Paint finishes and patterns can take interior decor to a whole new level! Walls are wasted vertical space that can be put to good use to enhance and unify decor in a room. Faux finishes can be used to make a wall look like fabric or marble or achieve a vintage look, the choices are endless.
The best part? This is an inexpensive decorating technique! So go ahead and give all your room an instant makeover with these painted strokes!
Multiple colored stripes offset tribal themed decor
Stripes can be painted horizontally, vertically or
diagonally across a wall, you can even vary the width of the stripe for added
effect. Do remember vertical stripes make walls look higher, while horizontal
stripes widen a room optically. Create a subdued contrast with two shades or
use multiple colors for a fun look, and for a classier finish, use glossy paint
stripes over matte finish paint of the same color.
Subdued beige and white stripes create a soft mood in
Stripes in shades of red and pink add pop to a girls
Pastel polka dots in a little girls dream room
Shiny silver dots in a nursery
Use a stencil to create an eye catching pattern
The pattern stenciled on a white base creates an accent wall to echo the fan shaped chair
Paint shapes and designs in a combination of different
shades and textures to create interesting walls. Pick a motif from
your existing decor and replicate it on the walls to bring the decor together
or echo the shape of furniture and décor items in a room.
Textured squares painted on the wall echo the angular decor in the room
Ditch the post its, use your walls for messages! The chalkboard wall is a fun way to personalize your walls. Never feel bored again, wake up to a new message each morning!
Scribble personal messages or notes to self on a chalkboard wall
Everything That Shines
Emulate royalty by painting an accent wall in a metallic hue of gold or silver to achieve a regal look. The shimmering effect reflects the light for instant glamour. Touch of gold anyone?
A regal gold wall in an opulent room
Glitter It Up
A glitter wall can dress up the room
Different paint effects on the walls are really in vogue. Paint can be used to create the look of marble, industrial concrete, etc. There are dedicated paints made by various manufactures to recreate several looks.
Faux marbling technique for unique walls
A brush and sponge are use to create a textured wall finish
There are a variety of textures that can be created with
paint. Different brushes and tools are used to create a tangible physical
texture in the surface of the paint for a subtle design touch to your
Good Ol’ Denim
Denim never goes out of fashion! In its newest avatar denim has made a foray into interiors as well. Give your walls a denim effect finish for a young a fresh look. Perfect for the boy’s room!
Denim is always in fashion
The ironic thing about vintage is that it just never grows old! A vintage distressed wall effect is ageless and can highlight beautiful antique furniture and art in a room.
A vintage wall is a backdrop for furniture and art
There really is no excuse anymore for plain boring walls! Up your style quotient by using one of these fabulously easy ideas for dramatically expressive walls!