It’s almost that time of year again. You know, the one with falling leaves, crisp air, and a sense of something magical in the air. While those seasonal staples are certainly present in all homes that celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, few can boast a home that feels truly festive year-round. That’s why we’re here to help you upgrade your home from “holiday neutral zone” to “holiday wonderland.” After reading our expert advice and Insider tips on how to give your home a fresh coat of paint for the season, you’ll be ready to revamp any space into an enchanting abode filled with holiday spirit!
Step 1: Choose your space
Before you even begin to think about paint colors, you need to figure out which space you plan to revamp. For example, a full-house paint job is a major investment, so it’s probably not the best route if you want to transform your foyer into a festive haven. That’s why experts recommend focusing on one key space like your front door, dining room, or foyer.
Step 2: Figure out what you want to accent
Choosing a decorative accent is the next step in transforming your space. If you’re looking to bring Christmas cheer to your dining room, consider ways to incorporate red, green, and gold in your design. You can do that with a tree, table decorations, or a rug. If you’re planning to transform your foyer into a Halloween haven, you can use orange, black, and purple accents to trick out your space. Keep in mind that there’s no rule that says you can’t mix and match seasonal décor, so feel free to use elements that have nothing to do with Halloween or Christmas.
Step 3: Decide on a color for your base layer
Now that you’ve figured out what you want to accent and have decided on a color for your base layer, it’s time to choose a hue that is festive, but not too gaudy. Keep in mind that you don’t have to stick to red, green, or orange for your base layer if you’re trying to create a Christmas vibe. There are plenty of other festive colors that you can choose for your base layer. For example, if you want to create a winter wonderland vibe, you can use white or grey for your base layer.
Step 4: Pick the perfect festive hue
Now that you’ve figured out which color you want to use for your base layer, it’s time to choose a festive hue to add to the mix. This color should complement your base layer and accent elements you’ve chosen to include in your design. The best way to figure out which hue to pick is to ask yourself a few questions. What kind of look do you want to create? Do you want your space to be warm and cozy, or cool and crisp? What feelings do you want your design to evoke?
Step 5: Add an ultra-glossy topcoat
Now that you have your base layer and festive hue picked out, it’s time to add an ultra-glossy topcoat. This step is optional, but it can really take your festive design to the next level. If you’re planning to transform your dining room into a Christmas haven, you can use red as your base layer and green as your festive hue. If you want to add an ultra-glossy topcoat to your design, try gold. If you’re planning to transform your foyer into a Halloween haven, you can use orange as your base layer and black as your festive hue. If you want to add an ultra-glossy topcoat to your design, try purple.
Step 6: Touch up and add final touches
Once you’ve added your base layer, festive hue, and ultra-glossy topcoat, it’s time to touch up your design and add final touches. This is the best time to add accents that aren’t too Halloween or Christmas-specific, like a non-holiday-themed decorative piece. You can also consider adding fresh flowers to your design. If you’re revamping your dining room, you can also consider painting your chairs. With these 6 steps, you can help transform your home from holiday neutral zone to holiday wonderland! Now that you’ve read our expert advice on how to give your home a fresh coat of paint for the season, you’re ready to revamp any space into an enchanting abode filled with holiday spirit!