There is so much you can do with just a pot of paint. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s quick, easy and budget friendly and yet the possibilities of getting creative with paint are endless. Here are five ways to have fun with paint in any room of your house:
This is such a simple idea but so effective to create a cosy little corner (pictured at the top). Rather than just paint straight lines, I love that they have painted a house shape which really makes it feel like a separate space within the room. I especially like this idea to easily create a small reading nook in an older child’s room or a study.
Two-tone walls seem to be all the rage at the moment. I’ve seen them mostly done where there is a straight line separating the top from the bottom, but this triangle effect is so much more fun. It also allows you to use shades like that peach colour which probably would be too much if you painted a whole wall in it. But the colour just at the bottom allows the furniture and shelves to stand out.
This is an idea for any room in your home – paint rough shapes on the wall. It’s a brilliant way to add pops of colour to a room without needing to restrict yourself to just one or two colours. You can use paint shapes to highlight shelves and other wall displays and you can even paint colourful frames around posters instead of hanging them in real frames.
Using big blocks of colour to mark out different areas in a room is another way to get creative with paint. With this look, as long as the rest of the walls are white, you can choose any two colours bright, pastel or neutral. This idea is so great for a shared room to clearly mark out spaces and each child gets to choose their favourite colour too.
This is what I call a feature wall! I’ve often seen rooms where one wall is painted in a different colour but this space takes that idea a lot further by painting not only the wall but everything on it including the radiator and shelves and also using a very bright colour. I love that there are no half measures here – this wall makes a statement and it looks striking. A great way to liven up a small or boring entrance space without must effort or cost.
Would you try any of these? What’s your favourite look?