Choosing the color for your four wall space is an important element to consider when decorating a room. In general, little thought is given to the fifth wall, your ceiling. Often painted white or with a touch of neutral color, it adds little to the decor. But a bold blanket can make a cool statement! We have already shared some original ceiling designs, and today I want to dive into this topic and show you some real tutorials that will allow you to create an adorable and dreamy ceiling to complete your room decor.
Not only juicy colors, but stencils are an inexpensive way to add visual interest to this surface. Turn your generic blanket into an inspirational focal point with a few items from the craft store. First, take a look at your room, its colors and patterns, and decide on the best color for your ceiling and the pattern you want to liven up. When you have found a satisfactory stencil, buy it; if not, make your own using special programs – feel creative!
When the stencil is ready, remove the furniture from the areas where you plan to use the stencil. Cover the parts and your floor with tarpaulin or old sheets to protect them from paint splatter and spills. Position a sturdy stepladder under the ceiling where you want to start stenciling.
Prepare your ceiling for stenciling. If it’s not freshly painted, clean the surface with a soft cloth soaked in a solution of mild detergent and water. Rinse off any remaining soap residue with a clean cloth and fresh water.
Collect painting supplies so that they are easily accessible while you work: painter’s tape, a spirit level, your stencil, a roller, the paint of your choice. Pour the acrylic craft paint into a single paint pan.
Position the template on the ceiling that you want to stencil on. A good idea is to start from the corner to make it more convenient. Line up a carpenter’s level with the edge of the stencil to make sure your stencil is straight. Secure the corners of the stencil with painter’s tape. You can use spray glue and just spray the back of the stencil, let it sit for a minute, and then stick it to the ceiling as well.
Dip the roller in your paint, then blot the end of the brush onto newspaper to remove any excess paint. The brush should be almost dry to avoid paint dripping. Apply paint up and down the template with a brush. The color will look faded. Keep dabbing until you are happy with the intensity. Repeat this process until you have completed the template’s pattern.
Remove the painter’s tape and lift the template off the finished section. Move it to the next area you want to stencil. Repeat the stencil step until you are happy with your decorated ceiling.
A living room is often the most important room of all, as everyone gathers in this room and guests also come here. Hence, the decor should be warm, inviting and inspiring. Today we are discussing Christmas living room decor and I promise that these ideas will make your space the coziest in the world!
Basically, every living room has several areas that are important for decoration: a fireplace and mantelpiece, windows and a corner with your Christmas tree. Some living rooms may have all of these parts, others just some, and even if you don't have a tree, it can fill your living room with festive spirit. I'll show you how to do it.
If you decorate a Christmas mantle properly, it will easily become a focal point in your living room and you won't need a tree with an amazing mantelpiece. Some living rooms run out of space so this can be your perfect solution. Light up your mantelpiece with Christmas lights, candles, marquee lights, and signs. Add evergreen garlands and wreaths, snowy or usual ones. Hang stockings and ornaments in the colors you like: these can be arrangements or just ornaments hanging on the mantelpiece. Put candles in your non-working fireplace or make an artificial insert of firewood. Lanterns, berries and pine cones can add a special charm to your mantelpiece. Don't be afraid to make it really luscious, it will give you a vacation feel.
A Christmas tree is a traditional piece for the winter holidays, and we often cannot imagine winter holidays without a tree: at least we place a tiny or wall tree. Even without decor, a tree can be a focal point of any room - a living room, kitchen, or outdoor space. Choose a tree that suits your style: silver or white for a shabby chic room, snow for traditional and vintage rooms, a modern wall or garden version for a minimalist or contemporary interior. Decorate it as you wish: just lights, pine cones, ornaments, artificial snow or with garlands.
Christmas window decor
Windows can also be decorated to bring a festive spirit inside. The most popular decoration here is a wreath: hanging the same symmetrical wreaths on the window looks cool, stylish and elegant. You can also frame your window with a garland of lights and bows or hang some ornaments over the window. Decorate your window with pine cone garlands or snow-covered pompom garlands and enjoy!