The kitchen and bathroom of any home are sure to see a high amount of traffic
over the years. A whole lot of living happens in these rooms of your home, and
many great family memories are created around the kitchen table, or cooking a
meal together. The bathroom sees the same amount of action, yet is more of a practical
room that can also be a site of serenity where you can relax in a piping hot bath
and let your worries drift away. Clearly it is important to make these busy rooms
your own and personalize them with your own unique sense of style. Whether you
are living in an old Toronto townhouse or in one of the brand new Rosedale homes, personalizing these two rooms of your home can be done by any home owner.
The decoration and personalization of any room begins with the walls and which
paint colors you choose. Hardware stores usually have talented employees in
the paint department that can help you decide which colors to put together,
and which ones are going to best suit your personality and taste. These experts
also know many tricks and techniques for different painting styles, such as
creating a faux suede look, or stenciling inspirational phrases with wall lettering.
These people can be a great resource if you are feeling a bit lost in a sea
of color, and they can give you all of the tools and knowledge you will need
to make painting an easy and fun project.
Once you have the color on the walls, you will be amazed at how instantly the
place becomes your own. There are many different decorating philosophies out
there are far as which colors best suit each room. For instance, some experts
think you should paint the kitchen bright orange or red, since these colors
tend to stimulate your appetite. Others feel that the kitchen should be a soothing
place with a more neutral light green or yellow that will not be overpowering
or annoying, since you will be spending a great deal of time in the kitchen!
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Realtors are another great source for ideas and information on decorating.
After all, they see tons of houses every day, and therefore have probably seen
many great and not so great ideas. Contacting the Thornhill Ontario real estate agent you worked with to find your house may be a good way to get some assistance
with personalizing your kitchen and bathrooms. It is really a matter of personal
taste, however, and the great thing about wall color is that if you are unhappy
with it, you can always go get another gallon of paint and try a totally different
The bathroom, which is traditionally a smaller room, should be kept light and
airy. Choosing a dark purple or grey for the walls in the bathroom may give
it a claustrophobic feeling that you will want to avoid. Also, since the bathroom
is where a great deal of grooming and beautifying goes on, having an abundance
of light is beneficial. Perhaps you could install a sky light or put in a large
window to get natural sunlight into your bathroom. There are tons of ways to
make your bathroom your own through color and decor, and by filling it with
furnishings that are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional, you can have
room to store all of your beauty products, toiletries and the baby's diapers
out of sight while still keeping the decor in line with your unique and individual
sense of style.