The next time you look for a chance to do a bit of decorating yourself, you could consider trying a few novel wall painting techniques, just for the fun of them. There's really no reason why you should simply stick to your paint brushes or rollers and get a bland and uniform wall finish the way it's always been done. There are plenty of new and fun wall painting ideas that you could try. The best part of trying some of these ideas is that you really don't need any special skills; and at the same time, you can still look like you're artistic. That's exactly the kind compliments you will receive.
It doesn't take much to use wall stencils, for instance. It's very basic equipment, and you just need to be a little adventurous to try something like this. You can completely bet on it that when people come by, that they'll think that you've done something really artistic, even if it's plain to see that it's a stencil that did all the hard work.
Wall stencils allow you to just dab paint on through a stencil and print beautiful patterns at regular intervals. As long as you're careful with the spacing and with making sure that the stencil is never crooked, you can pretty much turn a drab area of wall into something that's truly inspired. As simple as this is, the downside is that if you get the spacing or the angle wrong even a couple of times, it can end up looking seriously amateurish. That's all people will see. It could be a good idea to practice well before you start.
Faux painting is another one of those wall painting techniques that take little effort, but that look completely like they've been done by some kind of artistic expert. Faux painting has become quite popular these days, and there are a number of possible methods that you can pick from.
For the best results, you need to prepare a solid base color that is likely to look good under the glaze. There are many kinds of technique possible in the way the base coat is applied, and each one looks different as you view it through the glazing layer that goes on top .
You could for instance, use a light layer of color wash so that the base color shows through it. You could use a brush, a sponge or anything else to put this additional layer on, and you create a different effect with each. In fact, some people use two colors, one with each kind of applicator. The more complex things look in the end, the more deep, mysterious and artistic it will look.