If you’re looking for a way to add colour, style, and a bit of personality to your home, look no further than spray paint.
Inexpensive and easy to use, it’s great for creating an attention-grabbing mural or a stylish pattern on a feature wall, or breathe new life into old pieces of furniture.
Here’s our tips on how to use spray paint in your interior design.
If you’re particularly arty, you can use spray paints to create a mural on one of your walls. This will work particularly well as the focal point of a room in which you frequently entertain guests, such as the living room or kitchen.
If you don’t consider yourself particularly artistic, or if you prefer a more regimented and organised style, you can buy a pre-made stencil from Ideal Stencils, or even try making your own.
Using a stencil might feel like cheating, but it can lead to some seriously impressive results, especially if you repeat a pattern across the whole wall to recreate the effect of wallpaper.
This will put a chic spin on the current trend, as wallpapering a room is currently out of fashion. Check out this article on indoor graffiti murals from Decoist for inspiration on how to use spray paint to decorate your walls.
If this sounds appealing to you but you’ve never used spray paint before, take a look at this helpful guide from We Spray Anything to learn the basics. Make sure to practise your design on paper before moving on to your wall, as you won’t have much leeway for mistakes.
When you come to choose your spray paint, choose the Gold range from Montana if you’re a beginner. This range, which is an acrylic-based paint available in a choice of over 250 colours, comes with a low-pressure valve which sprays the paint on at a slower speed, allowing beginners to get great results.
Fat Buddha stocks a wide range of Montana Gold spray paints on their online store, including varieties with a finish such as marble, glitter, and glow in the dark.
Both vibrant and detailed murals, and minimalist repetitive spray paint designs go well alongside sleek and contemporary furniture. The more attention-grabbing your design is going to be, the more subtle we recommend you make the rest of your interior design choices.
This is because several loud elements competing with each other will ruin the ambience of a room. An otherwise minimally designed room will make the perfect canvas for a mural.
Another great use of spray paints in interior design is to upcycle pieces of old furniture, or even transform a mundane item you find in a shop. Give an old chair, photo frame, or coffee table a coat of spray paint in your favourite colour to breathe new life into it.
This is a great way of turning an ordinary piece of furniture into the focal point of a room. For inspiration for how you could upcycle furniture with spray paint, take a look at this guide from How Does She.
Keep these creative ways of using spray paints in mind, as they could open up new possibilities for adding vibrancy and style to your home.