Prepare your Home for the Holidays
A fresh coat of paint will make your holiday guests feel right at home
Here are our tips for easy holiday home renovations that will save you time and money, and give you back time better spent with friends and family!
Update the Paint in your Guest Room
Your guests will want to have a good night’s sleep and feel just as comfortable in your home as they would in their own. The holidays are the perfect time for a quick guest room makeover. Though choosing a paint color for any room can be tough, with the guest room you can certainly have a little fun with the color selection since it is not typically a room that is utilized often.
Some guestroom paint colors to consider:
- Jewel Tones: Rich, glamorous colors like deep ruby or enchanting emerald can give any room a luxurious feel. Complete the look with lavish bedding and premium candles to pamper your guests.
- Soft Blue: Pale blues work with a variety of décor. In the hustle and bustle of holiday season let your guests end their day in a room that gives off a sense of peace and tranquility
- Cool Grey:If your guest room gets a lot of natural sunlight, then grey might be the perfect neutral for you. Grey is the true chameleon of colors and has so much flexibility that a room with a lot of sunlight will really bring life to the space and give you an opportunity to really experiment with patterns, accents and overall décor. We love the perennial favorite of Gray Owl from Benjamin Moore. It’s the perfect greige that looks good in every setting and every light.
- Linen White: Warmer than bright white and softer than beige, linen is the perfect neutral. It will make your guest room feel completely relaxed in this Zen oasis
- Sunny Yellow: If your room is lacking in natural light, compensate with a bright, vibrant color that guests can’t help but smile once they settle in. Offset the bright walls with lots of bright white bedding and fun accent colors in turquoise, or tone it down with accents in a sophisticated gray.
Not sure which way to go? Our trusted advisors can help you out with a free colour consultation. Just tell us what you’re thinking, and we can show you what the finished room will look like before you commit to a colour.
Refresh the Colour of your Bathroom
If you want a neutral look that strays from the obvious off-white option, consider a trendy “greige”. A paint colour that blends grey and beige, which creates a surprisingly adaptable neutral, creates a sense of serenity. Bright hues are another great option. A pop of red or a splash of robin’s egg blue can really make a statement against a stark white bathtub.
Remember, you don’t have to change your bathroom just to suit your out-of-town guests. You’ll be spending a lot of time in that room as well so be sure to paint it a colour you can live with all year round.
Add An Accent Wall
Painting the wall behind a unique feature, like a fireplace or bookshelf, is a great way to draw the eye to that location. To really wow your guests, think about painting the wall behind your Christmas tree a bright and vibrant red to really make that forest green pop!
The best part? An accent wall is a minimal commitment with a maximum impact. If you decide later that you no longer like the colour it’s an easy fix that takes almost no time at all to remedy.
Get Creative With Colour Blocks
As an alternative to an accent wall, try the fun trend of colour blocking. Though it has a little more detail involved than just putting paint on a wall the outcome is so worth the effort. To begin, depending on the look you want to achieve, first choose the kind of shape you like. Shapes can include anything from circles and squares to rectangles, and everything in between.
Using painters tape hang the shapes on the wall in your desired pattern and fill the spaces with the colour or colours you choose. Remember to choose a colour scheme that compliments the main wall colour. Tone-on-tone gives a sophisticated feel while vibrant contrast gives a more original look. Imagination is the only limit when it comes to colour blocking.
Paint Festive Stripes
A classic stripe design, whether they’re vertical or horizontal, can add interest and depth to everyday spaces. All you’ll need is some painters tape and a steady hand.
A few rules of thumb:
- Try to keep the colours of a similar luster, both light or both dark. High contrast tends to overpower the room.
- For a sophisticated feel, keep the colours in the same family (i.e., two different shades of blush).
- Stripes don’t have to be straight up and down. Specialty painters tape makes it easy to paint a chevron or a wavy line.
- Lastly, remember that a vertical stripe can make a room look taller, while a horizontal stripe will make it appear wider.
If you’re worried about whether your stripes will end up crooked or not exactly level consider bringing in a professional. With an expert painter this quick and easy project takes just a couple of hours and creates a look that can last years.
Preparing your home for the holidays can go beyond stringing up twinkling lights and hanging the festive garland. Updating your space with a new paint colour, whether it’s just one wall or the entire room, is a sure-fire way to breathe new life into your home.
Before you begin your holiday home improvements, give CertaPro Painters of Waterloo a call. We recognize how vital a homeowner’s interior aesthetic is; not just during the holiday season, but all year round.
Our paint professionals will take the time to really listen to your needs and will be there to guide you at every stage of your painting experience. From the initial consultation with our colour experts to the precision and attention to detail that is applied by our skilled painters, CertaPro will be there to guide homeowners and relieve any stress and worry that an interior update may bring.
Our goal is to make your home the warm and welcoming space you envisioned and that your guests are looking forward to. We want you to truly relax and enjoy the holiday season with those closest to you without any worry.