Kitchens, bathrooms and basements have their own antifungal paints.



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