Tracey Edwards | February 06 2015
Do you like to keep up with the latest fashion trends? How about the latest home trends? As an interior decorator, I have always used my home as “Ground Testing Center.” My walls will never fall down as they are well cured with many layers of paint. There have been faux finishes, murals, and all colors (well most colors) of the rainbow painted throughout my home at one time or another. When you’re wanting to change the decor of your room, the cheapest way to do that is to change the color of your walls. A gallon of paint averages around $50 for quality paint (Tip of the Day - Buy quality paint! Buying cheaper paint will result in multiple layers, meaning multiple cans of paint). A typical size room will need only one can of paint (unless you’re going from extremely dark to light or vice versa. Another tip: When going from lighter to darker, buy tinted PRIMER to save yourself some heartache and extra work.) My thoughts for changing wall colors - why not? A rainy day and a gallon of paint - will easily and cost efficiently change the look and feel of a room.
So, what color do you choose. The trend for 2015 is for wall colors to be JEWEL tones. Sapphire Blues and Purple Amethysts are topping the charts. Who knew that I was leading the trends? My dining room has been painted a deep blue for years! I personally LOVE the blue walls, with white settee, chairs upholstered with a white and blue print and other miscellaneous white accents. The dark satin walls reflect light so nicely - creating a lovely atmosphere.
How do you balance dark walls? You don’t want to look like you’re going into a dungeon or a dark pit. Furniture should be lighter, the room should also have a lot of natural light as well as various light fixtures. You can easily work with dark flooring as long as you’re ready to lay a light color area rug. You may be thinking - light carpet or a light rug - it’ll get so dirty! Ayoub is here to provide professional carpet cleaning and rug cleaning to keep light carpet, rugs and upholstery looking “like-new” longer. You can be as trendy as you want with dark walls and light color carpet, rugs and upholstery because Ayoub has you covered.
This blog is dedicated to all of our trendy customers in Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church, VA, Washington DC., and Potomac, MD. Ayoub Carpet Service has been assisting customers throughout the Northern Virginia, DC Metro and Maryland area since 1952. Providing Oriental Rug Cleaning, Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. There are two beautiful flooring showrooms in Chantilly, VA and Falls Church, VA showcasing carpet, hardwood, luxury vinyl tile, laminate and area rugs. Call or stop in one of our locations to talk about how we can assist you with your flooring needs.
Until Next Time - Cheers!
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