You don’t have to redo your entire home in order to make a real difference. In fact, sometimes the smallest painting and decor projects can give your home a facelift without too much time or too much work. These projects can often be done with supplies you have on hand - or with minimal additional supplies from the paint or home improvement store. So when you’re ready to easily update your Jacksonville, FL home, consider some of these easy home DIY painting projects and get creative.
Create an accent wall with stencils
We know that accent walls are a big design trend these days, and there are so many paint color options you can consider. But if you are looking to really make a statement with that statement wall (yeah, we said it!), you might consider stencils. This is a change that can create a major effect with a minimal amount of paint. Maybe you have a can of paint leftover from a prior painting project… That can be perfect for stenciling! You can really pull the room together by mimicking the pattern of your favorite throw pillow or an accent rug. If you don’t have stencils, you can use firm paper and a knife to create whatever pattern you desire - then go ahead and get stenciling!
Update old furniture with paint
You don’t have to paint the walls in your home in order to change the look and feel of your living space. You can use paint to turn an old piece of furniture into a unique statement piece. You probably have an old dresser, armoire, or end table sitting in the garage just waiting to be turned into something spectacular. The key to this painting project is to use some unexpected colors. If you’re painting a hutch or a buffet, for example, consider a bright pop of color on the inside shelves - yellow, orange, etc. - while keeping the color on the outside more subdued. You can paint the back of your bookcase shelves in something unique and unexpected - maybe purple or red - and really give those books a place to shine.
Paint the ceiling for something truly unexpected
Paint the ceiling, you say? Isn’t that unheard of? Actually, painting the ceiling with a little pop of color is a great way to update the space without changing too much. Your walls may be what they will be, but updating a plain white ceiling with a light blue or green can add some unexpected flair to your dining room, for instance. In fact, dining rooms tend to be the best place for some ceiling color because it can really give focus to the table. It sets off the dining room area as a unique place for gathering and can turn it into the heart of your home.
Chalkboard paint projects are fun and functional for kids and adults
A chalkboard paint DIY project is perfect for so many rooms. It can create a fun place for kids to play when they’re stuck inside - they can literally draw on the walls! Many paint companies have some really high-quality chalkboard paint - and it goes on easily just like regular wall paint. Once this DIY project is completed, you can just grab some chalk and let everyone have a good time. On a serious note, though, chalkboard paint can also create a productive wall in your home office. You can write schedules, to-do lists, and other important memos for yourself right on the wall.
Awesome accent wall action can make a place really pop
We’ve already talked about creating unique accent walls with stencils, but you can also go the more conventional route and just paint the wall a whole different color. Accent walls are a big trend now, and we don’t see them going out of style anytime soon. In fact, an accent wall can make probably one of the biggest differences in your home decor. Many Jacksonville, FL homes are fairly architecturally simple, so there aren’t always apparent focal points. You can easily create a focal point in any room by defining it with an accent wall. And the color choice is really up to you - you can go tried-and-true with something classic, or let your creativity soar with something bright and beautiful.
A tiny room with big ideas
How much thought have you given to the decor in your bathroom or powder room? Probably not a whole lot. But you can easily transform that small space with a little bit of time and a little bit of paint. Many homes have two bathrooms - and that second bathroom is generally small and mostly for convenience. That’s one of the joys of decorating a small room like this. You don’t have to try to make it look bigger - so you can throw out all of those tips for maximizing a small space. As long as you have the right lighting, you can choose pretty much any color you’d like. We love the idea of a rich purple or lavender in a small powder room. There’s just something so regal and clean about it that will leave you and your guests impressed with the beauty of this small and functional space.
DIY painting one step at a time
These are just some of the small DIY painting projects you can take on in a weekend. The whole point here, really, is that you don’t have to overhaul your entire home in order to make a difference in the look and feel of your home. You can take on small projects here and there - whenever you have the time. These small DIY painting projects can all add up to big changes in your Jacksonville, FL home.
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