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5 Unexpected Ways To Update Your Home With Paint

5 Unexpected Ways To Update Your Home With Paint

Paint is the easiest thing you can use to make a space feel fresh and new, and there are so many exciting ways to use it. If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your home, think outside the box and consider one of these projects as an unexpected way to update your home with paint.

Paint the Ceiling

If you don’t want to do a full room makeover, consider just painting your ceiling. If it’s already painted, this will be relatively easy to do. Before you begin, cover any furniture with drop cloths and tape off the walls.

You may be deciding whether or not this is a good idea for your home. If so, you should think about the room’s current colors and consider an accent wall if it already exists in that space. Make the best design decision for your space with a bold color for a common area or a soft shade to reflect the tranquility of a bedroom.

Paint the Stairs

Another unexpected way to update your home with paint is to painted a faux stair runner to your stairs. This will add a pop of color and an interesting design element. And it’s also an easy way to update the look of a space. The risers (the back parts of the steps) are another area where you can get creative with your paint job if you don’t want to create a stair runner design! Consider painting the risers a different color than the treads for contrast. Or try adding some stenciling on them for extra effect.

Paint a Pattern on a Wall

With a stencil, you can create any pattern you want. You can choose your own design or, if you’re artistic, paint them yourself as an alternative!

Tape is another way to create stripes or zigzags on sections of your wall before painting over them with whatever colors match your home décor best. The result will be a unique accent wall that truly stands out.

Paint the Furniture

Painting your furniture is a great way to create a unified look, and it’s not as hard as it seems. Use a paintbrush to add bold colors for an eye-catching focal point that draws attention to your space.

You can match your décor or paint the furniture with neutral colors to ensure that any furniture you choose fits well with the rest of the room’s design elements.

Paint the Roof

It may seem counterintuitive to paint the roof. After all, it’s the part of your home that faces the most wear; it protects your house against everything from rain to falling tree limbs. But if you’re looking for ways to update your exterior without breaking the bank, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your curb appeal and home value.

If nothing else, painting your roof will make it stand out from the rest of your home. Most roofs are neutral colors like tan or brown. Painting an existing metal roof also helps prevent rusting if your house has that material.

Transform Your Aesthetic

Painting is a great way to switch up the look of your house. It’s surprising how much a little paint can change a room! Whether it’s changing the mood, feel, style, or color of your home, painting allows you to make an impact by making small changes that transform the overall aesthetic.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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