Decorative Painting

Tired of looking at a blank wall? With little more than some time and elbow grease, you can transform that drab space into a work of beauty with a decorative wall pattern or mural. Our smart tricks and expert tips will turn you into a master of every decorative paint project from basic techniques, such as glazing and sponge-painting, to more complex projects such as stenciling and stamping. Start by taking our color personality quiz to learn which colors will best suit your style and to receive customized decorating tips that will teach you how to effectively use your new palette. Then test out your new wall colors using our handy My Color Finder tool to find the perfect hues to match your furniture, flooring, and trim. After that, browse through our basic painting techniques to learn easy, do-it-yourself paint projects that are sure to give your space an instant style update. Our basic techniques will teach you how to do everything from distressing furniture to using glaze to painting stripes. We also have plenty of simple pattern and stencil painting tips that will teach you how to add interest and character to your rooms without having to rely on artwork and accessories.

Stencil your walls for an easy decorating update. Here's how to stencil and...

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Here's how to create some of today's hottest wall finishes.

Dress up a plain wall with this simple birch tree motif. All you need is three...

Jazz up glass with this easy DIY back-painting technique. In just a few simple...

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Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting...

Have old, boring furniture sitting around? Not anymore. Thanks to these fab...

Sometimes what you find on Craigslist is exactly the piece you wanted. But mor...

Want to dress a wall in painted-on stripes? These tips from a pro will keep...

Add style to a room and show off special interests with a mural or decorative...

The hallway might sometimes get overlooked in the decorating process, but don'...

Try an organic take on crisp stripes with this painted wall that blends colors...

Give bare concrete a chance to "wow" with a painted faux floorcloth....

Create the distressed look on almost any wooden piece using this technique.

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Give your floors a new look with a pretty pattern using our free stencil. Or...

Uncover the hidden charm of a cast-off piece with a bit of creative thinking...

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