Painting your living room is a simple and inexpensive way to spiff up your entire home. It is usually a simple do-it-yourself project that may take just one day or the weekend. It is a project that your whole family to take part in.

The first thing that you want to do is choose the right color. You can visit a local hardware store and see all of the colors they offer. Talk to the sales people and tell them about the area that you are planning to paint. They will be able to give you good suggestions on the type of paint that is appropriate for your home. For example, if you have small children in your home, you may want something that is a little bit glossy since it will be easy to clean. Once you decide on a type of paint and the right color, the salesperson will use a paint filling machine to mix the right paint for your project. When you are at the hardware store, you can pick up a roller, tray, brushes, tape, and the other items you will need for the project.

In order to start the project, you want to clear out as much of the furniture and other things in the home in order to protect them and to have plenty of space to work. Clean the walls. Remove nails and fill in the holes so that you have a clean and smooth surface to work on. Use tape to protect areas where you do not want the paint to touch. For example, you can put tape around window frames and along the floor.

The next step is to use a brush to paint areas where the roller will not be able to reach, like along the ceiling and floor as well as in the corners. Then you just need to put some paint into a tray and then use the roller to apply the paint to the wall.

It is really that simple and easy to paint your living room. This inexpensive project that will brighten up your home and get the whole family involved.