A trend I noticed on a recent trip to Charleston, SC, is the painting of porch ceilings. At first, I thought that it was just a trendy movement in the south, but I’ve come to discover that the residents painted it blue to deter bugs (a worthy cause in mosquito country).
This bug repellent technique is a pretty one and can easily be implemented in your home. Painting the ceiling of a neutral bathroom, hallway, or even bedroom can add character and unique flare that was missing before.

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