Tip #1: Paint the furniture the same color as the walls to create a sculptural look in your space.
Tip #2: Paint the entire room the same color, including the ceiling. Leaving a white ceiling tends to make the room feel lower then it is. (This is especially true when you have dark walls.)
Tip #3: If you are going to paint your floors, consider painting your rug. You can make a layout and design the space.
Tip #4: To create more height, try painting one room in 2 different finishes. If you've painted your wall with a flat finish, try painting the ceiling in a glossier finish.
Tip #5: Paint the molding the same color as the walls and ceiling will also create height.
Tip #6: Go by the 8 ft rule. If the ceiling is less then 8 ft high, paint the ceiling 2 shades lighter then the wall color. If the ceiling is higher then 8 ft, paint the ceiling 2 shades darker then the wall color.
Tip #7: Use flat paints in low-humidity spaces like the hallway and semi-gloss paints in high-humidity spaces, like the kitchen or bathroom.
Tip #8: Use a pearl finish on walls in a long and narrow space. This will create a luminescence and add more space.
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