DIY project for couples: Painting your new home
Moving into a new place with your partner is truly an adventure of a lifetime. You get to start the process of building a new home from scratch. Bring some life to the empty canvas that is going to house the next chapter of your life, so start by painting your new place. It is also the perfect task to build your relationship. You will get to find out how well you work as a team.
Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind before starting to paint your house.
Giving equal priority to both of your taste
This is a combined journey and you two are a team. Remember, you two are also colourful and vibrant as individuals. Your home must represent all of these elements. While you may exert your individuality in colouring your own spaces (if there are any), remember that you two must agree on something similar for the common spaces you two will share.
Selecting a theme
Every room should have a theme and its own story. The bedroom is a place to relax and a more soothing, pastel colour palette will adequately represent that. On the flipside, if you have a home office, that space should sport a louder and a vibrant palette to make it energetic. A soothing shade will do the living-dining area some good as well as most of the light your home gets enters through this area. Keep a wall free, which can later be turned into a mural to truly give your home a unique touch.
Covering up furniture and surfaces
An essential part of the process is to ensure that the paint only reaches its intended surface. Wrap up other surfaces such as floors as well as furniture with newspaper before you commence with the task. This will save you from the hassle of having to clean up later not to mention that it will protect furniture from being ruined.
Painting from top to bottom
This means taking care of the ceiling first and then moving downwards gradually. Assuming that this will be your first-time painting, you might get overexcited and start doing the walls immediately which will come back to haunt you later.
Remembering to have fun
Just remember that this is a brand-new experience for you and your partner. So, do not get too carried away with getting things right. Have fun, enjoy each other's company and things will come together on their own.