If you have grown weary of your surroundings at home and want to inject some fresh life into the space, yet do not want to go down the costly and time-consuming road of redecorating – simply sprucing up your paint colours can totally transform your interior. There are countless creative ways to utilise paint that can alter the mood, style, and appearance of a space with minimal fuss and energy.
Here I list 8 easy paint ideas that can help renovate and rejuvenate your home:
1. FEATURE WALL
A straightforward and effective method to redecorate a room is to simply create a feature wall by painting one. Select your central wall, for example in a living room it can be the wall with the tv or fireplace, or in a bedroom it would be the wall behind your headboard. These tend to be the ‘main’ walls and the first one you see as you enter a room. You have the freedom to play with colours and can use this as an opportunity to be bold and daring. Still, it is vital to pick a shade that will easily integrate with the rest of your space, so pull a colour that is already highlighted elsewhere such as on an accent chair, cushion, or furniture piece.
2. REVIVE YOUR FURNITURE
If you rent your home or would prefer to avoid painting large spaces such as the walls, you can instead turn to furniture pieces. A budget friendly and speedy way to modify an interior is to paint furnishings such as wooden dining chairs, side tables or even storage cupboards. Renovate forgotten items and give them a fresh spark of life, being courageous with your colour choice and showing off your personality.
3. FRAME A ROOM
To differentiate an open plan home use paint to frame a room or create a separate ‘zone’. This is a straightforward and inexpensive method. Accent colours over archways or on the floor generate division within an open space yet unite and complement the interior. Try matching home accessories such as soft furnishings or artwork to your paint choice.
4. PAIR NEUTRAL TONES
We often imagine transforming a space with paint to mean embracing pops of bright accent colour, nevertheless picking neutral palettes can be just as effective in redecorating. Layer subtle shades of neutral to make a design statement. Whether you divide a room in half or highlight architectural features, ensure your colour tones are distinct enough to separate yet balance with the rest of your decor resulting in a sense composure and relaxation.
5. DEFINE YOUR FIREPLACE
If your home has a fireplace highlight this feature by painting it in an unexpected pop of colour. Cheerful lively hues can modernise a more traditional fireplace and produce a focal point in the room from which you can stylistically build from. Try to avoid too much fuss and chaos within your colour palette by solely focusing on the fireplace, allowing the remainder of the room to seamlessly harmonise yet subdue the space.
6. DARK TONES & NATURAL TEXTURES
If you want to absolutely change a space, why not be courageous and paint it in dark colours. Moody hued interiors are becoming more and more celebrated with many choosing to go for rich shadowy palettes that evoke a cosy and comfortable feel. Combining dark hues with natural materials forms a sophisticated and atmospheric interior that will add character to your home.
7. HIGHLIGHT ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES
A fantastic technique to revive an interior is to showcase architectural details by painting them with a colour border. Skirting boards, picture or dado rails and a ceiling cornice can be emphasised with carefully considered paint that will in turn add depth and visual interest. Whether you go for sunny and vivid or more neutral colour tones, this simple paint tactic can totally transform your space.
8. COLOUR BLOCKING
An innovative paint technique is to colour block a feature wall, and the best thing is you do not have to be artistically talented – anyone can achieve this. Simply using tape to section off abstract shapes or stripes along a wall and then paint – a space can go from bland to bold. Experiment and choose uplifting colours to insert some energy into your space or pick a varying selection of soothing neutrals to achieve a chilled zen room. Remember to be strategic when painting, for example if you want to add height to a room go for vertical lines.