In the world of home renovation, no update is as transformative as indoor painting. Changing up the colors on your interior walls can breathe new life into the space without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking to update your living room this summer season, read on. Here are the most popular painting options that will make the room pop.

1.   Use Geometric Shapes

In case your living room is missing a focal point, you can create one without buying furniture or doing construction work. All you need to do is paint blocks of color on a white or neutral background. You can pick any shade you want, although it’s best to go for a bold option.

By using geometric shapes, you can create faux architectural detailing that will easily draw people’s attention. Pair it up with some accessories such as shelves, plants, or other decorations, and your living room will look brand new!

2.   Half-Painting

If geometric shapes aren’t really your thing, you can also create an accent wall by painting the top and bottom half of it in different colors. Ideally, these colors would be contrasting but aesthetically pleasing in combination.

Generally, the darker and bolder color should go on the lower portion of the wall. As such, it will provide the perfect contrast to your furniture and ground the entire room. On the other hand, a lighter upper hue will open the room up and make it look bigger.

3.   A Chalkboard Wall

Do you have little ones who constantly try to scribble on your living room walls? If so, it is a good idea to choose a wall and paint it with a chalkboard backdrop.

Besides allowing your kids to doodle to their heart’s content, this idea can also add a sophisticated touch to your living room. And to ensure it is not too dark, keep the other walls bright with a shade of white of your choosing.

4.   Ombre Walls

Ombre walls are all the rage right now, and it is easy to see why. This style takes different complementary colors and combines them to create a pleasant but modern mix for your living room.

The key to making an ombre wall modern? Avoid sharp transitions! Instead, let the colors bleed into each other gradually. This season, the best colors to choose are peachy tones, as well as different shades of light blue and green.

Need Any Help?

If you want even more living room painting tips, Mike’s Decorating and Painting is here for you. Currently, we service the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, including:

  • Frankfort
  • New Lenox
  • Oak Lawn
  • Mokena
  • Orland Park

…and many more! Contact us today, and let’s transform your living room together!