13 Modern ways to paint your walls
Don't just slap plain old paint on the walls and call it a day.
Use one of these tricks to add more style and personality to your rooms. They're not as tricky as you think, and they'll make a world of difference in your home.
1. Play with your colors
Don't be afraid to go bold with your colors. It's scary at first, but you'll love the look when you're finished.
2. Do an accent wall
You don't have to commit to a bold color on all four walls. Put it on just one and go neutral with the rest of the room. You'll still make a statement without overdoing it.
3. Go with stripes
Stripes are fun, but they're not too crazy. Put them on just one wall if you're not sure, but they'll make a great impact on all four.
4. Break out the stencils
Use stencils to make one wall your focal point. It gives the look of wallpaper, but it's easier to put on — and take off later.
5. Paint a chalkboard
Not only does chalkboard paint look great, it's actually useful.
6. Try polka dots
Go big or go home, right? These hand-painted polka dots are bright, cheery and a great way to incorporate several colors into one wall. If you choose to create busy walls like these, stick to solids with most of your decor to avoid pattern overload.
7. Paint the ceiling
Go neutral on your walls and make your guests look up to find the pop of color.
8. Use a sponge
Add texture to your walls by ditching the brushes for a sponge.
9. Paint a picture
Don't hang a picture on your wall – paint it there.
10. Have fun with shapes
Create a pattern of shapes on your wall using shaped sponges. Try varying sizes of the same shape to make things interesting.
11. Go for gloss
Use a high-gloss paint to make sure your room always shines.
12. Experiment with ombre
Ombre isn't just for hair and T-shirts. You'll love it on your walls, too.
13. Paint the trim
Keep the walls quiet and let your trim do the talking for once.
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