now that I think about it, I believe I put this in the wrong area...kinda
(I've italicized my problems for those who don't want to read me ramble, lol!
I'm very excited because my FH put down the deposit on our first apartment today! Its a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, and the building manager said that we could paint, and do whatever, (ohmigosh, no way!) as long as the walls were white when we moved out. We're going to be living here for three years, so I definatly want to paint! But I'm worried about the "just paint it white before you leave" part. I'm not experienced in painting, so I don't know what colors are hard to cover up. Here's what I was thinking:living/dining room
: deep red-berry accent wall with medium dark blue on the rest of the walls. We have a big blue lounge chair, navy futon, maroon telephone stand from the 50s, and black entertainment system. This room looks out onto our balcony, so it is very very bright. (Yay FL!) I would also like to add a bookself, but we'll see... The kitchen connects and would have coordinating blue accents, but remain mostly white.study
: brown accent walls with tan on the rest of the walls. (?) I was thinking of painting the bottom half of the room to look like a woven fabric. (paint bottom half dark brown, go over it with tan and scrape off with uneven scraper in crosshatch fashion.) This room will have our desks, my drafting table, and my sewing stuff. Possibly a book self.bedroom
: light green accent walls with a medium/darker light green on the main walls. This room will have an Asian theme, with the main piece being the queen sized bed that my FH and dad made. Its wood on the top part, and black on the bottom. I've got wicker lamps and a wall scroll of a dragon fighting a tiger as my accents. There will also be a small desk in here for FH's tablet PC. It has a black "granite" top with a wooden base. There will be a mirror over the bed.bathroom
: dark purple stripes on one wall, with lilac being the main wall color. This is my one girlie room! Unless purple is hard to paint over, I think I've got this room set. This will also act as the kitties' room.
So, really all I need to know is what colors are hard to paint over
. If most of my colors are problematic, I want to try starching fabric in a big rectangle behind the futon in the living room and using colorful curtains to spice things up.Problem with the window treatments is, the apartment comes with vertical blinds, which I hate, but my FH loves for the sunlight-blocking power they possess.
So they have to stay. Any suggestions for this? I basically need crafty ideas for covering them withough drilling massive holes in the wall for a new curtain pole.I want to have more than one color in each room, but I don't want just flat color. (see bathroom and study ideas)
Any way to spice things up without making giant geometric shapes?
Gosh this is a long post. I don't have access to the place until June 28th, so I've got a lot of time to think about it! Please, any ideas you have would be appreciated! I'll post pictures when I'm done (July4th is the date we plan to have everything done!)