Move a Wall without Construction Costs

Reblogger Maureen McCabe
Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

 

Judy Klem an expert in home staging offers a cool paint trick... or two or three!

This could make all the difference in the world in small room in a Clintonville or Worthington type of home, remodel with color!

Thanks to Judy in Connecticut for allowing her post to be Re-Blogged.

 

Original content by Judy Klem

Move a Wall without Construction Costs

No, it's not an April Fool's joke. You can make a small room appear a bit bigger while also adding a bit more dimension for the eye with this simple effect. Very low cost, very high impact - even when the change is fairly subtle.

In a small room, push back one wall by painting it a deeper shade in the same palette as the other walls. Home Depot has a great interactive tool on their website to see what different paint choices would look like in a room, as shown in the photo below.

 

Move a Wall with Paint Color

 

This will have two effects. The first is that it will seem that the darker wall is farther away, giving the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is.

The second is that you have created a focal point where a small room previously may not have had anything particularly interesting to focus on before.

This technique works best when you can paint the deeper shade on the wall you see first when standing in the doorway; in other words, the wall farthest from you.

To make this wall more memorable, feature something decorative on it that is big enough to make an impact without overpowering the room. Some suggestions are:

   - An arrangement of artworks
   - Several shelves showcasing a variety of books and objects
   - Sculptural decorative objects

 

This photo shows an ingenious arrangement of small photos that give the illusion of a large window looking out on an ocean scene:

 

Wall Decor

 

 

Perhaps there is an architectural detail in the room, and you'd like to give it more impact. The deeper color on this wall, or part of the wall, such as the bump out for the chimney above the fireplace, will immediately draw the eye to it.

Move a wall, just for the cost of a can of paint and some time rolling it on. No construction needed!

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Photo credit:  Wall Decor

 

Move a Wall without Construction Costs

 

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Thanks for the repost - I had missed this. It's always fun to see what other people do.

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