DIY home painting ideas

August 13, 2015 - 3 min read

Have you decided on a feature wall, or want to get creative for the kids’ rooms, but aren’t sure where to start? Getting the look you want doesn’t need to be difficult; you just have to know what to do! We’ve outlined some of the most popular painting effects and styles, so you have a […]

Have you decided on a feature wall, or want to get creative for the kids’ rooms, but aren’t sure where to start? Getting the look you want doesn’t need to be difficult; you just have to know what to do! We’ve outlined some of the most popular painting effects and styles, so you have a better idea of how to achieve your desired look. From framing fabrics to add texture through to colour blocking, we’ve covered it all. Read on to get the most from your feature wall, as well as some expert Northern Rivers painters!


Looking to decorate the kids’ room? Try these fun and bright ideas.

Stripes and chevron patterns are fantastic for quickly brightening up a room and adding some extra dimension, without taking over the space. The kids’ room is all about having fun, so go all out with bright and vibrant colours that exude playfulness—just be sure to run the colours by the kids first!

Block colours are a fantastic way to add an accent to the room. This works for all rooms, whether it’s for the kids or the master suite. It’s a popular choice because it’s so easy to pull off—and is a safe choice for fickle children!

Choose a pattern or mural to make a wall stand out. Kids love murals, and a popular choice is the cloud mural. This is easy, lots of fun and can involve the whole family!


What about the rest of the house? Try these easy tips.

Frame a pattern or fabric to create a beautiful, textured feature wall that won’t be overbearing. Perfect to use in lieu of a bed headboard, or just to spruce up an otherwise dull wall, you’re sure to have a lot of fun choosing fabrics and patterns.

Go dark for drama with navy or another dark colour. This will add a surprising pop of colour to a lighter colour palette—great for accentuating fireplaces or other aspects of a room.

If you don’t like block colours, try stripes. Adding stripes in complementing colours will help switch up the style a little, such as a light hue alongside a pop of colour.

Define a living space with a bright colour. Have a study nook, or a breakfast corner you want to breathe some life into? A lick of bright paint will do the trick!


Need a hand getting that feature wall just right? We’ve found some painters across the Northern Rivers who can give you a hand.


Jim Whipps Painting

Whether you have a home, a commercial or industrial property that needs a paint makeover, talk to the team at Jim Whipps Painting. From decorative finishes through to exterior painting, you can be sure all jobs are completed to the highest standard. Call Jim Whipps Painting to see what they can achieve for you today!
Servicing: Northern Rivers all areas


Ballina Painting Service

Looking for a high-quality painter at a competitive price? Give the team at Ballina Painting Service a call. Whether you need a re-paint, new home painting or strata work, you can count on these professionals to provide beautiful results. For beautiful paint work that lasts, talk to Ballina Painting Service for a quote today.
Servicing: Northern Rivers

Not in the Northern Rivers region? Find a painter near you.


Still having trouble? Try these 7 tips for painting your home!


WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Do you have a feature wall you want to show off? Share it in the comments below!