Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home without undertaking a major home improvement project? Adding color in fun and unexpected ways is a great way to add more of your personality and style to your space, and it won’t break the bank!

From painting the floors, to adding textiles to hanging artwork, take a look at some of our favourite ways to brighten up your living environment:

  • By adding a stained glass window to your front entry, or any window for that matter, the quality of light the filters through the room is softened and the color changes depending on how much exterior light is coming through.

  • Another way to make your entryway more inviting is to paint the front door. You can choose the colors based on fung shui principles or simply pick a color that complements your home’s exterior. Either way, we do recommend having the front door done by a professional painter since you don’t want it peeling or flaking and reducing your curb appeal.

  • Have your floors seen better days? Have them painted! While this isn’t common, old wood floors can be sanded and painted or stained in fun colors and patterns. You can even liven up the basement by painting your concrete floors; they don’t have to be dull grey.

  • If you’re looking for a bold accent wall that offers pattern or texture, you’re in luck! With recent trends in wallpapering, there are thousands of options to choose from, it’s just a matter picking one that you love and can live with for a while.

  • If you aren’t quite sure about the commitment of wallpapering your walls, painting or papering the inside of a wall-unit or bookshelf is a great way to add a pop of color and make the whole piece jump out.

  • While we’re on the topic of accent pieces, look for furnishings, textiles, curtains, and rugs to add layers to an otherwise neutral space.

  • And, of course, nothing can make a space reflect your personal interests and style more than hanging personal photographs or artwork that you love.

These are just a few unexpected and playful ways to add interest and color to your home. If you are looking for more ideas or want to speak to the professionals at MasterWorks Painting & Remodeling about our residential painting services in Fairfax, Virginia and the surrounding area, we’d be happy to speak with you. Contact us today at (703) 263-3302.