Painting is one of the cheapest ways you can add value and originality to your house. Painting can be done by almost anyone who has just a little bit of patience and a desire to add new life to walls and rooms. Yet painting is more than just applying a new coat of eggshell white paint to the walls, decorative interior painting can let your artistic side express itself and take an ordinary room and change it into an extraordinary room. You do not have to be a Picasso to tackle decorative interior painting; just like art it can take many forms and designs.
One of the easiest ways to get started with decorative interior painting is to use complimenting colors to paint opposing walls in a room. Not only does this add depth to a room, but it also makes it come alive. A burnt orange wall against an opposing dark yellow wall can turn a kitchen into a creative masterpiece. Choose colors that compliment your existing furniture and flooring for the best results.
If you have children, consider getting them involved in decorative interior painting, especially in their rooms. Turn a ceiling into a blue summer sky, or explore space by changing a plain wall into a mural of the solar system. Kids love express themselves and remember it does not have to be perfect. It is all about what you and your family enjoy and if you like the end result that is all that matters.
For an entryway you can turn decorative interior painting into an expression of your family or your interests. Perhaps you want to bring a bit of your Indian background into your work by painting Navaho designs on the walls in the foyer.
Or bring out the Victorian-era idea that you have by using paint and wall decorations to bring back a feel of that time. Feel free to tinker and explore. Like a canvas, if you do not like the end result you can always start over again!
Instead of wallpaper borders around ceilings consider adding a border made out of paint. Choose a color that compliments the wall color and create your own border. By using different shades of a particular color you can even create a fading effect as the border makes its way across the room.
Decorative indoor painting can be fun and a great way to relax or just let the inner artist in you out. Experiment with designs, try different paints and textures. Then say goodbye to plain white walls and make your house come alive!