10 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls

10 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
10 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls

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.

Vertical Stripes

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Vertical glazed stripes are subtle and sophisticated | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Vertical glazed stripes are subtle and sophisticated

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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.

Bold stripes make a statement in the room | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Bold stripes make a statement in the room

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If you choose bright or contrasting colors, your stripes will be the statement piece in your room!

Stripes that go all the way up onto the ceiling really make a statement | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Stripes that go all the way up onto the ceiling really make a statement

Continue them all the way up onto the ceiling for even more impact.

Want to learn how to paint stripes? Click here to see our post.

Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal stripes make a small room seem wider | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Horizontal stripes make a small room seem wider

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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.

Alternating small and wide stripes look like panels | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Alternating small and wide stripes look like panels

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They can be different widths with the small stripe basically acting as a separator between “panels” of the larger stripe.

How To Paint An Ombre Wall | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
How To Paint An Ombre Wall

You can also do stripes with blurred edges that create a land-and-sky effect like this ombre wall.

Want to learn how to paint an ombre wall? Click here to see our post.

Geometric Pattern

Stencil a pattern in bold colors to create an accent wall | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Stencil a pattern in bold colors to create an accent wall

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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!

Want to learn how to create this look? Click here to see the instructions on dimplesandtangles.com

A stencil in glaze adds an elegant touch | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
A stencil in glaze adds an elegant touch

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Or you can take the subtle approach by using clear glaze as the stencil paint.

Want to see how to create this look? Click here to see the instructions on en.paperblog.com.

Chinoiserie

DIY Chinoiserie Wall | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
DIY Chinoiserie Wall

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!

Want to learn how to create the look of Chinoirserie wallpaper? Click here to see our post.

Herringbone Pattern

Painted herringbone pattern | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Painted herringbone pattern

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Painter’s tape and paint make a great combination for creating patterns on your wall. Just take a look at this herringbone patterned wall!

Want to learn how to recreate this look? Click here to see the instructions on thriftyandchic.com.

Stenciled herringbone wall | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Stenciled herringbone wall

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Or if you prefer, you can also use a stencil to create a great herringbone pattern.

Click here to get the instructions for how to stencil a herringbone wall from vintagenewsjunkie.com.

Diamond Pattern

Painted diamond pattern | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Painted diamond pattern

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Similar to the herringbone pattern, you can also use painter’s tape to create a diamond pattern on the wall.

Want to see the instructions for this look? Click here to go to thefrugalhomemaker.com.

Bring the Garden In

Trellis Wall
Trellis Wall

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!

Want to learn how to paint a trellis wall? Click here to see our post.

Buffalo Check

Buffalo check wall | 7 Interesting Ways To Paint Your Walls
Buffalo check wall

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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!

Want to learn how to paint a buffalo check wall? Check out the instructions from classyclutter.net.

Argyle

Argyle wall
Argyle wall

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Argyle is not just for sweaters! It can create an awesome look on an accent wall!

Want to know how to paint an argyle wall? Get the instructions from sincerelysarad.com.

Polka Dots

Stenciled polka dots
Stenciled polka dots

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Stencils can also be used for all over patterns such as polka dots.

To find out how to create this look, check out the instructions at thelilhousethatcould.com.

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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