Painting and decorating things around the home do not have to be a difficult task. Spray paint may make you think of graffiti and artists, but have you ever thought of using it your home? There is a variety of exciting ways you can easily update your home. You can use spray paint on a range of surfaces including wood, metal and more! Best of all, spray paint is a quick and cost-effective way to give your home a makeover.
Upcycling Your Old Furniture
If you’re thinking about replacing some of your larger pieces of furniture, but can’t afford new items, upcycle it! Upcycling simply means turning something old and tired into something new and exciting.
Consider using bright block colours on larger pieces of furniture if you have a light, neutral room. The bright colours will make an attractive feature.
If you want to give your furniture a vintage-modern look, you can easily do this with spray paint too. Choose a pastel colour and even consider adding a floral or lace decoupage pattern. You furniture will feel like it’s from another era, with a hint of contemporary style.
Get Creative With Flowers
Spray paint and flowers don’t sound like they’d mix but they do. There are many ways you can be creative with flowers, vases and pots.
Start with fresh flowers and plants from a store like Serenata Flowers and use the colours to inspire your decoration. For an easy update, you can paint your vases and flower pots. You could even change the colour of the pots from season to season!
If you’ve chosen flowers or plants, you’d like to preserve, consider drying them out. Then you can spray the flowers in golds and silvers for a beautiful effect. You can then use them for decorations or even create an alternative bouquet for your dinner table.
Make A Statement Mirror
A large mirror in any room will make it feel like it is much bigger. Statement mirrors with decorative details are popular. Mirrors like this are useful and look fantastic on display.
If you already have a large mirror, you can update the frame and create something exciting. After you’ve spray painted the frame in a colour of your choice, you can add decorative details. You may choose features such as branches, beads or shells. Allow yourself to be creative and have fun!
Another way you can make a statement with mirrors and spray paint is to use mirror spray paint! That’s right, you can buy spray paint that gives you a stunning, glossy reflective surface. Try spraying decorative stones or bowls for a fascinating decoration in any room.
Create A Feature Wall
Spray paint can be used to create a feature wall with ease. Feature walls look great if you have an otherwise neutral colour scheme. It allows you to have a pop of colour without overpowering your room.
By using sticky tape or stencils, you can create interesting patterns and effects on your walls. Sticky tape is perfect for creating stripes and chevron patterns. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can even use fabric such as lace or mesh.
Update Your Home Office
If you work from home, you may want to change your home office from time to time, so it feels refreshed. You don’t need to give the room a complete overhaul to make it feel new again.
If you have a desk that is quite bland, paint the legs of the desk a vivid colour. It will make the desk look new, without having to buy a new table.
You could also use chalkboard spray paint on a variety of surfaces to create a new noticeboard. Even consider spray painting the surface of your desk so you can jot down things as you work!
For finishing touches, you can use spray paint on mugs. Freshly painted mugs will make your coffee breaks more exciting than plain ones. If you’d like a new notebook, why not spray patterns onto plain notebooks. Spray paint also looks great on glass jars, which you can then use to store your stationary.
Modernize Your Door Handles
Spray painting your door handles bright colours or silver and gold is a quick way to update a room. Don’t just stick to the main door handles, this includes cabinets and any other small fittings you’d like to decorate.
Handles are only a small part of any room, but they are noticeable enough to make a difference if they have a captivating paint job. You could even mirror spray paint as mentioned earlier for something different.
Lighting is an essential part of any room, so why not make it a talking point? For a quick fix, you can spray your lampshades a new colour. If you’d like, you can use sticky tape to create patterns such as stripes. Don’t worry if your lamp shades are fabric, there are plenty of spray paints available for different materials.
If you’re not sure where to start with your lighting, read our guide. Our lighting guide will help you to make the right choices for your rooms.
Have you always dreamed of having a chandelier? Well now is the time. Shop around secondhand and antique stores for your perfect chandelier. It may not be in good condition or look worn – this is where the paint comes in. Spray painted chandeliers look sophisticated, whether you choose a demure or a bright colour! For an added touch of glamour, you can drape decorative beads from you chandelier.
Remember, there are a vast amount of different spray paints at your disposal. Don’t be afraid to try something new. If you don’t like the colour, or a pattern, it’s so easy that you can do it again! We recommend you start by painting small decorative items. This way, you can master your technique if you’ve never used spray paints before. Always read the instructions and remember to do your painting in an open, airy space. If you try any ideas, don’t forget to share them with us.