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10 Ways to decorate with paint

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Freshen up your home with paint

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Using paint is a great way to breathe life into a dull, in-need-of-new-life space. As an added bonus it's inexpensive and can be used on almost every type of surface. Here are 10 easy and simple ways to decorate with paint.

Freshen up your home with paint5Warm welcome

Tired of the way your front door looks? Update it with a bright coat of paint (think red or blue). Not only will this create a warm welcoming space for you, it will also add curb appeal to your home.

6Go neutral

Painting a room a neutral colour adds warmth and makes the space seem bigger than it actually is. That being said, you don't have to paint the room all the same colour. Paint the ceiling white and each wall a different shade of beige. Have fun and get creative! Neutral need not be boring.

7Go exotic

If you have lots of antique furniture or dark wood, create a room that's exotically themed and paint walls a rich colour (think purple or green). Add accessories and accents for extra ambiance.

8Create a headboard

Buying a bed frame can be expensive. But painting a headboard or design around your bed has become a cheap and chic way to outline your bed space.

9Make a mural

A great way to create an elaborate and fun kid's space is to use paint to create a wall mural. Paint the ceiling blue and add white fluffy clouds or a bright yellow sun. On the walls, paint a forest or open field that your child can imagine running through.

10Funky lighting

Furniture isn't the only thing that can be spruced up with paint: lamps and chandeliers can also be revitalized with a fresh coat (you'll just have to invest in paint for metal objects, instead of wood).

Whether you are looking to change your house's decoration or simply freshen up a room or two, using paint to decorate is quick and easy!


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