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Utilizing Faux Paint Finishes in Home Decor

We have all seen a faux paint finish that makes us cringe a little.  When it comes to faux painting, there are many techniques that look dated but this is a case of “the baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater.”

We have all seen a faux paint finish that makes us cringe a little.  When it comes to faux painting, there are many techniques that look dated but this is a case of “the baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater.”  Faux paint finishes can be done in a modern, cool, timeless way that accents a home’s architectural and décor aesthetic.  Ultimate Home Ideas explains why faux paint finishes have grown in popularity, “Faux paintings have recently become a very popular interior decoration trend. The wall paper trend took a backseat in the 1990’s and thus people began to paint their walls with faux finish paints. You can completely transform your homes by using faux paints on walls. There are so many techniques and varieties available that there is one suitable for just about every home and home owner.Faux finishes range from smooth to textured finish. They may have the rough grainy look of sand or chalk or the ultra smooth finish of silk and satin. The kind of faux finish you choose for your walls adds a distinctive touch to your homes.”

When it comes to faux paint finishes, the possibilities for texture, style, and color are endless.  Additionally, faux painting finishes are a great way to transform your home for far less than something like wallpaper or other home remodeling would cost.  You can use faux painting finishes throughout your home, on an accent wall, to emphasize certain architectural features, or in individual rooms in your home.  Faux paint finishes are hardly something new, they have been used for centuries.  But, today’s modern techniques and interesting styles will give this classic technique new life.  Faux paint can be used to make walls look like certain types of stone, to make your wall look like it has wood grain texture, to create other natural texture and dimension, and to enhance visual interest in a space.  Additionally, faux paint is a popular technique for transforming concrete flooring into a myriad of different appearances.  When faux painting is done well, it will dramatically enhance the appearance of a space.  For this reason, it is important to hire an experienced painting contractor who knows how to not just brainstorm great ideas with you but actually execute them to create the look you want.  If you are looking for an economical, unique, and effective way to transform your home, consider implementing faux painting techniques to enhance your home’s appearance.

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