An effective way to shake up the interior without serious expenses is to enclose the room in a “frame”. We are talking about decorative contours. Framing will emphasize the architecture of the space, add graphics to the interior and make it more expressive. You will be surprised how many surfaces you can circle and outline! And you will need nothing for such a decor – a can of paint left over from a previous repair, a roller and masking tape.
Highlight the walls of the room with contours – emphasize all the corners, as well as niches and ledges, if any. Graphic dark lines will enhance the contrasts and give the room a more dramatic look.
Advice: Use paint only a couple of tones darker than the wall color if you are afraid of sharp contrasts.
Skirting boards and ceiling moldings also deserve attention: painted in bright colors, they themselves are able to “pull out” the most ordinary and boring interior.
If there are no skirting boards or moldings in your room, it will be even easier for you: you can simply draw them, moreover, exactly the width you want (and all this without tedious trips to the store).
Korneev Design Workshop
Euro Laguna Marble Inc.
Contouring won’t hurt the floor either. Graphic lines will give dynamics to the interior, set the direction of movement, direct the eye to bright decorative elements (for example, a sculpture or a picture on the wall).
In addition, the contours help to zone the space – and, unlike the most compact partitions and screens that serve the same purpose, they do not take up any space at all.
Choose floor paints for work, they are durable and resistant to abrasion. After all, you will constantly walk on the floor, and you will have to wash it periodically.
Highlight the architectural features of your room with color – emphasize windows with contrasting paint. Paint the bindings – they will turn into elegant frames, and the picturesque views from the window will become paintings.
However, such a decor will also help out if the landscape outside the window is not the most cheerful: a bright frame will simply draw all the attention to itself.
You can paint not only frames (plastic double-glazed windows are not quite designed for this), but also window slopes. The effect of a snow-white window in a colored frame will be no less impressive.
Like windows, doors can also be emphasized with color. In addition, there are twice as many opportunities here. Try to draw a perimeter – a door frame or architraves.
Experiment with outlines: draw an intricate arch from the eastern palace or a strict antique portico with columns. And, if this option seems too frivolous to you, use it in the children’s room.
Dembowski & Tikhonova Architects
Not only the perimeter of the apartment, but also its contents can become a canvas.
Just a couple of colorful lines will add spice to ordinary pieces of furniture, as is the case with the kitchen set in the photo.
Dulux Amazing Space
Attached to the wall, notes and notes, photographs and posters will look like an integral decorative composition – just draw a common frame around them. It not only focuses attention on the decor, but also slightly reduces the level of visual noise – it groups and arranges various elements into a single system.
You can use contours quite locally – to highlight individual objects hanging on the wall or standing near it. For example, try creating a contrasting frame for a wall mirror (pictured), a painting, a bookcase, a bedside lamp, even a TV.
Try to accurately repeat the outlines of objects. If not, enclose them in strict rectangular frames.
Lanny Nagler Photography
Does the bed have a headboard? Draw it with outlines. Or frame an existing one for an unexpected and fresh look.
Are you ready to draw outlines in your own house? On what surfaces?