Have you found yourself staring at the walls of your home dreaming of a world full of color but not sure how to go about doing it or where to start? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Making the decision to paint your home may be a quick one but going in blind with no design plan or a starting point is only going to take you nowhere fast. It’s easy to get discouraged when taking on a DIY home renovation project. Don’t let your lack of know-how or the lack of creative expression bring you down.
Tackling your first painting project doesn’t have to be a huge overhaul. There a few projects you can take on without having to invest too much time or money.
If you are unsure where to start or are looking for a simple and easy way into painting, choosing a bold and inviting color for your front door is one of the quickest, easiest and least expensive projects you can take on without getting in over your head. You can take it a step further and paint any outside window frame, shutter or trim. Give your neighbors and passersby something to gawk at when they’re driving through the neighborhood. You might even inspire someone yourself with what you create. The front of your home is what visitors see first; give them something bold and enticing.
Looking to bring some character and light into a room but can’t commit to painting the entire room? Picking a single wall in your desired room and a strong, bold accent color to paint it with will be sure to do just that. If you’re unsure of what color you want, look for inspiration in throw pillows, rugs or furniture. The purpose of an accent wall is to pull the room together and give it a sense of character and life. The creative possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to have fun with different color palates, textures and designs.
Armed with some tape, willpower and some great inspiration, you can bring a geometric art mural to your living room or kitchen by mapping out a pattern with painter’s tape. Different types of patterns will give you different effects. You can map out a chevron pattern for a wainscoting effect or you can use vertical stripes to make a room appear taller. You can also create an Ombre effect by sectioning off horizontal rows or vertical columns of color that are close in shade.