Make Your House A Canvas

How To Chose The Right Color Scheme For Your Space

A real "cookbook" way to make any space look good without much risk, McCauley says, is to use darker color values for the floor, medium color values for the walls and light values for the ceiling. "Any interior space replicates the outside world,"...

How To Choose The Right Colors For Your Rooms

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Amazing Color Ideas

Rich hues that capture all the enchanting qualities of shifting, flickering light — just what you need as the nights grow long. Check out these paint colors that are perfect by candlelight.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes We Make With Color

Some design rules are meant to be broken. And then there's color. While the vast array of palettes and fabric colorways allow some room for interpretation, too many options means even the pros among us are bound to take an occasional wrong turn ar...

Supply Checklist: Everything You Need To Paint A Room

I've painted many rooms in my day (I'm a little bit of a painting junkie), and like so many other things, once you get the hang of the process it's really quite fun. Throw on some old clothes, kick out the jams, and after a few hours of good old p...

10 Things You Should Know Before Painting A Room

Are you living with boring white walls, but hate the thought of painting? Painting is often a task that homeowners dread. However, it is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the look of your home without too much effort. Paint colors can dr...

How To Paint A Room

Get organized before the actual job begins. Most prep work can be done a day or more before you start painting. Move all furniture out of the room or out of your way. Large furnishings can be piled in the center of the room and covered with drop c...

17 Painting Tricks That Make Painting Easier

Plan to redecorate or remodel a room? You’ll likely be painting, and if you’re like most of us, that’s not exactly a chore that you love. Here are some painting tricks for everything from prep tips to cleanup to make that chore a little easier.

Painting Tips And Tricks

When painting baseboard, some painters slip masking tape under the baseboard. But this is time-consuming and doesn't create a seep-proof seal between the baseboard and the carpet. Instead, press the tape against the baseboard, covering about 1/4 i...

Visualizing The Psychology Of Color

At National Geographic, we are dedicated to unique and engaging forms of visual storytelling. Colors, of course, can be a powerful medium to convey meaning and trigger emotions. Think of the little girl in the red dress in the otherwise black and ...

Top 10 Diy Painting Hacks

So let me start by saying I do not enjoy painting. Not even a little. Due to our high ceilings, we had to hire someone with a very big ladder to paint the main areas, but we did take on some of the smaller ones.

Then We Got Up And Arty, Painting My House

All it took was affordable supplies, willing volunteers, three weekends and enough food to feed a village, and the house had a complete make-over!

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Make Your House A Canvas

Bhavana BalakrishnanBhavana Balakrishnan
Looking to paint your house? Here is few budget friendly tips to make it look amazing.