Ideas for Specialty RoomsJuly 24, 2014
Painting Pitfalls: Color ChameleonsAugust 6, 2014
Specialty rooms are something we see all the time here at Matthews Painting. After talking to our customers, it’s interesting to see how often a fresh paint job often coincides with a new beginning of some sort. For many, a home is a living and breathing thing with many rooms taking on multiple personalities over time. Here are a couple more interior ideas based on what we’ve encountered.
The household may seem peaceful now while the kids are outside enjoying some of the best summer activities, but it might be a good idea to update or create a play space in the winter to keep everyone happy. It’s pretty common knowledge that “kids will be kids.” Unfortunately this means that the occasional accident or “rough housing” will reduce the lifespan of an interior paint job. After the existing or potential play room is cleared and drywall repairs are made, it’s time to choose an appropriate finish. For a durable surface that lasts and holds up to cleanings, an eggshell or satin paint works best on walls. Additionally, semi-gloss is ideal for moldings. The end result is a long-standing paint job that won’t make homeowners panic whenever they hear a “thud” coming from the room.
A rustic look is popular for a number of reasons; some being sentimental. Often times, vintage or otherwise unique furniture is passed down from generation to generation. In turn, people find that decorating a room around some of the cherished pieces is ideal to create an atmosphere that makes the furniture “pop.” When considering interior paint, flat (matte) finish paints work best. It helps to hide small cracks and other imperfections. Additionally, it does not reflect as much light which allows the furniture to shine and take the true spotlight. Homeowners generally choose warmer colors to draw attention to their favorite furniture and decorative pieces as well.