5 Mistakes To Avoid While Painting And Decorating Your Living Room in Omaha, NE

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5 Mistakes To Avoid While Painting And Decorating Your Living Room in Omaha, NE

When you are looking to update the look of your living room, you may consider redecorating or even painting, and these are both inherently good things.

There are certain mistakes that are possible to make, however, that would completely throw off your painting and decorating project — and should be avoided if you possibly can.

With that in mind, here are five mistakes to avoid while painting and decorating your living room in Omaha, NE.

1. Painting The Ceiling White Because You Think It’s The Only Option

Of course, it’s a perfectly good thing to want to paint the ceiling of your living room — if you haven’t done it in awhile, you have all the more reason to need to do so before it gets bad enough that it looks bad enough to be noticeable.

The mistake that people make is presuming that the only color option you have for painting said living room ceiling is white — perhaps that is the only color they’ve come to associate with ceilings.

There are so many other colors from which you can choose that are not white, not to mention patterns and the like that can make your ceiling look like you are looking at the sky at night.

2. Not Considering Lighting Until The End Of Decorating

When you are decorating or redecorating your living room, you aren’t going to want to hold off on doing the lighting for last.

If you put off the lighting for last, what you’re going to do is edge yourself into a corner in design as lighting is considerably more difficult to move than the other things in your living room.

If it’s at all possible, you should try to have a lighting scheme that is more flexible than not, because if you’re going to want to move the couch from one part of the living room to another, you won’t want to be limited by where the lighting is good or else be relegated to sitting in a corner reading in the dark.

3. Not Measuring First

In terms of both painting and decorating your living room, you need to be careful to make sure that you measure first — take measurements of your living room, that is.

When it comes to decorating, you will want to make sure that you have adequate space for the furniture and lighting that you will want — if you don’t have good measurements taken first and then get overly large furniture, you will either be cramped or you will have to return the furniture!

In terms of painting, however, you’re going to need to measure because if you go into painting the living room without any measurements, you will either buy too much paint or too little paint — the latter being bad because you will need to buy more, and the former being bad because then you will be stuck with excess paint.

4. Skipping Sanding

When you are painting your living room, you will need to have a smooth surface on which to paint and one of the ways you achieve this is by sanding.

If you forgo the sanding process, the only thing you’re going to do is set yourself up to have a more difficult painting process and also possibly not really allow your paint to go on as smoothly as if you would sand it first.

5. Not Testing Paint Colors Correctly

There are many ways you can see if a paint color will look good but just going by how a paint swatch looks in the store is not the right way to do it.

The reason that you will not want to do this is that the way that a color looks in the store isn’t how it’s going to look in your home under different light conditions.

Better to get a small sample from the store and paint a little in the room itself and see how it looks in different light conditions and go from there.

If you need a professional to help you with your exterior painting in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.


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