Show Your Interior Some Love This Valentine's Day with These Tips

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No matter your feelings toward Valentine’s Day, it’s never a bad time to convey your feelings for others. Of course, as important as it is to express your love for friends and family, it’s equally as important to show yourself some love, too. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not do something nice for yourself for a change? Sure, you could buy yourself a box of chocolates or binge your favorite TV show, but why not go bigger this year and update your living space? After all, your residence is a reflection of your personality and preferences -- making an effort to improve your interior is a powerful way to express yourself.

How to Improve Your Interior for Valentines Day

There’s no need to wait until March 20th (the beginning of spring) to tackle your cleaning. Why not get a headstart one month in advance as a gift to yourself and your interior? Housework might not be the most conventional “gift,” but the results of a thorough interior cleaning are priceless -- plus, if you handle this task now, you can enjoy the spring season without “spring cleaning” hanging over your head. As you dust, sweep, mop, vacuum, etc., take this opportunity to reorganize your interior, throw away/donate old items, and visualize how you might adjust your interior design and color palette. You might be surprised by how much you can improve your interior by spending a day or two cleaning up.

Wave Goodbye to that Old Wallpaper

It doesn’t take an interior design expert to tell you that wallpaper is a relic of a bygone era. While certain types of wallpaper are coming back in style to some degree, traditional wallpaper can make an interior feel smaller and more antiquated than it actually is. If you’ve been meaning to tear down your wallpaper for a while, give yourself the gift of paper-free walls this Valentine’s Day. Before you get started, though, make sure you have the proper knowledge and tools to tackle this project properly. For the best results and least potential damage, hire a professional wallpaper removal contractor. Yes, there are a number of home remedies to remove wallpaper and online tutorials out there, but if you lack the right experience, you can end up making a bigger mess than you bargained for.

Once you’ve successfully gotten rid of your wallpaper, you can start making significant improvements to your interior.

Make Time for Touch Ups

Now that your interior is clean and free from unwanted wallpaper (if applicable), you’ll have a clearer view of your space’s overall condition. You might notice marks, cracks, dings, and dents on your drywall, gaps that require fresh caulk, faded or peeling paint, and so on. Show your interior some love by making any and all necessary repairs and touch ups. Minor issues are often resolved with basic tools and instructions that the lay-person can follow and execute. If you notice deeper problems, however (i.e. water damage, large areas of broken drywall, etc.), or you’re not confident in your interior painting or repair abilities, hire a professional to help you fix up your space.

Pick Out Those Paint Colors You’ve Always Loved

So, you’ve cleaned your home and repaired/touched up the surfaces and areas that need it -- now what? You could stop there, but if you really want to show your interior and yourself some love this Valentine’s Day, consider updating your interior palette with your ideal paint colors (that is, if you’re no longer happy with all of your interior’s current colors). Perhaps you’ve always wanted to incorporate purple, yellow, orange, or some other vibrant color in your home but never had the courage or opportunity to do so. Of course, even your favorite colors might not work so well in your space and/or under your current lighting setup. For these reasons, it’s important to spend time with multiple color samples and use online visualization tools to see how certain colors might look in your space. If you’re not sure how to select interior paint colors with confidence, professional painters can help you navigate your preferences and various color palettes until you find the optimal options.

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

There’s more to interior painting than just coating your walls and ceilings. If you want to make a big splash this Valentine’s Day, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. A quality cabinet painting job can drastically change the look and feel of your entire kitchen, since these features tend to take up so much real estate in this room. In addition to introducing new color and life into your kitchen, painting your cabinets also shields them from moisture, thermal shock, impact, and more, extending the lifespan of your cabinetry. Before you decide to undertake this renovation, though, keep in mind that kitchen cabinet painting is a somewhat lengthy and complex project that involves several steps (i.e. disassembly and reassembly, cleaning, sanding, etc.). As such, it’s best to hire a reliable cabinet painting company to take care of most, if not all, of this project. Whatever you decide to do, providing your interior with freshly painted cabinets is a great way to show your space some love.

Refinish Your Front Door

Love is all about letting others in, and your home’s front door is a strong metaphor for this concept -- your front door is the portal that welcomes others (and yourself) into your abode, after all. That’s why the final tip for showing your interior some love this Valentine’s Day is refinishing and/or repainting your front door. It’s not always clear whether this project falls under exterior or interior painting services. Regardless, a full refinishing job will enhance both your exterior and your interior. The refinishing process usually involves sanding, staining or painting, and sealing for additional protection and shine. Whether you decide to stain your front door, paint it a new color, replace its hardware, or some combination, refreshing your front door is like the cherry on top of a Valentine’s Day renovation.

Give Yourself the Gift of Interior Improvement This Valentine’s Day

There’s no correct way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (if you plan to celebrate the holiday at all). Still, the holiday serves as a reminder of the importance of loving one another and ourselves. At Nash Painting, we share a passion for beautiful spaces, and this passion is expressed in our work. Let us help you show your interior in Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN some love this year. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!