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As football season approaches its annual apex before the Superbowl, people scour the web for the best game day snack recipes and make room to host the ultimate party. Providing the best possible game setting and experience is a point of pride for many Indiana sports enthusiasts and each year they try to take entertaining to the next level. However, we find that common spaces such as living rooms, “man caves” and theater rooms often become focused on updating TVs and tech, when there are a number of alternative cost-efficient updates.
Don’t worry; we’re not suggesting painting the room with team colors (unless you lost a bet and have no choice). There are a number of paint tricks that can help boost the actual viewer experience.
Out With the Old
For homeowners who find that their home is often the popular destination for the game, a new coat of paint will get some attention. It adds a fresh look to the room that can be enjoyed year round, but the potential compliments offer extra incentive to update the interior paint. It’s important to consider different finishes that would be suitable for theater rooms, game rooms and living rooms alike. Matte finishes are ideal, because they won’t reflect light. That means that the glare of the TV won’t be reflected off the walls, causing distractions or eye strain. This paint finish also does a great job at blending small cracks, bumps and other imperfections. Just in case there has been an overwhelming urge to toss the remote against the wall in the past. Matte finishes have it covered.
If time is running out, consider using accent walls to enhance the area. For entertainment rooms that have a lot of “odd décor,” painting a single wall can help pull the room together to give it some flow or even make certain prized parts of the room pop. Choose a paint color that is the same of a piece of furniture to maximize the cohesive feeling.