Confessions of a Paintaholic

I have two confessions, Fall is my favorite season and I’m addicted to painting my house.  I enjoy the look, the feel, the smells and the sounds of fall.  The vibrant red, orange, gold and purple of the changing leaves.  The crispness of the cool evening air.  The sound of leaves crunching underfoot.

What is best about Fall, is the abundance of the season.   As we celebrate the harvest, we also look forward to the upcoming holidays and spending time with family and friends.

I repaint at least one room in my house every Fall. Everyone jokes that I’m losing square footage because of all of the layers of paint.  I can’t help it; I love the look and feel of a freshly painted room.  I find changing the color of a room invigorating.

Fall is a great time to take a long, hard and honest look at the inside of our homes.  Is it time for a fresh, new look?  When was the last time that you re-decorated your home?  Have you put off having company because you don’t feel good about your home?

Nothing changes the appearance of a home more than a fresh coat of paint.  A couple of days and a couple of gallons of paint can give your home a whole new look.

The colors of Fall provide a beautiful backdrop that can last all year.  A red dining room will look as good with Fall leaves and gourds as it will with the branches, berries and metallic of the holiday season.  The same red still looks great with spring blossoms and provides a lovely backdrop in summer.  The same holds true for velvety purple, rich warm chocolate brown and spicy orange.

Fall is a great time to fall in love with your home again.  Pick a beautiful new color, bring in some seasonal decorations and pick up the phone and invite people over.  Embrace the season.