Painting Techniques for Smaller Rooms

House Painting Tips To Transform Your Home

Is it possible to make your small room more spacious and open-looking? Or find a way to add interest or more personality? Surprisingly, one of the best ways to transform your small room is through house painting. A fresh coat of paint automatically improves the look of a room, but color and technique can transform a space. People sometimes get stuck when it comes to a small room, but the same rules apply. The colors you use make a difference, and so does the technique. This is one reason people choose interior painters that understand a little bit about design.

Use A Monochromatic Palette

Monochromatic includes paint, carpet or area rugs, wall decor and draperies. Keeping the palette monochromatic actually makes it difficult to judge the size of the room. It also allows room to ‘flow’ visually, as there is nothing to interrupt it. Ideally, you’ll choose a lighter color to pull off this technique, like a pale blue, rose or light sage green. You may choose a pop of color in the form of a throw rug or piece of art.

Paint The Entire Room White

This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to create space in a room. White walls, trim and ceilings reflect light and just make the room bigger and brighter. White paint in a small room not only opens up space, but also offers a clean, fresh slate to build upon. However, not everyone wants a white room.

Choose A Dark Palette

While this directly contradicts the previous tip, it’s also okay to embrace the coziness of the room by painting one or more walls of the room a dark color. Think of deep blues, greens and browns. This technique adds interest and creates a unique, cozy space. With dark walls, it may be best to keep the ceiling white to create the illusion of height.

Use A Lacquer

When using a darker color, consider using a high-gloss paint to add drama and light. The glossy finish reflects light, which helps keep the room from feeling claustrophobic. It also enhances the texture of the wall.

When it comes to opening up the room, the most important thing you can do is keep the walls, trim and sometimes ceiling the same color. This creates uninterrupted lines that don’t trip up the eye. Choosing an accent wall by painting one wall or area a different color can add depth as well.

When it comes to house painting, it’s best to hire interior painters with not only painting experience, but knowledge of design. Whether you do it yourself or hire interior painters, it’s not just about slapping on a coat of paint. Carefully selecting color, finish and techniques can insure that your rooms look amazing, both big and small.