You’ve been staring at the same taupe colored walls and curtains for years now–and, after all this time, have finally decided that it’s time for a change.
You know that your walls could do with an update, but you aren’t sure where to start. After all, there are so many different options and trends on the market today.
It may seem overwhelming, but, believe it or not, it doesn’t have to be.
Below are 8 of the top trending wall painting designs, so you can spruce up your space and make that much-needed update with no trouble at all.
1. Have a Fireplace? Paint Around It
If your humble abode features a fireplace, one great way to spruce up the space surrounding it is to paint it.
Adding a pop of color (whether it’s a punchy bright shade or something a bit more neutral) can instantly transform what was once a drab and boring area into something new and exciting.
It’ll feel like you’re going on a retreat in your own home – and what could be better than that?
2. Transform Your Doorways
Are you looking to obtain a total transformation of the doorways in your home?
You can do this easily (and inexpensively) by painting a border around them. You can play it safe and paint a rectangular border around them in a slightly contrasting color, or let your wild side show and paint a different shape (such as an oval, for example) in a bold, bright hue.
You’ll have an exciting new space before your eyes faster than you can blink.
3. Looking to Spice up Your Bedroom?
You’re not alone.
After all, you most likely spend quite a bit of time in your bedroom, so it’s wise to do your best to make it a comfortable and charming place to be.
When you put some extra energy into keeping your space tidy and aren’t constantly feeling stressed out by clutter, it becomes a lot easier to enjoy spending time in it.
Is the area around your bed what needs the most help? If the answer’s yes, you might like to try spicing it up by painting an accent border around your bed frame.
If your bed doesn’t have a headboard, adding a wall painting in a funky, contrasting color is a great way to give the illusion of one.
4. Save on Molding by Painting Halfway up Your Walls
This is a great fake-out for those who love the look of molding but don’t want to spare the expense to make it happen.
All you’ll need is paint in a contrasting color, painter’s tape, and a tape measure. Once you have all of the necessary supplies, your faux wainscotting is as simple as measuring the height you wish for it to be, taping it off around the entire room, and painting under the tape.
And there you have it! The wainscotting you’ve always wanted, at a fraction of the cost.
5. Add an Accent Wall (Or Two)
Accent walls are ridiculously simple. All you have to do is paint one wall in the room of your choice in a different color than the rest – thus providing an accent to the room.
Whether you choose to go this route for just one room or a few, it’s an easy and effective way to spruce up your space with a little paint.
6. Go for Ombre
The ombre trend is everywhere these days. From hair to nails to lips, it’s hard to go long without running into it.
One new ombre trend just so happens to be in an unexpected place: your walls!
Painting them with an ombre color scheme – whether from dark to light or light to dark – is a great way to add some character to your home.
You could try an ombre accent wall or go straight to painting an entire room with this design. No matter which route you choose, ombre walls are a great way to liven up any space.
7. Love a Good Nook? You Can Paint Your Own
This brings a whole new meaning to “painting yourself into a corner,” doesn’t it?
Want to add a nook to your library or bedroom? With a can of paint, it’s a project that’s easy as pie.
Just paint the corner of your room (yes – including the floor and ceiling) in whatever color your heart desires…and there you have it!
A faux nook that adds a whole new dimension to your room.
8. Go Geometric
Our last tip is to hop on the geometric trend, but instead of doing so in the form of rugs and pillows – you can add some fun shapes to your walls with a geometric wall painting!
If DIY is your thing, you can make a stencil or stamp yourself and repeat it throughout the room once your base coat of paint has dried.
Not feeling that confident? We understand. It can be scary to attempt a pattern with paint for the first time. You can also purchase a paint stencil from your local hardware store, too.
And if you’re not happy with the end result? Just paint over it. Problem solved!
Have Fun with Your Wall Painting Endeavors
No matter which wall painting design (or designs) you decide to try, don’t forget to have a little fun with it!
Interior updates, remodels, and decorating don’t have to be a bore. In fact, they should be anything but.
You’re in the process of getting your house closer and closer to your ideal vision. That in itself should be an exciting experience, no matter what renovations or updates you’re taking on!
And if you want to enlist a professional to ensure that you get the exact results you’re looking for? We can help!
Contact us today, and we’ll discuss your needs, vision, and goals.
We’ll work with you to give your walls their much-needed update and ensure that you’re as happy with the final result as we are.