Few interior design elements are as cost-effective and versatile as paint. Long the hero of DIY projects and mini home renovations, paint can be a wonderful tool for even the most high-end designers around. In this article, we’ll discuss some chic ways you can use paint to elevate your next interior design project, without wiping the budget in one marble sweep.
01. Accent walls
An accent wall is a wall in a room that is painted a different colour or design than the other walls. It is a popular trend in interior design because it can add depth and character to a space without overwhelming it. By choosing a bold colour or pattern for an accent wall, you can create a dramatic effect that transforms the entire room. Additionally, accent walls are a cost-effective way to update a room without having to repaint all of the walls – a must right now!
02. Arched elements
By painting arches on your walls or ceilings, you can add depth and an architectural feel to your design. For example, you could paint a single arch in a bold colour as a focal point, or you could create a series of smaller arches in a complementary colour to create a pattern, as seen below. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using paint to create arches in your interior design!
Murals have been around since the beginning of time, and it’s for good reason; they are stunning pieces of art that captivate occupants and guests alike. There are few things more chic than a mural, so make sure to commission a project from a local artist. We’re sure the results will be incredible.
04. Doors as pops of colour
Doors are beautiful in any shade; we won’t even debate that. However, some wood stains can clash with the rest of an interior design and break the cohesiveness designers strive for. In your next design, you can try painting the doors to use as much of the colour real estate as possible. By playing with the door feature, you’ll be able to create dimension and imbue more playfulness into your design. Win-win in our books!
05. Ceilings; the forgotten star
Long gone are the days of white ceilings and boring sleepless nights only accompanied by the visual silence of the walls. Embrace the fun and by painting your next project’s ceilings a colour; whether it is the same one as the walls or not. It will give you a much more polished look and might even bring the design together. Can you tell we love this?
06. Upcycling is the name of the game
Your clients have some furniture that’s falling apart but has great bones? Don’t throw it away. Instead, opt for the sustainable route and give it a good wash of paint. If well coordinated with the rest of the design, the result will be chic and elegant.
07. Make space by delineating it
It is a common misconception that painting a whole residential space in one colour will make it feel larger and more flowing. In fact, painting it in different colours can make the experience of the occupant feel more vibrant and diverse; like a sensory experience every time they cross the door.
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