One of the great things about painting your own home is being able to put your own twist on your property. That’s something which simply is not possible when you are instead bound by the bylaws set down by your landlord as part of a rental agreement. Under such an agreement, it’s your landlord who has the final say over how your property looks, and it’s them who, thus, make any and all artistic conditions. This can be especially creative for artistic types in particular, as well as those wishing to pour value back into their property. That’s one reason that home ownership is so popular – it allows you to take control over every minor detail of your home.
This includes even the most minute details of your walls. Chances are, you don’t think too much about your baseboards, but they are nevertheless an essential part of your walls from a construction, as well as a décor, standpoint. Successful home décor is all about getting the little things right, and so beautifying your baseboards is a subtle, yet effective, way of doing just that. These tips can help you inject new life into your baseboards and, thus, your entire interior décor scheme.
Choose Complementary Colors
Perhaps the most important thing to mention when it comes to selecting colors for your baseboards it to choose options which complement the color of the main wall. Ideally, your baseboards should act as the perfect accent marker to your walls’ main color scheme. While that doesn’t stop your baseboards from standing out on their own, it does mean you’ll want to make sure their color scheme isn’t so different that it clashes with your wall. If your walls are light, go dark. If they’re dark, go light. If they’re blue, choose complementary greens.
Complement Your Overall Theme
In addition to your walls’ color scheme, you’ll want to make sure to adhere to your overall interior decorating theme, as well. If you’ve chosen a minimalist approach to your home décor, for example, your baseboards should feature a sparse decorative design and simple design scheme to match. If you have chosen a rustic theme, you’ll want to be sure that your baseboards exhibit a woodgrain pattern, and probably the same one as your cabinetry so as to project a sense of cohesiveness in your design.
One common mistake with those looking to beautify their baseboards is to overreach. You don’t want your baseboards to be painted so boldly as to overshadow other elements of your décor with their loudness. When it comes to selecting a paint color for your baseboards, a little can go a long way.
Consider Your Carpeting
Last, but not least, you’ll want to consider the color of your carpeting, as well as your walls. While you definitely want you’re baseboards to complement the latter, savvy home decorators will make sure that their color and texture complement the former as well.
Add some flavor to your home with these tips and tricks for bringing beauty to your baseboards.