Did you know that painting interior and exterior walls is one of the best and most affordable ways to boost the value of your home? Even if you aren’t planning to sell, this is the way to instill a tinge of freshness to faded, boring walls. There’s nothing like the effect a fresh coat of paint can render to your home, without breaking the bank.
Getting your old walls painted in fresh hues doesn’t necessarily have to be conventional. In fact, there are many unique ways to use paint that not only increase the overall value of your home but also transform it into a cozier and welcoming place. From sober to sharp, you can choose different shades in conjunction with these fun and innovative paint techniques to transform your home into an oasis.
Use radiant colors to make your space look big
Having a bigger space is one of the most common desires of homeowners. People use multiple mirrors on the walls to make small space look bigger. You can achieve the same effect by painting walls with shades that provide depth amplifying the effect. Deep and natural blues, greens, and purples are some of the best colors to achieve this effect.
Create Geometric Designs
This is one of the best paint techniques that require you to use masking tape (or painter’s tape) to create grids and lines. Creating geometric designs on your walls, or the ceiling, can add a bit of interest to any room.
This process is pretty simple, and can be done in six simple steps:
- Paint the base coat you want the lines to be once the project is complete
- Apply masking tape lines in a grid pattern, diagonals or anything you like
- Paint over the tape that seals the edges with your chosen line color
- Paint over the entire wall after the paint has dried
- Paint your top coat and let it dry
- Remove the tape and admire the geometric patterns you have created
Create a Sense of Intimacy
While light colors can help a room feel open and airy, darker colors can make space feel more intimate.
If you have a large room, consider painting the ceiling in a darker color. Doing this will create an illusion of ceiling being lower than its actual height. This will help the space feel cozier and more intimate.
Consider a Faux Wall Finish
You can use faux paints to create interesting textures. For example, you can create the look of marble, denim or even burlap on your walls – all with faux paint. If you decide to go this route, be sure to make the right choice. The quality of the paint differs with binders, additives and pigments being used. So make sure to do your homework.
Experiment With Ombre Color
You have heard of ombre color, right? It is widely used coloring effect in which the bottom portion of hair is lighter than the top portion. The same technique is applied to wall paint as well. While this effect was extremely popular in 2015, it’s still going strong as well because it’s so versatile, looks amazing and is simple to achieve.
If you opt for this technique, don’t be afraid to be bold with the colors you choose. The bolder you are, the bigger visual impact the paint job will have.
Choose a Statement Color for the Front Door
Painting your front door in a statement color is a great way to create interest on the exterior walls. Try to choose a color that stands out from the rest of your house. Radiant ruby red or a historical blue are some good options to consider. The goal is to choose something that isn’t normal or seen every day.
Give Old Furniture a New Life
Paint not only helps transform old interior walls but also old furniture in your home. Consider giving your old tables, drawers, dressers and chairs a new lease on life with a fun, vibrant coat of paint. You’ll be surprised how quickly an old, dull chair can become your new favorite accent piece.
These fun ways will transform your home into a new and fresh space. Use these tips to create a home that’s more lively and fun.