Decorating our homes and making them personal has become a pleasurable pastime for many. Transforming the “not-so-pretty” into something gorgeous is surprisingly simple and lots of fun, and can result in a great source of pride. Lots of media will introduce you to many exciting techniques that are not only easy to achieve but fun and beautiful as well.
Using ordinary latex paints and easy to find tools and supplies, you can create a variety of textured finishes and faux finishes for walls, floors, ceilings and furniture.
Learning some DIY techniques, you can create the look of stone, wood graining, wood inlay, marble, plus ragged, sponged, and brush textured finishes. The appearance of age and wear can be added almost instantly with crackling, aged plaster, antiquing, distressing, and spattering.
You can learn how simple techniques such as stenciling, stamping, and design painting can be used to give walls and furniture a professional look.
Painted illusions can be extraordinarily effective, decorative and fun to execute. Let’s not pretend it will always last as long or feel the same, but if the real thing is too expensive, the likelihood is that you can fake it with paint. Faux painting can be more beautiful than real thing in some cases.
Another big bonus in favor of faux decors is saving work and money but it can give a true-to-life effect to your rooms, walls, ceilings, and floors.
The room and furniture projects, wide range of decorating styles, and other techniques that you can study; from supplies and tools needed, take photographs before decorating and making step-by-step details of the work in progress. Some decors needed design patterns, cutting your own stencils and painted designs.
So, be determined to make your house, your own by creating one-of-a kind interiors.