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10 Small Updates That Make Big Statements

July 25, 2017

If you’re not looking to make a huge commitment or undertake a full redesign, but want to achieve a bold look, look no further than these small-scale updates. Ceiling moulding, window frames, doors and so much more can all be transformed with a quick coat of paint.

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Ceiling Moulding

Spruce up your walls by transforming the space around your moulding into a modern room accent. Skip the complete wall takeover and paint a small element of your space for a more subtle approach. Whether you paint the moulding itself or designate a section of the wall either above or below the moulding for a splash of color, this update will add just the right amount of playfulness to any interior.

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Window Frames

Window frames are the perfect spot for a quick, simple makeover. These tiny borders require only a small paint brush, a steady hand and a decent amount of patience. Paint every aspect of the frames from top to bottom or choose only a portion to highlight. Whether you go with a window overhaul or just add a thin border of contrast, these new touches will make your windows even more appealing

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Door Frames

Painted doors often make for jaw-dropping touches, but door frames are just as important when it comes to small upgrades. Even bright, airy rooms deserve a little definition, and outlining the frames in dark black does the trick. From the thinnest of frames on french doors to thick industrial front doors, adding a little contrast will do wonders for a space that is otherwise sporting one shade of paint.

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If you don’t want to get a ladder involved in your paint update, this is the approach for you. Baseboards are the ideal spot to introduce bold color choices into your space, without having to face your fear of heights. Whether you are matching these low details to window frames or you want them to stand out completely on their own, this hassle-free update will take minimal effort, but the outcome will be fantastic.

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