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Using Paint to Update a Room


Upgrade plain walls with a vibrant color.
Upgrade plain walls with a vibrant color.

Of all the changes you can make to your home – new furniture, new textiles, complete renovations, adding on – swapping paint colors may be the easiest and cheapest. For the cost of a gallon of paint and a few hours of your time, you can turn a dated bedroom into a spa retreat; give a neutral living room a vibrant makeover; and take your kitchen from colorful and country to modern and sleek. Here are some other easy ways to use paint to update any room in your home.


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