As the temperatures fall and we retreat indoors to hunker down for yet another cold, long winter, it might be a great time to take on all that interior redesign work that you and that special someone or housemate have been putting off for quite some time now. This includes adding a fresh coat or new coat of paint down to a complete overhaul of your living room, bedroom, kitchen, etc.

As we continue to march through the winter and the 2020 pandemic, our new normal involves lots of time indoors with loved ones or your significant other, making now to perfect time to take on a new painting project. Today’s blog is for all of the love birds out there. Below, you’ll find our top 3 essential tips for interior painting as housemates, partners, or a couple!

1. Choose Your Colors Together

The first step on any successful interior painting mission is choosing the correct colors suited for your home, rooms, and personality. While this can be challenging, doing your research and consulting with your partner often is a surefire way to ensure project satisfaction. Also, be sure to check out various websites, such as Color Meanings by Jacob Olesen, to research the feelings, emotions, and psychological effects tied to different colors, and match the colors and emotions to the rooms of your home. 

Once you’ve decided your colors, it’s time to visit your local paint shop or home improvement store, so be sure to bring your mask! There, you’ll be able to consult local painting experts, pick up painting supplies, and of course, purchase cans of paint.

2. Communication Is Key

The key to interior painting success (and relationship success, for that matter), is communication. Make sure that you and your partner communicate frequently with full transparency throughout the painting process. Share painting tips with each other, take turns, and most importantly, listen to your partner. 

It’s imperative that you both come together through excitement and compromise to create or design your home and/or room(s) that truly represents you and reflects your relationship. You’d be surprised by the amount of bonding, togetherness, and conversing time gained by taking a project outside of the normal hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.

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3. Most Importantly, Have Fun!

If you go into painting projects with the wrong mindset, painting can be challenging, tedious, and frustrating. No one wants that. Our last and most important tip for painting the interior of your home is to have fun! 

Painting is an excellent way to spend quality time with your significant other, housemate, or partner through a productive project that you can take on together. Have fun, laugh, and play throughout the process and you’ll be onto your next project before you know it! With all the seriousness and even downright scariness going on in the world right now, why not have fun coming together to make your home or apartment truly beautiful because it’s yours.