5 easy tips to make a bold impression in your home


If you are looking to make a change in your home, a small, inexpensive weekend painting project can transform your space and brighten your outlook.


Seventy-two percent of homeowners believe there is a positive emotional impact that results from painting a space, according to a new survey by Nielsen and Sherwin-Williams. It’s no surprise, then, that nearly half of homeowners are enthusiastic about doing a home-painting project, and more than half of homeowners plan to paint an area in their home in the next 12 months, according to the survey.


A small project, such as painting a front door, can make a bold impact on your home. Nearly half of all homeowners haven’t had their front door painted in two or more years, according to the survey.


Whether your project is big or small, John Gidding of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal”, “Dream Home” and Fox’s “Home Free” has five tips to liven up your space and make a bold impression:



Decide on your style

It doesn’t take much time or money to make a sophisticated, bold impression in your home. It has everything to do with finding your style. Paint is an easy and affordable way to define what makes you unique and personalize your space on any budget. 


Find color inspiration everywhere

A color-matching app from Sherwin-Williams called the ColorSnap Visualizer is a great way to help you bring color into your home. While traveling, snap a photo of something that inspires you and match the colors to Sherwin-Williams colors. Or simply upload a favorite photo and click on one of the colors from the image to match it. 


Make one change at a time

You only have one day?  Spend a few spare hours on a Saturday painting a front door. It’s a fun project that is actually relatively easy and hugely rewarding.


Think outside the box and do something unexpected

Go ahead and flip the room upside down. Change the color of your ceiling. Paint the frame or even the face of a mirror. Create an ombre or chevron design on an accent wall. The more imaginative you get — the better, bigger, bolder impression you will make. 


Change your perspective

Have something in your space that you can’t change? An awkward window, or a family antique you can’t get rid of? Rather than hide it, own it. Put it on display. Small changes to something quirky will give your space character and instantly entertain your guests as they walk into the room.


“I once had a client who hated the large column in her dining/living room area. I designed a dining table that wrapped around it, using the column as support,” Gidding says. “Success.”

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