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Choosing a Paint Color Online

Knowing how to design and decorate your home is important if you want to create a beautiful room. But have you thought about what NOT to do? Sometimes simple (and very common) decorating  are all that stand between you and the room of your dreams. The chances are good that if you have any decorating fails in your home, they’re related to one of these four issues.

#1: Often you see a room on Pinterest or a television show (Fixer Upper) and you think “that’s exactly the color I want!”. You immediately go to the source guide, find the color, and proceed to paint your entire room in it. But when you’re done, it doesn’t look quite right. There are so many reasons why this happens. Have you ever seen a realtor’s photos of a home? They always looks better, bigger and just better. Magazine photos are touched up, computer monitors vary, and rooms in television shows are lit differently. Also, the light in your home can be far different than the light in the featured room. If you wish to find the color you desire use the above mentioned inspiration. Then go the paint store and pull a fee swatch rulers and use these as your starting point. Find the color and then test it in a small area of your room. See how the light affects it and how it works in your space. You may find you need to go a little lighter or a little darker. You might also decide the color just doesn’t work. Blindly painting a color based on how it looks in someone else’s home can result in a big decorating fail in your own house. There’s much more that goes into choosing a paint color.

When people design their house around a specific color palette it is BORING. People then tend to pick their art in the same color palette. Most people end up doing this because they don’t know better. Some pick their art first and give a nod of a color to accent your room. Artwork also gives a room personality. Let your artwork be an eye catcher in your space. No prints but original art. There is no reason not to buy original art. Prices vary from very little to very expensive. Think art fair v.s. high end gallery.

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