A Guide to Interior Painting Ideas
It is amazing how a wealth of interior painting ideas can turn a so-so looking home into a great looking one. If you think that painting a wall is just painting a wall then you haven’t seen all of the different techniques and designs you can use with today’s paints. Now, you can not only make just about any color imaginable, you can use those colors to create textures and patterns.
Everyone wants the rooms in their home to evoke a feeling of warmth. You probably also wouldn’t mind if people started complimenting you on how great your rooms looked. Plus, coming home to a nice looking place to relax is also a great stress reducer. Don’t think that just because you are not an interior designer you have to be stuck with boring, one-tone walls.
Before you start thinking about interior painting ideas, the first thing you need to do is head out to your local paint store to get a card of swatches to show you what colors are available. These days almost any color can be mixed so if you don’t find exactly what you want, don’t be afraid to ask them to mix a special color for you.
One way to create a unique look on your walls is with faux painting. That is when you paint your wall to resemble some other kind of material, such as granite, wood, marble, velvet, silk, denim, leather, suede, etc. You can also make all kinds of other textures, lines and squiggles. There are kits you can buy to help you do your walls in faux painting, or you can read about it and invent your own design. There are easy, medium and difficult methods, so you are bound to find one to your liking.
Another way to spice up normal paint is to use wall stenciling. You can buy all sorts of stencils to use or you can make your own. You just obtain a stencil in a pattern you like. The pattern is in the cutout portion of the template. You attach the template to the wall and then paint the cutout portion. When you remove the template from the wall, the design remains. Your design can be anything–flowers, words, animals, balloons, cars, trains, combinations of boxes, circles, just about anything you can think of can be made into a stencil.
One of the most interesting interior painting ideas is known as rubber stamping. This technique of decoration is no longer just for greeting cards but has been taken to a new level with wall painting techniques. Just as with stenciling, you can create almost any design of your own. You can use household items to make rubber stamps or you can buy them all ready to use. Whichever you choose, this is an easy and inexpensive way to make walls with textures and designs.
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