When working on any interior design project you won’t lack options for what you can do or buy. Far from it in fact. The problem is the wide choice of items you could quite easily integrate into that new room of yours. No… the real problem is budget and keeping an eye on it. While budget is an important consideration for you it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your decorating goals – once you start looking at your project a different way you’ll realize that you don’t need to spend mountains of cash to get the effects you want.
So when creating wall art and working to a budget the first thing you should avoid are those ready-made kits which are mass produced and generally far over-priced. These simply don’t provide a good return on investment in terms of how much area of a room they actually cover. They also take away from the fun of discovering techniques for yourself.
The next thing is to take a look around your house and open your mind to what some normal household objects and a touch of paint can achieve. For example if you want to add some texture to a wall you can achieve this by simply sponge painting that wall. Sponge painting means either dabbing the wet paint you’ve just applied with a sponge or alternatively you can also just paint directly onto the wall with the sponge itself.
The neat thing about sponge painting like this is that it’s very easy and the whole family can get involved. Plus all it requires is some house paint and some sponges so it won’t hurt your budget. You should try this technique when you get a chance – it really does produce a great result.
If sponge painting doesn’t sound quite right for you then you could also use stencils to create designs on your walls. Stencils can be applied with either standard house paint or you could even use spray paint to achieve glossier or metallic color effects. Stencils are available in a huge variety of styles and patterns and you can find something to suit and your family online in a matter of just minutes. One important tip is that when you use stencils you should cover the area around the stencil to prevent any over-spray or spillage.