When it comes to interior decorating, paint need not be limited to just blanketing walls or testing your patience by trimming around doors and windows. In fact, paint can become a vital decorating tool inside your house in places you might never have imagined.
Wooden steps on an interior stairway can be transformed into a work of art with paint. All you need is a pattern or template to guide you, some paint, a steady hand and a minimum of artistic aptitude. Look through magazines or on images found around the internet until you find a stairway decorated with carpeting that you like. Unless you have a talent for creative painting, try to limit yourself to a carpeting pattern made of simple shapes on a border surrounding a plain swath of a single color. All you need now are some cans of paint, a variety of paintbrush sizes, some masking tape, time and patience and in a weekend you can actually recreate that carpet design on a budget far more affordable than buying actual carpeting.
Faux Area Rugs
Pretty much the same idea can be duplicated in the form of replacing a small area rug. You need to keep in mind that from an interior decorating perspective, a precisely placed area rug can go a long way toward defining the space around it through its color. Painting a faux area rug can be as simple as a large blue rectangle with delicate lines of black cutting through it to give it a sense of texture or it can be as complex as the intricacy of a Persian rug. Complexity depends on your own artistic talent, but keep in mind that if don’t have the artistic ability to create convoluted designs on your floor in freestyle, you can always buy or make stencils that make the creation of complex geometric patterns much easier to create.
Windows are just glass and glass has been a material used as a painting canvas for quite some time, so don’t be cowed by the idea. If you have a window for which no blinds, curtains or shades ever seems to work as a decorative choice, consider painting some sort of design on it. Another good choice for using paint to decorate in this way is finally overcoming the difficulty in decorating that window for which the view serves no real purpose. A window placed too high for anyone to look out of is a good choice for painting. If you’ve got a window in a room where privacy is highly valued like a bathroom or bedroom and want to ensure guaranteed seclusion from prying eyes, you can kill two birds with one stone by virtue of an artistic design through which no Tom can possibly peep.
Ceiling beams are not that unusual an interior design choice for painting, but in most cases the end result reflects little imagination. Instead of painting the ceiling beam the exact same color as the ceiling or even blanketing the beam with a single complementary or contrasting color, why not make a bold statement? If you have the budget, you might consider investing in spray paint that creates the look of stone. A more affordable option that also allows more space for creativity is buying a selection of paint of different colors, shades or hues that can be utilized for either complementing or contrasting not the color of the surrounding ceiling, but the dominant colors of your interior decorating scheme. The simplest solution is to paint each of the three visible sides of a beams a different color. A more complex idea is to enhance your commentary on the color scheme below by replicating on the beams above the patterns or textures that dominate the décor.