For those of us who aren’t professional interior designers, our home decor can become dated, tired, and boring all too quickly. But don’t worry, there’s still hope. In fact, taking your home from drab to fab is easier than you think. With a little bit of paint and a few ideas from the pros, achieving a bold new look for your home is well within reach.
So, go ahead and give these gorgeous paint ideas a shot, and you’ll be left with an inspired space in no time.
1. Ombré your staircase
Unless you’re living in a single-floor home, painting the staircase is a great way to instantly transform your space. And if you’re looking to really up your painting game, think beyond the go-to colors you usually use in your home.
For instance, you can create the ever-popular ombré effect using a handful of different shades within the same paint strip. The slight difference in consecutive colors can do wonders to an otherwise dull staircase.
2. Get creative with your bedroom furniture
The bedroom is a sacred space. It’s your very own oasis. And as it turns out, the bedroom is also the perfect place to get creative, regardless of how the rest of the home is decorated. More specifically, adding a bold color to your bedroom furniture will really make it pop.
So, when you’re ready to ramp up your room decor, we recommend starting with a dresser. After that, you can try out a wide array of fun colors on your nightstand, desk, and anything else in your bedroom that needs a little pick-me-up.
3. Create a stencil scene or inspired mural on the wall
We understand that this may seen daunting, but there’s no need to stress. After all, the more open you are to trying a new technique, the more comfortable you’ll feel with each new paint project you get under your belt. From chic stencils to cosmic walls to geometric patterns, there’s no doubt that choosing this colorful route will totally transform your space.
4. Paint your light fixtures in bold shades
If you’re not quite ready to commit to one of the bigger projects on this list, painting your light fixtures is a great way to go. In fact, it will really freshen things up. And bonus: Adding a bold pop of color to something as simple as a lantern is pretty much as easy as it gets.
5. Transform your front door
The front door is one of the first things that people notice when they arrive at your home. So, if you really want to transform your house from the inside out, take a paintbrush to the front door. Not only will a fresh coat of paint up your curb appeal, but a bold color choice will give your home’s exterior a whole new look.
6. Pattern the bathtub
We’ll admit that tubs aren’t for everyone. In fact, more and more folks are becoming increasingly interested in swapping out tubs for showers. However, that doesn’t mean that all tubs are going out of style, so don’t go bashing in your bathtub just yet.
If you are after a change, though, consider adding color to the mix. While paint stripes on your tub may sound weird, the result can be quite stunning.
7. Use chalkboard paint on just about anything
Is chalkboard paint trendy? Perhaps, but there’s no denying how much fun it is. (Just don’t think about all the chalk dust it will inevitably leave behind — adding one more task to your to-do list of chores.)
So, just how many uses does a can of this stuff have? For starters, you can use it to label open shelving in the kitchen, or even label a cheese tray and wine glasses. And how about painting the coffee table in order to keep score during game night? The possibilities are endless.
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