In 2023, use paint to make a bold statement, zone parts of your home or simply to add a pop of colour.
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 3 easy paint ideas to refresh your home in just 24 hours.
1. Paint a trendy arch wall
A key trend for interiors in 2023, curved shapes and arches bring softness and a relaxed, comfortable feel. “Introduce this trend to your kitchen-diner with a painted arch,” suggests Rebecca. “This look frames your dining set beautifully and adds personality to a blank wall.” Paint the arch an upbeat colour like sunny yellow to energise the space and keep the overall colour palette neutral with white, beige and light wood tones. Add warmth with a round oak dining table and elegant fabric chairs.
2. Paint your ceiling for a bold statement
In your living room, paint the ceiling for a dramatic feature. “Painted ceilings are trending for 2023 as an unexpected way to add colour,” says Rebecca. “They instantly draw the eyes up and make other accents pop.” Lighter hues help open up the room while darker shades feel polished and cosy. Create a fresh yet sophisticated look by painting your ceiling an invigorating green and keeping the walls white. Take a designer-led approach to ground the room with a contemporary grey sofa and modern accessories in metallic finishes.
3. Create a WFH nook with open shelves
Use paint and open shelves to zone your work-from-home area in a multi-functional room. “On the walls, use soothing light green as a neutral and define your workspace with green paint a few shades darker,” says Rebecca. “Then install open shelves and paint them in the same colour as the wall for a clean, seamless look.” On the shelves, display small potted plants and books that inspire your creativity. Create a modern, airy feel with a sleek black desk and chair.