Interior Colors Can Beat the HeatJuly 16, 2014
Ideas for Specialty Rooms: Part 2August 1, 2014
While the warmer weather tends to come along with a few more chores, it’s also a great time to start considering making space for interior passion projects. If the previous Indiana winter was any indication of what lies ahead in the next few months, cozy rooms that cater to hobbies and favorite activities are a must. Here are a couple of popular ideas to help an underutilized space reach its full potential.
Fortress of Solitude
It may be referred to as a “wreck room” or “man cave,” but it always means the same thing. It’s a destination for relaxing, unwinding and maybe even a souvenir neon sign. These rooms are generally prized for their somewhat secluded location that can be transformed into a viewing room for sporting events and small gatherings. Because team-themed interior paint colors don’t necessary contribute to a calming (or agreeable) environment, consider a more traditional approach for a versatile room. Certain shades of blue promote relaxation and have even been known to lower blood pressure, making an ideal choice for an after-work hangout.
Sites such as Etsy and Pinterest have accelerated the growth of the DIY community through unlimited access to information and creative ideas. Not only do people exchange recipes and information for crafting, they are also taking advantage of the monetary opportunity in the marketplace for the creations. Many are selling their unique foods and creations online, finding that they need more space for their creations. For rooms dedicated to crafts, factor in interior color and room lighting before starting a project. Craft projects often require attention to every detail. Unfortunately, some paint selections can alter the appearance of fabrics, strain the eyes and make the creation process significantly more difficult as a result. If the room lighting permits, consider green colored painting accents. Deeper greens have been known to inspire creativity.
For many people, a home theater is the ultimate destination for unwinding in the household. Personalized interior rooms have been steadily increasing in popularity over the years with the availability of tech items on the marketplace. For homeowners considering making this type of investment, room prep is one great relatively low-cost project to get started on. For instance, choosing a darker paint has visual and sensory effects. For one, interior paint colors such as black or dark blue make the room seem smaller. That’s good news for any accompanying big screen television, as it will seem even bigger, creating a more intimate and engaging viewer experience.