Jazz up boring walls with a little pattern and panache. These five techniques are sure to do the trick.
Instead of stenciling a full wall, try stenciling just a section. Here, a herringbone stripe painted on the wall behind the sofa does the eye-catching trick. The tone-on-tone pattern is subtle, but striking.
If you want to make a bigger commitment, go for allover stenciling. Tone-on-tone stenciling is a sophisticated approach, but if you're going for bold, make sure your colors aren't too similar. Look at a paint strip and choose colors that have one or two shades between them.
Introduce a touch of whimsy with a wall mural. For a fresh and up-to-date look, keep it simple. A sparse, two-color birch forest design does the trick in this room.
Take stamping to a larger scale by stamping a design on your walls. We created this geometric design with stamps made from crafts foam.