If you have already started to ‘Deck the Halls’ this holiday season, you may be interested in a few simple paint projects to spruce up your home before the guests start to arrive.
Whether you have a discerning mother-in-law you want to impress or just want to make the festivities brighter with a fresh coat of paint, we have some paint projects that you may want to tackle in the coming weeks.
Before you begin cracking open the paint cans and pulling out the brushes and rollers, consider what rooms would make the most impact. Most people entertain in their dining rooms and kitchen for the holiday meal so that may be a great place to start. Other areas that may make a big impression include the entryway, bathrooms, or small details like baseboards, doors, or trim that have visible blemishes.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the paint projects you may want to complete before the holidays start in earnest.
Update The Kitchen
Face it, the kitchen is the heart of the home and your guests end up gathered there whether you plan for it or not. If you don’t have time to paint your entire kitchen, consider freshening up the kitchen cabinets, trim, or the backsplash area.
If you have a small kitchen, you may want to make it a bit more airy and open so consider painting the cabinets white or a light color. The impact of a cabinet transformation can make it extraordinary!
Refresh The Dining Room
The dining room will be a central figure in your holiday celebrations. If you are looking to make a good impression and take your entertainment up a notch, consider freshening up the walls with a new coat of paint.
If you are painting specifically for the holidays, you may want to choose colors that will go with your holiday linens and decor.
Revitalize The Entryway
When your holiday guests arrive, the first thing they will see is the entrance to your home. Be sure it makes a great first impression by painting the entryway, including the trim, baseboards, doors, and the details of the room. Be sure to choose a color that will make your entryway warm and welcoming to all of your guests.
The entryway is one of the most used, and often overlooked areas. Take a hard look at the scuff marks, paint chips, and debris that tends to get dumped in the entryway. As you plan your painting project in this area, you may want to get organized with storage and hooks for winter gear such as jackets, boots, and scarves.
Bathrooms make a perfect “quick fix” paint project since most bathrooms tend to be small and have little furniture to remove before painting.
Once you have chosen a cheery color for your bathroom, you will want to add some holiday decor that can add to the transformation. Be sure you choose a color that you will be happy with long after the holidays.
If you are planning to entertain this holiday season and your home needs a bit of a facelift, talk to our team about getting it all done before your holiday party!