Ideas for painting and decorating in Dubai
If you have your own gym and want to add your own flair to it, you may be overwhelmed with ideas. There are many components to a gym and different areas which will, of course, vary from gym to gym. Understanding what you can do with your gym is the key to making the appearance of your gym welcoming and exciting.
Use a color that is different from the typical, standard colors like white and beige. Try using brighter colors to make the gym look lively. Make sure to stay away from neon colors though anything too bright may be distracting or annoying. You could even try painting one wall one color and another wall on the other side a different color. Try using complementary colors for a look appealing to the eye.
Your Own Graffiti
Personalize your gym. If you or someone you know has an artistic side, try painting a logo on a wall with something that is unique to your gym. Paint your gym’s name or your mascot on the wall, with the date your gym was established to make it a little bit of history.
Post your credentials. It’s important for your clients to trust you and your certifications. It’s one thing to say you have the credentials, but another to actually prove it. To verify your credentials, post any and all certifications you have on a wall that is easily visible. Make sure that you do this for anyone who is going to be training someone or leading classes.
Post candid photos. To build a bigger sense of community in your gym, take and post pictures of workouts or before-and-after pictures. Showing people’s progress or showing the fun that people have at your gym, as well as what kinds of things potential customers can expect at your gym, can drive more business to your gym.
Mirrors and Lighting
Install mirrors on at least two walls of your gym to make it look larger. Mirrors are also good for people to check their form and for a trainer to help point out their errors or what they are doing correctly. You should also make sure to have proper lighting, neither too harsh nor too dim, for both safety and welcoming aesthetics.
How to Decorate an Apartment with Color When You Can’t Paint
We all love to watch decorating shows and they always say the easiest and lowest cost decorating method is to paint the walls. Painting adds wonderful color to a room and can impart a theme or mood to the home. But if you live in an apartment and are prohibited from painting the walls, here are some great ways to add color without painting!
Things You’ll Need
Blank gesso canvas
Aryclic art paint
An easy way to define a space within a room and add color is an area rug. One large dramatic and colorful area rug is much better than multiple smaller area rugs scattered throughout a room. If you are decorating the living room, for example, select one large area rug to anchor the center of the room and then place the furnishing around this area rug with the coffee table in the center. Use this colorful area rug to pull colors from to use in other parts of the room such as wall art and curtains.
Use colorful curtains at the windows to add color to a room without painting. It will look more dramatic if you use solid color curtains or draperies and not prints. Make all the draperies or curtains the same color and purchase the longest length available. Mount the curtains way above the top of the window, as far up as you can with still having the curtains reach the floor. The curtains should puddle about 4-6 inches on the floor.
Of course, you can add color to walls without painting by using wall art which you can purchase, but you can also make your own wall art, even if you are not an artist. Go to a crafts store and purchase premounted canvas that has gesso applied. Gesso is just a primer for the canvas that allows you to paint on top of it easily. These canvases come in many sizes but you will want to purchase the larger sizes, poster size or larger to make the biggest color impact statement for the room. Also, get some acrylic craft paints that come in the 2-ounce bottles. These are very inexpensive and are water clean-up. Buy a few large brushes. Choose bold paint colors that reflect the theme of your room. If you are doing the French Country style, you will want to choose the golden yellows and lavenders to reflect the French Provence countryside. You do not need to paint a picture unless you want to and are artistic. Simply paint the entire canvas the color of your choice. Then hang 3 large canvases side by side on your biggest wall. This will give the illusion that the room has been painted that color.
Another way to bring color to a wall in your apartment without painting the walls is to purchase a giant 9 x 12-foot canvas drop cloth which is available at any home improvement store. You can then paint this canvas using paint and a roller to paint the entire canvas, or paint using stencils or free-hand designs. Then hang this canvas on your largest wall.