Home Decorating When it comes to home decorating, a little bit of paint can go a long way. For this reason, as you redo your home decorating plans, you want to go with a paint colour that will complement the other features of your interior. To make sure this happens, there are a few things you should keep in mind during the selection process.

  1. Finish Really Does Matter. Otherwise known as the sheen, the finish of your paint can have a large impact on the way your paint looks once it’s up on the walls. Keep in mind that it may be better to go with a gloss sheen in high-traffic areas, as this type of finish can be cleaned easily. Comparatively, you may want to go with a matte finish if you need to cover up imperfections on your walls.
  2. Don’t be Afraid of Bold Colours. As you pick out paint, step out of your home decorating comfort zone a little bit and go with colours you wouldn’t ordinarily try. You may be surprised by how good they look in your home.
  3. Try Samples First. Before you purchase a can of paint and pick up a paint brush to completely cover a few walls, stop and try out some samples. This will take the guesswork out of determining whether a certain colour or finish will look good in your home. All you have to do to do this is paint a small area with your desired colour and step back to see how you like it.