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Building Tip #33: Paint Techniques to Liven Up Your Home

Building Tip #33: Paint Techniques to Liven Up Your Home

When it comes to painting your walls, choosing the right technique and design can take a room from drab and boring to exciting and exceptionally stylish. Many of us admire creative paint designs on walls and would love to bring that extra pizzazz into our homes, but some designs look too difficult and time-consuming. That is why we have chosen our three favourite designs and brought you the easiest ways you can make your wall design dreams a reality.

The Ombre Effect:

Ombre is a favourite wall painting technique as it adds a serene feel to a room while also helping to make it look bigger. Omber can be done in a variety of ways: from a pure subtle blend to a bolder fading of colours with bold lines. For ombre wall painting made easy, read here: http://ow.ly/7vaJ30k2NeM

Wall Stripes:

Painting your walls with stripes adds a wonderful touch to any room and brings in the illusion of space. Vertical stripes will make the room seem taller while horizontal stripes will make it look broader. Having a stripped wall can tie your entire room together when choosing colours that are the same as your furniture and decorations, creating both a creative and sophisticated interior design. For a guide to beautiful wall stripes, have a look at this link: http://ow.ly/73A130k2Nah

Colour Blocking:

This design effect makes any room a creative an exciting space to be in. With many solid, bold blocks, this wall effect is perfect for any creative person or a child's room. The technique of getting this effect just right is similar to the method you'd use to paint stripes but instead of using long pieces of unbroken tape, you create blocks instead. Here is a quick and easy guide to colour blocking: http://ow.ly/1HnW30k2MZO.

Sponging:

Using a sponge to paint your walls gives it a soft textured look while being a little less bold than the other options. This wall effect will create interest and an added depth of the room for a whimsical and serene feel. The technique may seem fairly easy and straightforward, however, there are certain steps, tools, and skills required. To find out how to get the sponge effect for your walls, click here: http://ow.ly/llXE30k2O2I

Murals:

Often when we think of wall murals, we think of cartoon characters painted on the walls of nursery schools, but they can be far more sophisticated and reflect who you are. Having a mural on your wall becomes a piece of art almost 'built' into your home. Murals give you the option for a wide range of creative designs, all of which are dependent on what you would like in your home. There will be different ways of painting different murals, so here is some mural inspiration: http://ow.ly/Tdfb30k8y8W

Having beautiful and eye-catching walls can be fun, creative, and incredibly sophisticated when done right. 


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