1. Ombre walls
Ombre is all the rage these days. You can find it in celebrity hairstyles, in nail art, on the runway, and of course, in interior design.
Learn how to paint your walls ombre here.
2. Patterned print rolls
Liven up a drab wall with some fun patterns! Even a child could do this DIY, and there are so many possibilities for wall art!
NotWallpaper is a great resource for patterned rolls.
3. Stenciled wallpaper
Painting wallpaper is a little more tedious than using a roller, but think of how accomplished you’ll feel after designing your entire wall. Those beautiful paint imperfections will give your room more character, promise!
Vertical stripes create a feeling of height, so use that to your advantage! Your tiny studio apartment could use the illusion of size, right?
5. Chevron pattern
If you really really really wanna zig-a-zag-ahhhh, chevron patterned walls are for you. They’re a nice alternative to stripes, and can create a fun, bold look in your home.
Learn how to transform your wall here.
6. Herringbone pattern
The herringbone pattern takes it’s name from the herring, as it somewhat resembles fish bones. It’s a little more elaborate than a chevron pattern, so you can play with color and space more.
7. Polka dots
Polka dots are whimsical and for those who are a little twee at heart. All manic pixie dream girls should aspire for this kind of decor and wall art.
8. Glossy paint over matte backgrounds
So you love the patterns above, but you want a more subtle design? Try using glossy paints over a matte background.
Create Dramatic Effects with Sheen here.
9. Accent walls
Sometimes less is more, and in terms of walls, you don’t have to paint them all ONE color. Accent walls are great if you want to call attention to a certain spot in your room, like a little nook, and pull attention away from your messy bed. (If that’s your thing.)