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Tips for Painting and Decorating Your Master Bedroom

Tips for Painting and Decorating Your Master Bedroom

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Your master bedroom is your escape from the world. It’s where you go to relax, read, watch TV, and close the door to the noise in your home or life. It’s the one place in a house that can make or break whether you buy it or not. This is a room that matters to you, and you want it to look and feel a certain way. You want it to feel relaxing and inviting. You want to keep it fresh and original that aligns with your personality. But, how do you accomplish this? Well, that’s why we are here. We are going to share some tips to paint and decorate your master bedroom we think will make it great.

Choosing the Right Paint

According to HGTV, “Today's master bedroom suites are typically larger than the other bedrooms in your home, so you have many options, and you can combine and layer colors to create a unique look.” This means you will have more than enough options to choose from when it comes to paint. When thinking about paint for this room, think about the mood you want to create. Green, for example, is a popular color for bedrooms because it is warm and cool. And, there are a wide range of tints. But, if you want to set a darker tone, you can go black. If you want something inspiring, you can choose yellow. Or, you could choose different layers and patterns of colors to get a mix of moods for different parts of the bedroom.

Furniture

Mattresses can last 5 - 20 years depending on the type you choose and how much use it gets. Hey, keep your thoughts clean over there. We are talking about how much sleeping you do on the mattress. This is just one of several pieces of furniture you will have in your special room. Therefore, you want to ensure it is comfortable and durable. This is where you may choose to spend a little more money to ensure you get the quality and durability you deserve. One more note on bedrooms. We know some people cannot fall asleep without the TV on. But, there is a good reason to not put a TV in the bedroom. The chief reason is that watching TV in bed makes it hard to get high quality sleep.

Thematic

When planning out your master bedroom, consider going for a theme. As you see in the image at the start of this post, that room is more rustic and woodsy. It gives a more natural feel. Perhaps you want a room that makes you feel like you are on a beautiful island or a special place you love. The sky's the limit, so get creative.

Portion Control

Depending on the size of your room, you may choose to have different parts within the room itself. You may have a sitting area for reading and a different area for dressing and undressing. You may choose to have an ottoman or chest at the foot of the bed for storage and sitting. Consider how you want to break up your space and create portions. Then you can make each portion truly its own with different paints and accessories to help one part feel different than the other. It will be like having a mini apartment in the house.

Bring the Outdoors In

This is great for any bedroom, especially smaller bedrooms. If you have access to the outside through a window, frame the window so you can see the view. Use drapery panels and window treatments that make the view look that much better. Plus, do not let the drapes touch the floor. This gives your eyes a place to stop. You want your eyes to make a connection from the inside to the outside with nothing to get in the way.

 

Other Ideas:

  • Add real or painted horizontal wood panels to make the room feel bigger

  • Hang strategically placed art to make the space feel expansive

  • Take full advantage of high ceilings and choose a tall bed to anchor the room

  • Emphasize one or two items with bold colors to take your attention off any undesirable features in the room. (Great when you want to ignore your spouse after a fight!)

  • Use patterns to give the room a different flow

    You are all set to turn your master bedroom into a masterpiece. You can now make it the place you dreamed of when you close the door. It’s a great getaway without having to buy a plane ticket. Contact us today for more ideas on decorating this centerpiece in your home.

 


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How Paint Shaped History

How Paint Shaped History

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When you hear about history, you probably are used to hearing about dates, major events, and famous people. History books are filled with world wars, different ages in society, and ancient history. Stories are told with objectivity and as much accuracy as possible. Perhaps you love history, or perhaps you find it abstract and boring. Either way, you cannot ignore that we stand on the shoulders of what came before us and sacrifices people made so we could live so comfortably. That also involves painting. What? Painting! Did we say part of our ability to live comfortably has to do with painting? We sure did!

We take for granted all the colors and hues that are available to use today for our homes and furniture. But, that was not always the case. Cavemen, for example, were stuck using bison blood and dirt to paint. If not for some ingenuity by early settlers, we might still be painting in dirt and blood. Paint is more powerful than the color it comes in. Paint helped to fuel American growth and shaped the world we live in. We wanted to share a little bit more about that because we think it will help you appreciate just how good you have it when it comes to house paint options and accessories.

The Model T

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Henry Ford is famous for inventing automobiles. He created a car that was affordable to the public, which allowed people to expand their world. In addition, he created the assembly line in order to produce more for less, which is a model we see everywhere in manufacturing of goods. Plus, he gave his workers a living wage, which was not the norm at the time. He did make one mistake though. Even though he started by offering the car in a few colors, eventually he only offered it in black. This allowed other care companies starting up at the time to make cars in different colors, which lead to competition and more options for Americans. If he had just used black paint, who knows what history would have written?

Warfare

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We love the British. They gave us The Beatles after all. But, when it came to warfare during the American Revolution, they made one big mistake: they wore read. The rational at the time was sound. At that time, when muskets fired, according to Ducksters, it would leave a cloud of white smoke. The British, known as “Redcoats”, wore, well, red. This made them visible to each other, but also visible to the American soldiers who mostly wore blue and brown. Armies have since learned from that and wear camouflage to fit into the area of fighting. Imagine if the British had not worn red. Would we be speaking British English and eating fish and chips?

Lead Paint

At one point, lead-based paints were popular and legal. They were marketed and widely used for their durability. In fact, according to Lead Lawsuits Website, “When lead-based paint was marketed before 1978, it was a legal product in great demand because it was washable and durable. It was repeatedly endorsed by the U.S., state, and local governments and specified for use on government buildings until the mid-1970s. Its use peaked in 1922, and by 1940 the use of white lead pigments for interiors was on the way out.” At the time, no one knew the risks of lead for children. In fact, the website gives a list of the history of lead paint in America,

  • Use of white lead began in Colonial times and ultimately peaked in 1922.

  • In 1951, Baltimore banned the use of lead pigment in interior paint in Baltimore housing – the first such restriction in the country.

  • In 1955, the industry, working with public health officials and organizations, adopted a voluntary national standard to effectively prohibit the use of lead pigments in interior residential paints.

  • Through the 1950s and 1960s, the use of exterior lead-based paint declined significantly, and ended by the early 1970s.

  • In 1971, the Federal Lead Poisoning Prevention Act was passed.

  • In 1978, the federal government banned consumer uses of lead paint.

Eventually, studies lead to a better understanding of how lead affected children. Laws and limits of exposure to lead were passed subsequently, and we now have safer paint being used in America. Imagine, however, if lead paints were never challenged. We would be having a very different conversation. And, imagine the many lives that were forever changed because of lead paint.

Communication Education

Caveman paintings, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the Sistine Chapel are just three examples of how paint was used to communicate and help future generations learn about the past. They help us understand how people communicated without words and they teach us about what life was like in a different time and place. None of this would not be possible without paint or the notion of painting.

Paint is more powerful than just its smell and how great it looks. It changes history and tells stories. Just as the chips in your paint over time tell stories of a house lived in, paint has stories of its own to tell. Contact us to learn more about how paint helped shaped history, including our own.


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