Walls take up a lot of the visual space in most rooms. So why not do something more interesting with them than painting them all one color? There are lots of ways that you can add color and pattern to your room using paint and some tape or a stencil.
And because it’s only paint…if you mess up or really don’t like the what you’ve done, you can always paint over your mistake!
Click Next to find 10 interesting ways to paint your walls.
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Vertical stripes draw the eye up, and can help to make a room with a low-ceiling feel taller. You can use glaze to create a subtle, sophisticated stripe effect that is really only visible when the light hits the wall the right way.
If you choose bright or contrasting colors, your stripes will be the statement piece in your room!
Continue them all the way up onto the ceiling for even more impact.
Horizontal stripes can help to make a narrow room feel wider. There really is no limitation on what you can do with this pattern. The stripes can be the same width in alternating colors.
They can be different widths with the small stripe basically acting as a separator between “panels” of the larger stripe.
You can also do stripes with blurred edges that create a land-and-sky effect like this ombre wall.
Using an all-over stencil can also be very dramatic. In this example, a gold stencil is applied over a blue background with stunning results!
Or you can take the subtle approach by using clear glaze as the stencil paint.
Stencils can also be used to re-create the look of wallpaper at a fraction of the cost…like this recreation of Chinoiserie wallpaper. And the painted version has the added bonus that you can use whatever colors go with your decor!
Painter’s tape and paint make a great combination for creating patterns on your wall. Just take a look at this herringbone patterned wall!
Or if you prefer, you can also use a stencil to create a great herringbone pattern.
Similar to the herringbone pattern, you can also use painter’s tape to create a diamond pattern on the wall.
Bring the Garden In
Paint can be used to re-create real life scenes. In this den, a trellis with wisteria growing on it makes you feel like your sitting in the garden all year round!
This buffalo check accent wall makes a really dramatic accent wall. You could also do it in more subtle colors if you want to make less of a statement!
Argyle is not just for sweaters! It can create an awesome look on an accent wall!
Stencils can also be used for all over patterns such as polka dots.
Now that you have some ideas for interesting ways to paint your walls, it’s time to get out the brushes and rollers! Pick your favorite and go with it.
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