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Smear Fresh Paint On The Walls, Then Brush Through With A Broom For A Gorgeous Effect

by Rebecca Endicott
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Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

When it comes to changing the decor in your home, painting the walls is one of the easiest and most effective methods. After all, a coat of paint can make a dark room bright or a bland room distinctive!

Painting your home is also a great way to showcase your own style and artistic sensibilities.

We all have distinctive personal tastes that come out in how we dress, where we live, and the designs we choose for our homes. Painting the walls with a beautiful color or dramatic pattern can reflect who we are and the space we want to live in.

In fact, there are lots of intriguing ways to use house paint to decorate your home. Picking a color is just the beginning — employing new ingredients and unexpected textures can totally change the look of the paint on your walls.

For instance, if you want the cozy feel of adobe walls but live far from the American Southwest, you can try mixing fine-grained sand into an earth-toned paint for a tangible granular look.

Similarly, you can create a dynamic, shabby-chic wall by running the bristles of an old broom through a coat of paint while it’s still drying. The result is a beautiful wall with a bit of artificial wear and tear for a lived-in vibe.

Scroll through to the video below for more details on these and other painting tips, and don’t forget to SHARE these clever ideas with fellow interior-design enthusiasts.

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