Get Creative With Your Next Paint Job: 10 Ideas for Painting "Outside the Lines"

Get Creative With Your Next Paint Job: 10 Ideas for Painting "Outside the Lines"

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Nancy Mitchell
Nov 9, 2015
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Sure, you could paint a whole room, or just an accent wall — but if you're looking to try something a little different, take a look at these 10 out-of-the-box options.

Above: Fake a little architectural interest by adding a painted wainscot, as seen on Marie Claire Maison. We especially love the dramatic effect this has with a dark paint.

(Image credit: Dulux)

Spotted on Dulux, a room with playful painted bands of color.

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A graphic painted wall add excitement to a bedroom spotted on Anthology Mag.

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Add extra impact by paitning both a door and the door frame, as seen onFrench by Design.

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It might be pretty time consuming, but a wall of painted stripes (like this one from Casa) is sure to make you smile every time you look at it.

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Paint the inside of a cased opening for a little jolt of cheerful color. Image from Design Sponge.

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A painted block of color acts as a sort of headboard, and cozifies a bedroom from Jelanie Shop.

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From House of Hawkes, here's a great way to add just a little color to a room with paint. Picking out the baseboard, and just a few other elements, in a bright hue adds a touch of color without being overwhelming.

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A painted block of color is a great to turn a simple wall ledge into a unique display. Image from Karwei.

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These painted stripes add a little pizzazz to a space from Vtwonen.

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