Paint is easily one of the biggest home design tools at your disposal. It has the ability to take a room from dark and dingy to light and bright — and from small and cramped to spacious and airy.
To find out exactly how to change the look of a room with paint, we asked house-flipping pros and owners of Seattle-based Urban Squirrel, Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind, for some pointers.
“Paint can lend a feeling you want to evoke,” says Cederlind. “The walls are the biggest surface for the biggest impact.” But you can get a new look without committing to painting a whole room.
Here are Lindberg’s and Cederlind’s tips for transforming your space with just a little paint.
1. Paint your furniture
Your first instinct may be to look at the walls for a drastic change in your home, but painting your furniture can pack just as much punch — if not more.