Living Room Painting Ideas for the Holidays

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If you’re at all into the holidays, you probably know a thing or two about decorating. Beyond finding just the right holiday decor and the perfect tree, you might be considering painting your living room this season. In our opinion, any time of year is the right time to spice up your home!

There’s only one thing that stands between you and the perfect holiday living room, and that’s finding the right colors. Whether your holiday style is cozy or extravagant, paint always has a way of transforming your space.

The added factor of holiday painting is making sure your paint choices, your decorations, and your lighting are all on the same page!

Let the decor speak for itself.

Christmas decorations offer all kinds of color options, and it’s best when the paint colors contribute in a “less is more” kind of way. If you pick a softer living room color, your tree and tinsel don’t have to compete for attention with the walls. When it comes to soft, inviting colors, you can’t go wrong with lighter shades of cream, white, and off-white. When in doubt, think eggnog!

Here are a couple decor tips to help your colors contribute to the room:

  • Place your tree opposite an accent wall to balance out the color splashes
  • Decorate in zones to spread the color. Think fireplaces, windows, end tables…
  • Stick to the classics. Reds, greens, and golds go perfectly with just about everything!

Rigging up the right lights

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Whether you’re a candle-in-the-window household or a Christmas-disco-ball type of family, there are plenty of options for unique holiday lighting. The best part is that you have a whole season to let your lights shine. When picking your living room paint color, don’t forget to take your holiday lighting into account!

Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your lighting:

  • Mount white lights around your molding to create a calming, room-wide glow
  • Choose colored lights to spice up window frames and empty spaces
  • Remove or reorganize a lamp or two in favor of a well-lit ceiling hanging or decorative candles

Last, but not least, have fun and follow your gut! Holiday decorating is a great time for the whole family. Make sure your paint colors are on-point, then let things set and dry before you hang those lights!

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Categories: Color Tips, Interior House Painting