21 Easy Designer Home Decor Tips and Tricks

If you want your home to make a great first impression, paint the front door a fun, glossy hue. "Red is the color of good luck in many cultures," said Lara Allen-Brett, an actor based in New Jersey. A red door means "welcome" for weary travelers in early America, and the churches it is a safe haven. Two other colors get favors: orange and yellow, according to San Francisco-based actor Christopher Breining. Both the color associated with joy and warmth. One thing that should go: battered screen door. Remove or replace it with a storm door with full-length glass that you can switch out to the screened panel.

Stick to colors like beige or gray, especially on the first floor, where the flow is important. "You want to minimize the jarring transition," said Breining. wall decor gives you the flexibility neutral site, allowing you to easily switch to your accessories. And if you have two small rooms next to each other, painting them the same neutral color helps them feel bigger. Look strip paint and move up or down one or two colors to subtle variations from room to room, suggests Allen-Brett.