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How to Transform Your Home for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us again! As the days grow shorter and the occasional snowflake lilts through the air, you may be inspired to create a magical environment for family gatherings this year.

Maybe you want to create a warm and cozy bedroom, a festive winter wonderland in your living room, or a unique color combination for your dining room. Whatever the mood you’re trying to set, a touch of paint can help you transform your home in dramatic fashion. Here are some ideas to give you inspiration:

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1. Warm & Cozy 

 

How to Transform Your Home for the Holidays - Warm Paint Hues

Adding the right hue can instantly create a warm and cozy feel for the holidays. (Clockwise from top left, Cinnamon Slate; Hot Chocolate; Jack Pine; Spiced Apple Cider; all colors by Benjamin Moore)

And you don’t have to paint the whole wall to create a big impact. “Pops of color can be great ways to add interest to a room in a subtle way,” says Benjamin Moore color and design expert Andrea Magno. “The inside of a bookcase, behind glass cabinets, an accent piece of furniture, or even the inside of a closet or a door—the key is to bring in a pop of color in a location that makes sense with the space.”

 

2. Winter Wonderland

 

How to Transform Your Home for the Holidays - Winter Wonderland

Another great way to add a festive touch to your home is by transforming a room into a winter wonderland. A fresh coat of white or off-white paint with silvery-gray or blue trim is an excellent starting point. You can also paint your fireplace in stunning white to help set off your colorful holiday decorations. And, don’t worry – a white fireplace works well all year-round.

 

3. Colorful Combinations

 

Looking for a unique color combination for your holiday pallet? Here’s a great tip from HGTV.com: “Take a color cue from holiday gift bags. Incorporating several colors into a space is often a stumbling block for many do-it-yourselfers. By simply perusing the gift bag aisle, you’ll find exciting and unusual combinations that are often easily transferable to your space.”

 

Get Your Interior Painting Project Done!

Painting the rooms of your home for the holidays is a fun family project with a modest price tag. Choose colors that will harmonize all year round, and don’t be afraid to ask the experts at GNH Lumber for guidance and tips along the way.

Sources: https://www.countryliving.com/home-design/decorating-ideas/advice/g2094/cozy-holiday-decorating-ideas/; https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/architectural-details/painting-stone/; https://www.hgtv.com/remodel/interior-remodel/paint-color-and-decorating-tips


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