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Paint these home features for an unexpected major difference


We often associate paint with the walls when it comes to home design and decor— this step is expected when it’s time to revamp and personalize your living space. But how else can you utilize this pigmented tool throughout your home? Are there other specific room details that could use a fresh coat of paint as well? Taking the non-traditional route and painting an unexpected feature in the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom or even bathroom could make a major statement.


Stained or painted flooring can transform a room.Stained or painted flooring can transform a room.

Here are a few home features we recommend painting for your next redesign project:

1. Floors
Why put in brand new flooring when you can simply paint your existing foundation? Sometimes, hardwood floors can feel out of place in a modern-style room. Painting them is an easy way to take away the attention of flooring that was seemingly out of place, and it can make for a beautiful feature that your guests will love when they come to visit.

These types of floors are so simple to paint with the right preparation. Just like painting the walls, we recommend making sure the floors are cleaned, dried and primed before adding your first coat.

2. Cabinetry
Perhaps your kitchen is a midcentury modern setup but you’ve been eyeing the modern farmhouse design for months. If you’re ready to make the switch and your cabinets are traditional wood, they’re in need of a nice coat of paint. A solid muted color can help you achieve the look, but classic white is the standard option and it makes a gorgeous statement in the kitchen. In fact, painting the kitchen cabinet may be one of the easiest ways to achieve the farmhouse look you’re going for. Painting your cabinets can fall under any style, however. Stepping away from the traditional hues and painting with a bold color is an excellent way to stand out.


All-white cabinetry can make a bold statement in the kitchen.All-white cabinetry can make a bold statement in the kitchen.

3. Fireplace
Having a fireplace and mantel feature in your home is such a treasure, but that doesn’t mean that its traditional look won’t become outdated. A fresh coat of paint over the entirety of the feature can make for a gorgeous revamp. A matte finish shade is a perfect way to make a subtle statement. If you’re painting over brick, just remember to use a primer so you can avoid the need to apply more than one to two coats of the actual paint.

Not sure where to get started? Contact Decorating Den Interiors today
The idea of painting a unique feature in your home for the first time may have you feeling unsure about the commitment, but maybe you just need a helping hand for the project. A personal decorator from Decorating Den may be the push you need to get started and transform your living space into the new and improved haven of your dreams.

One of our decorators will come to your home for a free consultation to assess the room and provide tailor-made advice based on your personal style, wants and needs. If there’s a certain feature in your home that you’re fully committed to, your design consultant will let you know your options, and can also potentially provide suggestions for painting other features that will complement the rest of the room.

After your initial discussion, you’ll collaborate back and forth until you determine the best plan of action. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in the work provided, so keeping in contact with your personal decorator is the easiest way to ensure you remain on the same page.

Are you ready to get started? One of our experienced professional decorators is excited to meet you! Contact us today for more information.

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