Spruce up a room with a painted, oversized wall design


Looking to update the look of your living spaces this spring? Try a fresh coat of paint! Here's everything you need to know for a professional-looking interior paint job.

How to Paint an Oversized Design - For a one-of-a-kind look that is more personal than wallpaper, grab some blackboard chalk and start sketching. You'll need a pattern first, of course, so start small and think big. That's how decorative painter Brian Carter breathed new life into the dining room shown here.


How to Paint a Room: A Step-by-step
- While you don't have to be a pro to learn how to paint like one, there is more to a good paint job than just slathering some color on the wall. That's where we come in. Here are 8 steps, a tools list, shopping list, and much more to help you get the job done.

Choose Colors with a Color Wheel
- Proving the rule that opposites attract, these pairings can always be found at opposite ends from each other on a paint color wheel. When put together, they bring out the best in each other, making both colors look cleaner and brighter than if either were mixed with, say, a neutral gray or a different shade of the same hue.

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