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25 Wall Painting Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

The walls of your home are one of the largest surfaces available to you, making them the perfect spot to add some personality and style. 

No matter what room you’re looking to decorate, adding wall art can instantly change t

he look and feel of your space, even if it’s just temporary paint slapped onto a large piece of cardboard! This week we’ve gathered 25 wall painting ideas that will give your home an instant makeover and make you want to spray paint everything in sight!


Wall Decor with Metallic Spray Paint

25 wall painting ideas

If you’re looking for a simple way to transform your home, spray painting is a great DIY project. If you don’t feel like investing in expensive pre-made wall art or buying costly frames, take your paintbrush out and give one of these metallic ideas a try. All it takes is one can of spray paint, some cardboard and a few hours of free time. Voilà! You have brand new wall decor!

Rocking Chair Re-Spray

Have an old rocking chair and want to give it a makeover? One of our favorite painting hacks is using metallic spray paint on metal surfaces. Find a similar shade of spray paint (silver or gold) that has satin finish, rather than high-gloss, and apply a coat all over your rocking chair. Once you’ve allowed it to dry, sand down any rough edges and apply another layer of spray paint. Repeat until you have achieved your desired level of shine.

Laundry Hamper Re-Spray

Use some cardboard and metallic spray paint to get your laundry hamper looking fresh! Spray or brush with several thin coats of paint, making sure you let each coat dry completely before applying another. With a little creativity, you can give a tired or boring piece new life!

Coffee Table Re-Spray

Coffee tables are a great place to showcase your favorite things, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get a little help from some spray paint. Choose a color that coordinates with your existing decor, or choose something bolder if you want a pop of color in your space. Take an afternoon and transform an old piece of furniture into something new and exciting!

Fireplace Mantel Re-Spray

A fireplace mantel makes a beautiful backdrop for your living room, whether it’s a focal point or something more subtle. It can be even better if you paint it in an unexpected color. To paint a fireplace mantel with metallic paints, we used Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3TM Primer, followed by Rust-Oleum® ColorPlace Metallic Paint in Gold Dust.

Cabinets Re-Spray

Over time, cabinet doors can get dull. A quick and simple way to freshen up old kitchen cabinets is with a coat of spray paint. Choose an appropriate hue and lightly spray your cabinets in a sweeping motion from top to bottom, evenly covering all surfaces. Allow some time for drying before applying any additional coats of paint or varnish (if applicable). This will ensure your cabinets will look great for years to come!

Fridge Magnet Re-Spray

Paint an old fridge magnet with metallic paint, stick it on your wall and call it a work of art. Easy-peasy. This is one of those simple painting ideas that will really make a big impact in any room, whether you’re looking for a fun accent piece or trying to liven up an otherwise boring wall. The fact that you can repaint these magnets over and over again makes them even more awesome—and helps ensure that you won’t get bored anytime soon!

Shelves Re-Spray

Have a shelf that could use some new life? Take it down, clean it off, and give it a fresh coat of paint! Choose an accent color that will blend well with other things in your home or pop with bright and bold hues. Large furniture like bookcases and headboards are also good candidates for wall painting. Get creative by choosing a one-of-kind design or print online (or sketch something yourself) and create custom art on your walls.

Gold Leaf Ceiling

Why settle for a plain ceiling when you can get it gold leafed? This is one of those projects that are more expensive than a DIY, but well worth it. You don’t have to invest in all new furniture either. Simply reupholster your old sofa and chairs to give them a fresh feel! This will help them blend in with your newly painted room. Are your walls too plain? A few stencils can make all of the difference.

Faux Stained Glass

Take a leftover piece of cardboard and cut it into shapes or letters. Use spray paint to create a stained glass look. Use a stencil to create your own pattern. This can also be done with any type of cardboard and any kind of spray paint. Just keep in mind, transparent paints will show off more of your pattern than opaque paints do, so you may want to consider that if you want to make a design such as polka dots, etc.

Glitter Accents

Adding small accents of glitter can really make a room pop, but it’s important to note that you don’t need much at all. It’s best to work in small sections and simply spray two or three light coats. Because glitter dries fast, there isn’t time to do many layers so be sure to have your outline already in place before you get started!

Black and White Stripes

In a relatively small space, alternating black and white stripes create an illusion of width. It’s a pretty classic look, but it can work very well in certain environments. To pull off striped walls without overpowering your room, make sure that you stick to a slim stripe (no more than 1-2 inches thick). Also, consider whether or not you want to paint it horizontally or vertically before selecting your wall color.

Colorful Blooms with Fabric

If you’re a beginner at painting, use colors that are easy to match and complementary. Fabric dye is a great choice because it comes in a wide range of colors and can be easily mixed together. Start by mixing four different fabrics (white, red, black and blue). Take some old fabric you don’t mind sacrificing, cut it into small pieces, and dip them into each color to create unique shades. Once they’re dry, arrange them like little flowers on your wall.

Natural Wood Paneling

With a few simple tools and a little know-how, you can have your walls looking like weathered barnwood in no time. Weathered wood is all over Pinterest these days and makes such a great focal point in any room of your home it has that natural, authentic look that nobody can quite pin down, making it feel both elegant and cozy at once. The best part? It’s so easy to make! Check out our step-by-step instructions to get started.

Metallic Flowers

For a dramatic look, try painting all or part of your walls with metallic paint. You can get creative with these designs and make them work in any space. Metallic paints come in different finishes, so you’ll want to test before using. And you’ll definitely want to plan on a second coat!

Yellow Toned Walls

Do you have a yellow-toned wall that you can’t figure out how to paint over? Don’t give up! Paint over it with a metallic color, such as silver or gold. The final result will be something that is so unique and beautiful, you won’t believe it came from something hideous. The big advantage of painting your wall metallic is that there are so many different hues in your color palate!

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