There’s something fulfilling about decorating your home without using a professional. You may use DIY fall crafts with varied materials, or repaint the walls of your house. Your walls can be a blank canvas to showcase your style, and your chosen colors can add personality to any room. If you’re looking for some practical decorating tips, read on! In this article, we’ll discuss 6 different ways you can personalize your walls using simple and affordable methods.
1. Smooth Your Textured Walls
Textured walls were all the rage in the ’60s and ’80s. They were a way to add interest and dimension to otherwise boring, flat walls. The problem is, they now look dated and they’re really hard to paint. If you have textured walls and want to get a smooth finish, here’s what you need to do:
- Start with a heavy-duty primer designed for textured surfaces. This will help to fill in any irregularities and give you a smooth surface to work with.
- Once the primer’s dry, sand your walls until they’re completely smooth (Otherwise, you’ll be able to see all of the imperfections through your paint job).
- Use good quality paint (and brush or roller) designed for smooth surfaces. This will give you the best chance of getting a flawless finish.
Specialist websites can provide you with more information if needed. They can help you learn how to smooth textured walls by explaining the preparation work, what you’ll need, and what the process entails. You can also learn about the skim and paint method if required.
2. Hang Artwork Or Photos
This can be a great way to individualize your space and make it feel like home. There are a few different things to consider when hanging them on your walls. The first is the size of the piece. You don’t want something that’s too tiny or too huge for the space. The second is the colors in the piece. If you have a lot of color in your room, you might want to choose something that has more muted tones – or vice versa. Finally, think about the subject matter of the piece. Choose something that speaks to you and that you’ll enjoy looking at every day.
With a little planning, you can create a beautiful and unique space that reflects your personal style. If you’re not sure where to find pictures or photos, check out the following:
- Your local art gallery or museum
- A flea market or antique store
- Online art sites like Etsy or Society6
- Pinterest or Instagram
- Your own personal photo collection
3. Use Decals Or Stencils
Decals are stickers that can be transferred onto walls (or other surfaces). If necessary later on, they can be peeled away without damaging the paint or wallpaper. If you’re not confident in your painting skills, decals or stickers might be the way to go. You could even get your kids involved in choosing and applying them!
If you want something a little more sophisticated, stencils might be the right option. They’re template shapes that can be used to create patterns on walls (or other surfaces) using paint, ink, chalk, etc. As with decals, stencils can be bought from most home improvement stores or online.
4. Hang Some Shelves
There are many different types of shelves that can be used for decorative purposes. Wall shelves come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They can be made out using wood, metal, glass or various other materials. Shelves can be used to display books, knick-knacks, picture frames, and other collectibles. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, consider built-in shelving. This is attached directly to the wall studs and can support heavier items.
Shelves (including corner shelves) are perfect for maximizing storage space in rooms of limited size, and they make great use of empty wall space. They can keep your possessions off the floor, and are easy to access when required.
5. Paint A Feature Wall Or Create A Focal Point
A feature wall is a single wall in a room that’s been painted (or papered) in a different color or design from the others. This can really help to break up a large, blank space and make it feel cozier. If you want to go for something bolder, you could even paint all four walls in different colors. If you decide to paint your feature wall, make sure you use good quality paint so that it lasts longer.
Another way to add interest to your walls is to create a focal point. This could be anything from a large piece of artwork to a fireplace. Once you’ve decided on your focal point, arrange the rest of the furniture and décor around it so that it really stands out. In terms of lighting, you could use spotlights to highlight your focal point and make it the star of the show.
6. Add Wallpaper
Wallpaper is a great way to add color, pattern, and texture to your walls without having to paint them. When choosing it, make sure you pick something that compliments the rest of the room. If it’s a child’s room, why not go for something fun and colorful? (e.g. a movie, princess, or superhero theme). For a more grown-up space, opt for something with a bit more of an understated pattern.
If you want to take things one step further, you could even wallpaper the ceiling. This is definitely a more daring option, but if done well it can look amazing. Just make sure you use good quality products so that they don’t start peeling off after a few months. If you’re not sure how to hang wallpaper, there are plenty of instructional videos online that can help. Once you’re finished, you can add other elements to the room (e.g. pictures and artwork).
Thanks to these 6 DIY tips you’ll soon be able to transform the walls in your home. They’ll look clean and fresh – introducing new colors and themes to every room. Home decorating is relatively inexpensive, yet the results can be impressive and long-lasting.