Holidays are a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, making them welcome in your home. Whether you host Thanksgiving dinner, have out-of-town guests arriving, or are planning a festive party between the big holidays, you want your home to look its best. As we approach the holiday season, now is the time to get your home ready for the many memories you will make this year. Here are some ideas to spruce up your home with new paint and décor to make it warm and welcoming for the holidays to come.
Updating Your Exterior
When holiday guests arrive at your home, the exterior will make the first impression. You see your home day in and day out, making it easy to overlook areas that may need to be updated. Those who rarely come to your home or are seeing it for the first time are more likely to notice the trim that is peeling or the faded color of your home. There is no time like the present to give your exterior an update to make a stunning first impression on your guests when they come calling during the holiday season. Touching up the trim, repainting your porch, changing the color of your front door, or doing a complete exterior paint job can give your home the makeover it needs to sparkle during the holidays.
Friendly Foyers and Entryways
Once you open the door to your home to invite in holiday guests, the foyer or entryway is the welcome mat to your home. This is a great place to make a style statement and create a friendly, festive atmosphere. Choosing bright colors for your foyer can add positive energy to your home and make your guests feel comfortable from the moment they step through the doorway. Adding new paint and holiday décor to match the season is a fantastic and affordable way to give a quick update to your entryway for the holidays.
Guest Room Getaways
Do you plan on having guests from out of town stay with you over the holidays? Make sure they feel at home by sprucing up your guest room. A new coat of paint and some homey touches can ensure they have a personal place to relax and get away while enjoying your hospitality. One nice touch is to include a little gift basket with things they made need during their stay. Add some snacks, bottles of water, books, toiletries and other thoughtful items to turn your guest room into a quaint B&B experience. Be sure to leave extra blankets and pillows to make them comfortable.
Deck Out Your Dining Room
Many holiday festivities center around a fabulous meal. Give your culinary efforts the background they deserve with a new look for your dining room. If you have a separate dining area or room, this is a great place to go bold for the décor. Choosing a dramatic new paint for your dining room is a fun way to add contrast in your home. For small dining rooms, offset the bold color by adding mirrors to the walls to open up the space. Use the table to add holiday style, with centerpieces, chair covers and festive napkins.
Liven Up the Living Room
Whether you are gathering around the fireplace or toasting the New Year, the room that often gets the most use during holiday gatherings is your living room. Is it ready for the holidays? We are not talking about the decorations on the wall or mantel, but the walls, ceilings and mantel themselves. This is a perfect time to give your living room a new look before you hang your holiday decorations. Update the color on the walls, rejuvenate your fireplace mantel with new paint, or brighten your ceiling with a fresh hue to give a glorious backdrop to your holiday decorations.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen
You can try to shoo people out of the kitchen during holiday parties and gatherings, but it rarely is successful. The tempting smells of sumptuous foods beckon people to come to your kitchen, so make sure the room looks wonderful when they sneak in. New paint for the cupboards can be a quick way to give your kitchen a fresh look for the holidays and the rest of the year.
Your Holiday Home Makeover Experts
If you want to get your home holiday-ready with new paint, call our professional team at the Arizona Painting Company. We offer color consultations and expedient appointments to get started on your holiday painting makeover. Whether you want to update the exterior of your home or just need a guest room or entryway interior paint job, we will ensure you get the best quality workmanship in time to impress your guests this holiday season. Call us today for an estimate.