Cantor’s Corner: Updating Your Home With Paint and Furniture
Presented by Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
by Gregg Cantor
Resident Expert, The Home Pro Show
President, Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Some new paint and furniture is a relatively inexpensive way to update your home and improve your quality of living without the mess and fuss of extensive renovation. And sometimes a facelift is all a home needs to come to life. If you don’t have the budget to do it all at once, you can always take one room at a time.
Start with Inspiration
A good paint store will help you with a color palette and the designers at your local furniture showroom can help plan out the space. Another helpful tip is to create an inspiration board of colors, textures and patterns to narrow down the style you would like to achieve. You can bring the board (or folder, swatches, ect.) to both the paint store and furniture store to bring your vision to life.
A very helpful tool for room planning is Mor Furniture For Less’ room planner. When choosing styles, always consider timeless or trendy, your own lifestyle needs and the durability of the products if you have children or pets. Timeless will generally stand the test of time and you won’t have to incur the cost of redecorating. You may get tired of trendy and end up replacing pieces, so it’s often best to leave trendy for the accessories.
Finish with Paint
Once you have the bulk of the room furnished, head to your local paint store to find a color that ties it all together. Don’t be afraid of color and be sure to buy pints of paint and put some on the wall to test before committing. Color is affected by light, so it is important to see it in your own space.