Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DIY Wall Makeovers

Ever feel like the walls are closing in? Tired of looking at the same four walls? You can change the entire look of a room without buying a single piece of furniture. Change your walls. Give them a makeover. Help them set a specific mood in a specific room. Think of each wall in your home as a canvas awaiting a masterpiece.

The most basic way to change the look of a wall is to paint it a different color or multiple colors. Choose a color that sets the mood for the room: relaxed, vibrant, cozy, romantic, invigorating, or playful. Paint just one wall a solid color to create a focal point. Add a chair rail and paint one color above the rail and another color below. For a bolder look, paint stripes. If you have an inner artist just aching to get out, paint a mural that tells a story.

Some interior designers are using fabric to bring a fresh look to a wall or a room. It can be used to create a faux headboard on the wall behind your bed, or as a type of wallpaper that does not require messy glue. Place it behind a mirror to create a matte or frame. You are only as limited as your imagination. Use tacks or a staple gun to hold the fabric in place.

Perhaps you enjoy the color of your wall, but you want to spice it up a bit. Consider purchasing some wall vinyl designs. Wall vinyl is basically sticker art that adheres to the smooth surface of your wall. There are a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Add geometric shapes to a blank wall for a modern look. Place an athletic silhouette in a boy’s bedroom. Put bamboo trees in a kitchen corner to add some life. The “stickers” are easy to apply and can be removed without marring the paint on your walls.

Interior designers working in luxury condos have been known to use kitchen utensils to decorate a door or a wall. The strategically placed items form a unique, three-dimensional design while simultaneously providing extra storage. Similar designs could be created in a workshop, an office, or a play room.

Condos are limited in the number of windows available in each floor plan simply because they exist in a high rise. To make a room feel more spacious, to give the appearance of a window, to spice up a wall, or to add something modern to the decór, hang a mirror. Some mirrors have elegant frames. Others simply have beveled edges. Use wall vinyl to add design to a bland mirror or to create a frame around it on the wall. Hang a mirror near a beautiful light fixture to accentuate the fixture and give the illusion of more light. Mirrors in a The Austonian condo are a versatile design piece for any room.

Any of these DIY ideas can change the face of your wall and the look of any room. Let your creative juices flow.

GUEST POST BY: Catherine Joy Clemente

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I really want this design for my manila condominiums. Very creative. I really love places like that. :)



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