Decorating Tip #1 – Choose a good paint color

Choose a paint that you can live with for a LONG time. ESPECIALLY for your bedroom. It’s all well and good you choose a color that makes a statement, but in 6 months time, will you still think bright pink is cool?

Things to look out for:

  • Generally, darker colors tend to make a room seem smaller, so, for those small rooms, like the bedroom, choose a lighter color.
  • Once your walls are painted, the paint will look darker than when it was still in the can. Choose a color a few shades lighter than what you originally intended.
  • Find the correct types of paint and what each of their effects are. For example, eggshell or velvet paint have a soft look to them. They go nicely with pastel colors, and are best suited for the bedroom.
  • Choose a color that complements your room’s decor. Whether contrasting or not, it must ADD to the rooms decor, not detract from it.


Once again, take a look around. There are plenty of website out there with tips on what paint to buy, why to buy it, and which room it suits the most. There are also a lot of sites you can visit with ideas (and photos) for decorating certain rooms. You could take a look at the sites/photos and see what they have done with paint and the contents of the room.


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