Guest Post: New year, fresh paint

Interior designer Andrea Schumacher of Denver-based O Interior Design shares decorating secrets for making the most of that mainstay of home makeovers: paint.

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Using paint is a great way to spruce up your home: Not only is it inexpensive and readily available, but there are endless color options to choose from for any particular project. One great way to bring paint and color into a space is to paint the ceiling. Check out these beautiful roomsâwe love how elegant each space is, and how the painted ceiling brings a sense of style to an otherwise simple space and balances the patterned floor.

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Ready to give your house a quick facelift? Try painting your front door. No matter the style or type of home you have, a cheerful color will certainly make for a more inviting entrance. A bright red or deep blue is great for a traditional or classic home, or if you want to lean a little more contemporary, go for a bright yellow or shade of green.

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