Friday, 12 April 2013

How to: Creative Paint Effects for Walls

I love wallpaper but this can be an expensive way to decorate your rooms! I started wondering if you could use paint to create the same effect and I am pleased to see that you definitely can!

Here are some of the 'best from the rest':


Damask Design by Home Dzine
Damask Design
Art Deco Detailing with Stencilling by Home Dzine

Art Deco Detailing
Home Dzine
Why Buy Wallpaper When you Can Stencil a Metallic Design by Home Dzine

Metallic Design
Home Dzine
Tapestry Walls by Home Dzine

Tapestry Walls
Home Dzine
Paint Large Scale; Add Drama, Go Big! by Home Dzine

Large Stencil
Home Dzine
How to Paint a Decorative Twig Design by Home Dzine

Twig Design
Home Dzine
Ray of Sunshine by Home Dzine

Home Dzine

Stripes, Gingham and Chevrons

How to Create a Gingham Paint Effect for Walls by Home Dzine
Gingham Effect
Home Dzine
Paint Effects can Transform a Room by Home Dzine
Stripe Effect
Home Dzine
Decorating with Stripes by Home Dzine

Stripe and Damask Effect
Home Dzine
How to Paint Stripes on Textured Walls by Home Dzine

Chevron Stripe Effect
Home Dzine
Decorative Paint Effects Made Easy by Sal Vaglica at This Old House Magazine

Stripe Effect
Sal Vaglica at This Old House Magazine

Stripe Effect Tutorial
House Painting Tutorials
How to Paint a Chevron Wall by Offbeat Home and Life
Chevron Effect
Offbeat House & Life

Artistic Effects

How to Paint Clouds on Walls or Ceilings by Home Dzine
Cloud Effect
Home Dzine
Faux Bois - Wood Graining Technique by Home Dzine
Wood Grain
Home Dzine
How to Colour Block for Walls by Home Dzine

Block Effect
Home Dzine
Faux Bamboo Paint Technique by Home Dzine

Bamboo Effect
Home Dzine
Paint a Faux Stone Wall by Home Dzine

Stone Effect
Home Dzine

Colour Blocking
Style At Home

Painting Effects (General)

How to Colour Wash on Walls by Home Dzine
Colour Wash
Home Dzine
How to Apply Dragging Paint Technique by Home Dzine
Dragging Effect
Home Dzine
Strie Paint Technique by Home Dzine

Strie Effect
Home Dzine
Sponging by Valspar Paint
Sponging Effect
Valspar Paint

Theresa Shockley at Yahoo Voices has detailed how to make various paint effects on wall.

Art for Your Walls has also shared their paint effect techniques.

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