bringing your walls to life

PAINTING THE HOUSE

Most of us have had a go at painting at some point in our lives, with often the toughest decision being in the selection of colour. Once the choice has been made and you have masked up the borders, it is not too difficult to get the job done in a reasonable amount of time, and with a fairly decent end result by bringing your walls to life. It might not look as perfect as if you have brought in a professional painter, but it will certainly be significantly cheaper, and cost is an issue that many people have to be concerned about. In pretty much all such circumstances though, the walls, or ceiling generally tend to be a single colour, which makes the walls look bright and clean enough, but do not really add any character to the room.

DECORATIVE PAINTING

Just because the walls you are about to paint are of a single tone right now, doesn’t mean that you have to repeat it, as with a little thought and creativity can aid in bringing your walls to life. Decorative painting has been around for a very long time, as shown by the villas of Ancient Rome, or going back even further, Neolithic paintings found on cave walls, tens of thousands of years old. What can be achieved today though has come a very long way from such simplistic beginnings, with some providing a room enhancing finish to the floors and ceilings, in addition to the walls. You can create any scene within your imagination, or bring an artificial appearance, making it appear the surface is completely different from the reality.

THE CHILDREN’S ROOM

Some simple decorative ideas can totally transform your children’s bedroom, from somewhere they just go to do their homework or to sleep, into something awe-inspiring and which will grip their imagination. Murals are an excellent option, especially if you can provide some matching options in curtains or bed covers. Checking out those options might provide  the inspiration for the wall design, which could show anything from animals in a jungle, to a spaceship travelling across the nighttime sky. The kids will love it and you can be sure they will be keen to invite their friends over, to show off what a great looking room they have. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but use of some different bright and vibrant colours is much more aesthetically pleasing than a simple monotone wall.

THE VISITORS SECTION

Guests normally see three main areas when visiting, being the entrance way or hall, and the living and dining rooms, which are also great places to show some individuality in bringing your walls to life. Professional commercial painters on the Gold Coast have many ideas on creating different effects, which can make walls resemble marble, wood, or any other surface you care to choose from. It can be simple or complex, but anything which deviates from the standard minimalistic white walls, helps to bring a little bit of style to the room. The floor and ceiling can also benefit from some creativity, and while Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel could be tough to recreate, even simple options such as graphic shapes, patterns, or some simple stripes all offer something eye-catching.

A little thought can make a big difference in bringing your walls to life. And even the DIY enthusiast will find options well within their capability, though for masterpieces, you may well need to bring in the professionals, who thankfully are likely to complete their work much faster than Michelangelo’s five years.

 

 

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