Aaron and Heather are no strangers to Apartment Therapy, they've shared their converted St. Louis firehouse home with us before. Their latest project? Making over a guest bedroom they affectionately call the Captain's Suite. It was painted this bright orange shade with accents of royal blue, probably inspired by a sports' team as Heather suspects this was the previous owner's "man cave." It wasn't quite Heather and Aaron's style, and the orange shade was keeping that beautiful brick from shining like it's supposed to.
If you think the secret to a making a grand statement in your bedroom is buying an expensive, clunky headboard that takes up too much space and time to assemble, we have good news for you. There's a seriously easy and chic way to transform your bedroom in a single weekend. The simple solution? Paint your headboard. Here's why we're raving over this painted problem-solver:
Looking to add a little color to your home, but not sure which color would look right in your space? We found readers who had this same paint color dilemma, and asked them to try the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer for web or iPad – an easy (and fun!) online tool that lets you upload a photo of your room and virtually "paint" the walls with different colors. They’ve come up with four bold colors for their spaces, but they need you to help decide which one to choose!
It seems like we're always looking for an easy way to add a little color and contrast into our homes without sacrificing too much money or time. But finding the one color that is the right one for your room can sometimes take more energy than the job itself. The simple solution? Half-painted walls. We're loving this super easy, personalized, and colorful way to change your home in 24 hours. Still split in two as to how to get started? Here are our two-toned tricks:
The paint on Jen's house was peeling in patches, and even non-existent in certain spots. Jen definitely felt her house looked dilapidated and unloved, and wanted to increase its curb appeal. Although she was daunted by the prospect, she and her parents stepped up one weekend, and used a little elbow grease. See what they were able to do for only $125....
I can’t believe we’re here at last – we’ve finally (after nine years–eek!) finished renovating and decorating the last room in our little Cape Cod home! We saved our own room for last, of course. The kids’ rooms have been beautiful for years, the first floor is completely redone, but our own space has been plain-Jane for as long as I can remember. Luckily, I believe that I can say with certainty that our boudoir is plain no longer:
I’m a little embarrassed to show this here, but welcome to my super plain-Jane, boring, blah bedroom, AKA the last room in the house to receive any TLC. We’ve fixed up the bones of the room since we moved in – we removed a huge behemoth of a radiator, ripped out old dingy carpet, and added new hardwood floors, but we have done close to zilch as far as decorating. That's where you come in...
When there's no clear distinction between where your walls end and the ceiling starts, a simple painting project can become a very tricky minefield littered with questions like "What should I do here?"
For anyone out there who's a fan of coloring outside the lines – both literally and figuratively – here's an unexpected paint job: Paint just the edge. It's a simple project you can knock out in a weekend, just look for a short side of... something that could use a pop of color. Here are our ideas:
There's such a wide range of great blue hues, which can be a great thing or a bit overwhelming, depending what kind of decision maker you are. The shade of blue paint you choose can completely change the vibe in your space, from bold and Mediterranean to cool and fresh to grey and calming. Here are 10 great blue paints from Sherwin-Williams that you should consider next time you're looking to change things up. They definitely won't leave you with a case of the blues.