Think of your bare walls as a blank canvas, there are so many different options when it comes to how to decorate them. Thanks to centuries of artists using paint and developing various brush techniques, there’s a world of options out there for you. Some of which can be applied to the walls in your home to create a fantastic feature of any room.
Not everyone is such a dab hand with a brush, so for those looking for a way to create relatively sophisticated designs – stencils are the way to go. There are thousands to choose from, which you can download online and cut out.
Harlequin is a diamond pattern which is simple to create when you have the right tools. With vibrant, bright colours it’s perfect for a fun pattern in a child’s room, although it can offer a brilliantly sophisticated feel in a master bedroom.
Stripes are easy to create, and can add the illusion of size, depending on whether you use horizontal or vertical. Using subtly different tones of paint can create a sophisticated look, and you can play around with the width of each stripe to achieve a varying degree of drama.
In traditional, Mediterranean or country-style rooms, a brushed pearl paint technique is a great way to add an interesting texture to your walls. The process involves painting with a satin base paint colour, once dried apply a brushed pearl colour and press it down with a plastic float trowel.