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Using tape, a bit of string or even a steady hand and choosing the right color pairing is a great way to add interest to your living room, bedroom, hallway or other space in the house. Most of these techniques can be achieved easily by beginners plus, you'll be able to upgrade your space in as little as a few hours or a weekend too... Whether you want to get messy and create a Pollock-style accent wall or use tape to add a pop of color in your home office, it's totally up to you. Beaut in a bathroom and sure to make an impact in a living room or bedroom too, whatever tone you go for.
A little masking tape really can help make an impact when you're getting creative with bedroom color ideas. Mark of a square section – off beat for more interest – and choose a contrasting color to make an impact. This bedroom was brought to life using Simply refresh feature paint in Golden Sands (opens in new tab) by Dulux and it's the perfect way to add a little structure to a soft, bohemian decor theme.
A painted wall arch will add the pop of color needed to brighten up a neutral space. Recreate this accent wall using tape, string and chalk – to get the perfect curve – and Ink well paint by Dulux (opens in new tab). Geometric patterns and electric colors painted on a headboard bring vibrancy to this cool sleeping space.
Choosing various hues of greige (beige + gray) or simply letting that popcorn look do its own thing... However, opting for brights and matching, or totally contrasting, the color that is on your walls is a great way to DIY a new look with paint, just more imaginatively.
A mural is your chance to go freestyle, we love the eggplant purple against the white in this rugged abstract painted wall.
The simple lines and concept are really effective which proves that you can skip on detail, and simply work your wall like a canvas to create the best results. The pink on the walls and the commode/dresser makes this room pop in all senses of the word (Image credit: Annie Sloan ) If you have a statement piece that you love in your room, you can replicate that color on the walls to help it stand out even more.
Choose a color blocking technique to make it pop like created here with Annie Sloan (opens in new tab) paint. Painting the walls the same color as big pieces of furniture and even your floor boards may seem like a maximalist choice. Here Farrow and Ball's India Yellow (opens in new tab) has been combined with a touch of black and a bright clean white to create an alternative feature wall (Image credit: Argos)
The pink works well in this hallway space filled with neutrals and some fine splashes of color, perfectly highlighting the artwork on the walls. One of the most affordable and adventurous wall paint ideas, simply paint a quarter of the way up your walls in a contrasting color, use tape to mimic the panel grooves if you want to go pro, and you're guaranteed very chic results. Creating a tiled look is one of the most brilliant wall painting ideas around that you can recreate really quickly with tester pots and masking tape.
Dividing a wall in two horizontally has a number of positive benefits: it can create the look of a paneled wall, can give a boxy, modern room added character and a period feel, and it can, if the wall is painted a darker color below dado level than above, make the ceiling of the room seem higher. Frame your bed with a faux headboard by simply masking off a rectangle and filling it in with paint. A pop of earthy pink in a hallway makes a fine view from a neutral living room. Azur blue from the ground up creates more fun and space in this eclectic dining room.
Many DIY wall painting ideas will add movement and flair to living spaces too. Shillingford suggests 'Use canvasses to add splashes of creative colour to walls and paint up bits of furniture to fill the space in between with your favourite shades.
You can also make a feature with colour by painting old vases, picture frames and accessories too. ' 'Just you wait, painting with everything from sponges to rags and plastic bags is about to make a comeback.