Interview a hundred interior designers and you'll hear it a hundred times, the quickest, easiest and cheapest bang for you buck is paint. "Paint is your friend!" they'll say, "Paint adds personality to a space" and "If you don't like the color, you can always re-paint!"
All true. Paint is a friendly design medium. Unlike wallpapering, almost anyone can do it. Actually anyone can do it, it's just a matter of how patient you are and even then it's usually a weekend project at most (read: quick DIY for those of us with short attention spans for house projects). And with the low VOC paints on the market, paint is the environment's friend as well. Paint is also, a great way to add character and depth to a space in need of a personality boost.