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.