If you’re looking to up the style of a room or you want something more than a solid colour coat of paint, we’ve got your covered! Check out our list of painting techniques guaranteed to up-style any room!
Stencils – You don’t have to be an artist to have intricate designs painted on your walls. There are copious designs to choose from and even stencil rollers available on the market now to make it even easier.
Harlequin – a diamond shaped pattern that is easy to create using painters tape. This pattern is surprisingly diverse; use bold colours for extra wow factor but if you’re after a more subtle look, use colours with only a slight contrast for a sophisticated look.
Checkered – Fantastic for feature walls, checkerboard patterns are another easy technique. Similar to the Harlequin technique, you paint the wall one colour, wait for it to dry. Then measure your squares and use painters tape to cover up half the squares, paint over the whole wall and remove tape once dry to reveal your checkboard pattern.
Graphics – You might want less design than a stencil type pattern offers, this is where wall graphics come in handy. You can utilise stencils over specific parts of the wall or project the image onto the wall and paint it. The latter really opens up your options. Great for murals or simply to draw the eye to a particular feature like a window .
Stripes – Another simple way to jazz up any room whether you go vertical or horizontal. The thickness of the stripes will have an impact, choose thin stripes for more detail and wider stripes for a simpler look. Again, your trusty painters tape will come in handy keeping your lines and edges smooth and straight.
Dots – For a whimsical look, polka dots are the way to go! You can space them out evenly, scatter them randomly or arrange them like water sprinkling from the corner of the wall. If you don’t want to paint these on there are even wall stickers (both removable and permanent) you can use instead.
Mottling – This technique is a great way to add texture to any wall, start with your desired colour then add a layer of textured lime wash over top of the paint. This adds so much character to a wall.