When I was a little girl, the homes I lived in with my parents always had white walls. My father’s theory was that you never decorated your house in a way that might put off potential buyers.
My father was always prepared to put the house on sale. :wall:
I never subscribed to this theory and as soon as we bought our first house, I started painting. I thought our house in Texas was beautiful–with painstakingly sponge-painted walls in the kitchen and dining room, and carefully coordinated colors in every other room. The people who bought it promptly painted the entire house white. So maybe my dad was right and that’s what most people want. We moved into our new house in North Carolina–and all the walls were white. I’m working on what I figure is probably a five-year decorating plan to wipe out the white. The dining room is a gorgeous deep red now–the room is not quite finished since I still need to hang things on the wall and do something about window coverings. (Do I? I keep thinking that window looks just fine with NO window treatment, but yet it seems unfinished…..)
I finished painting my living room this weekend. See that big space over the couch? I can’t figure out what to put there. I tried framed photographs, but they didn’t look quite right. When we moved in, there were ugly green drapes on the windows, the walls were white, and the wainscoting was a dark wood stain. I painted the wainscoting white to lighten up the room and used a pretty Buttercup color on the walls. Yes, the walls match my cat. He looks really good sprawled out in there. :heart:
I painted the front hall the other day, but I don’t like the furniture in there. I keep looking and looking, but I can’t find the right thing. I used a pretty neutral sand color on the walls because it coordinates with the unfinished wallpaper I’m putting up in the kitchen. I’m still waiting for the wallpaper to leap onto the walls all by itself.
I’m taking the sand color all the way up the stairs and down the very long upstairs hallway. See where I stopped? Yeah, that’s where it got hard, LOL. How am I supposed to get to the ceiling edge going up the stairs when you can’t set a ladder on stairs? I don’t know but I’ve promised my family that when I get back from Reno I will risk life and limb getting the rest of the stairway painted. Then on to the kids’ rooms–my daughter’s room is already painted red. My office is purple (but only half-finished) and the boys have yet to pick their colors. There’s also a big den upstairs and a third-story office for my husband. Downstairs, there’s still the master bedroom, but the color is still under debate. I want a soft, sagey green. My husband hates green. And then there are the bathrooms….
I’m not sure five years is long enough for this plan. :fryingpan:
So what about you? Are the rooms in your house a million different colors, or do you stick with white?