Tips for Renovating Your House

Do you want more style, more elegance, more refinement and class in your home? In other words, do you want a different interior, nice and chromatic balanced? You can have it if you take in consideration some important details.

To obtain a harmonious atmosphere in a room, you need to know how to combine colors and respect the rule of proportion:

a) The predominant color is the color of your walls (between 50 and 60%),
b) The secondary color is the color of the furniture, upholstery, curtains, etc.(about 30%),
c) The rest is an accent color (lamps, vases, decorative items, accessories and so on).


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Choosing the Painting / Wallpaper Color

There are several factors that you should take into consideration when you choose the painting or wallpaper color such as:

1| Room Orientation

a) To the north bedroom – pink, white, gold, living rooms – yellow, pale yellow, orange, kitchen – cream, white, light yellow.
b) To the west: opt for red, gray, dark yellow.
c) To the east: pastel colors are preferred (including duck egg color), cream.
d) To the south: white, gray, blue, pale green, pink.

2| Size or Shape of the Room

a) High ceiling room:

– You need the ceiling or the carpet to be darker
– Do not put wallpaper or curtains in vertical stripes.

b) Low ceiling room:

– You need walls to be bright.
– Furniture, flooring and rugs should have bright colors

c) Little room:

  • – Walls in one light shade.
  • – Paneling and furniture in the same nuance with the walls.
  • –  Place a large mirror on the wall that is in front of the door – it will “double”  your little room.

d) Long narrow room:

  • – Use cold colors (blue-light, lime, white) for the narrow walls to look more wider and darker colors for the longer walls to get the opposite effect.

What You Should Know

1| Depending on the dominant color of the house, you feel better or worse. For example, red brings a dose of energy, blue helps those who suffer from arthritis, orange stimulates the appetite and inspire an energy feeling and heat.

2| You can obtain an area full of energy from strong contrasts of color and a soothing effect from similar nuances and tones.

3| Colors and emotional impact should be closely related to the activities that take place in that space – for example, shades of blue are suitable for your  bedroom because inspire calm and relaxation that gives you a peaceful sleep.

3| A darker ceilings gives the impression of more space.

4| The position of the room windows have an exceptional importance in the look of the color. Dark shades and tones are even darker  in the rooms with windows facing north – and vice versa.

Calculate Well!

1| PAINTING: Do you want to paint only the woodwork from a room or from entire house and you need to know how much paint you need?

Measure all those lengths and then multiply them by height, you get an area (in mp or sq ft) total to be painted. At the store, check the label to see what is the surface that can be covered with the paint from the can. It is simple to find the number of cans you need to do the job. Divide your measured surface by the area that is on the can label and you will find the necessary number of cans.

2| TILING: For tiling you should do exactly the same, but do not forget to subtract from the total obtained the surfaces of doors and windows. However, buy with 10% more material, to cover the lost by cutting. That depends on the angles, corners (some assembly techniques). Also you need spare tiles if you break accidentally some tiles.

3| WALLPAPER: You can apply the same method for wallpaper.  The previously described method to calculate the area you want to wallpaper and the number of rolls needed can be applied in this case. However, do not forget to includes a reserve that is useful to avoid kinks, especially in visible places. Therefore, buy enough rolls for the first time to cover the entire area and make sure they are are from the same batch, to be uniform as color, design and film coating.

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