With the rise of working from home, Netflix and chill; and so many other ways the modern world finds to keep us indoors, it is not hard to argue that the inside of our homes is more important nowadays than it has ever been. If you want to brighten up your interior, this piece will provide you with DIY interior painting projects that can be done in a weekend.
1- Accent Walls
Simple and popular, accent walls are a great way to add new life to a room. Simply put, accent walls are ones where the design differs from that of the surrounding walls. For paintings, that means a wall with a different color, often a brighter or darker shade than the room’s normal, so it’ll draw attention to itself.
When done well, accent walls are a simple way to add a focal point to a room while making it look more interesting. Since that odd wall is going to draw attention, it is the perfect place to hang that painting you love so much, for example. Or you can just leave it bare to be appreciated.
As for material requirements, you just need what you’d normally use to paint a wall. The only thing that may need extra care is the color choice. You may want to mind the color pallet of your house, maybe make the accent wall match that beautiful carpet you have in the same room.
2 – Pattern Walls
Accent walls can be simple, but they don’t have to be. One way to add extra life to it is to give it a painted pattern. Stripes, squares, hexagons, clouds, flowers, you name it. If it can be dreamed it can be put on a wall with ink, all that changes are the materials you’ll need, and how hard it’ll be to execute.
There are several ways to apply a pattern to a wall. You can buy stencils and apply them yourself using ink and a roller. You can buy or make a customized pattern roller so that you can apply the pattern straight to the wall. Or you can make the shapes by hand using something like cardboard, and trace it on the wall using a paint pen. Finally, you can even get good old paint brushes and make the patterns by hand, freestyle. Maybe let your kids have some fun with it.
Since accent walls are meant to draw attention, they’re the safest place to add patterns without making the walls feel too crowded or messy. That said, nothing is stopping you from adding patterns to all walls, and even the ceiling, to your heart’s content.
3 – Glamour your Bathroom
You know that boring tiny bathroom that looks more like a tool than a piece of architecture? Have you considered painting it bright pink? Dark Purple? Maybe red?
The fun thing about decorating such a space is that these bathrooms are one of the few parts of your home that don’t have to “feel bigger.” The decoration there also doesn’t have to agree with the rest of the house, especially if your family is one to keep the bathroom door closed at all times. So you can let loose your most expressive side there, make it bright, make it dark, turn it into a glamorous powder room instead of a simple bathroom.
However, if painting alone won’t satisfy your need for interior decoration, you should consider decorating your terracotta vases. You can get some tips from Real Milk Paint. They have years of experience making and selling milk paints, a water-based and non-toxic product that many love to use.