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01/26/2012 09:07 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Update Your Decor With Easy Paint Projects

Wary of painting all four walls? For high impact, highlight one detail with color.

Paint Interior Doors
Tips and tricks: Changing the color of an interior door can take a room from drab to fab. But too much contrast between the door and the wall can be jarring, warns Filian. If your walls are bright, choose a similarly lively color for the door. If they're subdued, go for a soft shade. Be sure to paint the frame too, so the door doesn't seem to float in space.

Best paint for the job: It's easiest to clean smudges and grime off gloss or semigloss paint. But avoid paints that are super-shiny―they tend to reveal even the tiniest nicks and dents.

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