The trend these days is to discover extremely innovative ways to decorate interiors on a budget. The tips provided below are just a few of many ways one can inexpensively achieve a truly original look for a room.
Borders on a wall are an elegant way to change look of a room. The easiest way to do this is to paint two parallel lines either at eye level or about a foot above floor. Deciding on what motifs or designs to paint or stencil between these two lines will depend entirely on who occupants of room are. For example, if it is a childís room then you could dip childís hands in paint and make hand prints between lines at regular intervals. I am yet to find a kid who doesnít enjoy this activity thoroughly! Also, kids love to display their school art projects on their bedroom walls. Try hanging up these projects on their room walls and watch their eyes light up!
Another option for border design is block printing using vegetables or fruits. Capsicum, okra and apples when cut in half horizontally, dipped in paint and stamped onto surface produce readymade floral designs. String beans can be used to print tiny leaf designs. Use your imagination to cut up a design on potatoes or carrots. Then use this as a homemade stencil to reproduce design.
Here is another great way to add design to your walls. Choose any old toy car or truck in your childís toy basket, dip wheels into paint and roll it along surface to create parallel lines; or you could zigzag them for a cute effect!
Step outside for a walk. Pick up a few leaves that appeal to you. Now dip leaf surface into paint and press it onto wall to create a naturally stenciled leaf design.
For a genuine work of art, try this. Dip an old toothbrush into paint. Hold brush close to surface you would like to produce this effect on. Now pull back bristles and release them gently so that a fine spray effect is produced on desired surface. Test out spray action on a piece of paper before trying it on a wall. Sponge painting is another surface painting method to create special effects inexpensively. Sponged-on designs actually let you personalize your space with minimum effort, cost and time. All you need is a plain wall, some cheap acrylic paint, a sponge and lots of enthusiasm! If you canít afford expensive sea sponges, then donít fret yet, there is help. Just get any old/new sponge, randomly pinch out pieces so you get an uneven plucked out effect. Now hold this piece of Ďpersonal artí comfortably in your hand and dip it into paint. Then dab paint-soaked portion onto a scrap of paper, just to get excess paint out. Proceed to applying sponge onto wall at regular intervals. Stand back and view your artwork before touching up design. Have fun!