The holidays are right around the corner, and in a few short weeks we’ll enter the relaxing slump that follows New Years and ends with Valentine’s Day. It’s a slow time of year, which makes it perfect for DIY-ers looking to cross something off their to-do list. Not to mention, after a month of festive home décor, decorated trees and bright lights, things can start to feel a little drab in the post-holiday season.
A great way to revamp not only your home but your mood is with a fresh coat of paint. Consulting with a company like Ireland’s Finest Painting can provide you with ideas and advice if you’re having trouble figuring out where to begin. In the meantime, we’ll give you some quick tips and tricks.
Lots of people make the understandable assumption that the walls are the end-all be-all of a home’s color scheme. Well, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case. If a bold color seems too gauche for your walls, look to your trim! Fun accents can bring a pop of color to your home without feeling like you’re committing to something that you might not like in the long-term. Plus, this is incredibly easy to switch out if you find yourself wanting another refresh a few years down the line.
As we mentioned earlier, the post-holiday stretch can feel like a major adjustment from the cheer and merriment of the previous months. If you’re feeling a little down, or experiencing stress about what the coming year brings, the therapeutic effects of color can have a major impact on improving your mood.
For example, greens give us a sense of excitement and energy while blues tend to make us feel tranquil and calm. Pinks and yellows encourage happiness and socialization. More neutral colors help us to clear our heads and zone out.
If your home (and your heart) are in need of a little pick-me-up, you should consider using some of this downtime to book a consultation with a painting contractor to see what your options are. When you choose Ireland’s Finest, you can be confident that we will deliver quality work done by our team of trusted craftsmen.