A Few Crazy DIY Interior Painting Ideas

The great thing about interior design is that it’s only limited by your imagination. With a little inspiration and some elbow grease, you can transform any interior space into the one you’ve always wanted. Professional experience of course helps, but inspiration for your next interior home makeover could be right around the corner. 

There are plenty of examples of homeowners spicing up their interior spaces in creative ways. To help inspire you this winter, here are a few excellent interior decorating ideas that go beyond the ordinary: 


That’s right, if you give interior decorators enough time, they’ll find out how to watercolor a room. It sounds crazy, expensive, and possibly damaging, but it is possible to take that magical texture and light from watercolor paintings and cover your walls in it. 

First, start with the materials. You can get everything you need for less than $20: sponge, eight ounces of paint, painter’s tape, a plastic painting tray, a wide and shallow container (a 16-ounce yogurt container works great), and water.

Next, pour some of the paint into your tray and add a dash of water. Mix it together, then use the sponge to apply it to your wall. How much water you use depends on the effect you want. The more water you add, the more of a watercolor effect you’ll get, but you’ll get more drips down your wall. 

Since the paint will be much runnier than if it wasn’t mixed with paint, you should be extra careful with your painter’s tape and drop cloths to avoid the inevitable dripping getting everywhere. 

Multi-Colored Abstract Designs

Many interior painters and homeowners are getting more creative than ever before in painting their walls. One trend rising in 2020 is abstraction. Instead of painting a wall a single solid color or one with repeating color patterns, you can use the magic of painter’s tape to create beautiful abstract designs. 

Tape off sections of your wall and create unusual, non-symmetrical designs with different paints in different small sections of your wall. You can even use different types of paint to create a variable surface and texture. 

Ombre Effects

If you’re a painter, you know that an ombre effect is the gradual blending of one color to another. It’s often done between similar colors or hues and usually between light and dark variations. Using this effect on your interior design is difficult, but not impossible. If done right, it can help the ceiling blend into the wall. Its enemy is straight lines, and it can create an unusual, yet beautiful illusion in any room. 

The easiest way to do this is to start painting at the bottom of the room, against normal painter’s code, then, using a similar but lighter hue, paint the area just above that. Continue this pattern until the color eventually blends into the original white color you had on the higher parts of the wall. 

For more interior home painting ideas and tips, contact Ireland’s Finest Painting today.

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