You want your ordinary stairs to become an incredible accent in your interior? Then you have to look for some paint and brushes in your garage, because today you will learn how to decorate your stairs Moroccan style. If you like patterns and color and you are open to new experiments then this is the right project for you.
This DIY Project combines two popular styles
the Ombre effect (tonal changes with blue – from darker to lighter) and using interesting patterns in decoration. It can create amazing effects in your space, so you should give it a try. There are a few things you will need though.
- A few templates
- Spray glue
- Duct tape
- Sand paper
If your stairs have an uneven texture, you can use plaster to fix them or add some detail you will later decorate with patterns. Use basic color. You can use a small roller or brushes. Don’t forget to tape the area you don’t want colored. When the paint is dried, you can move on to the next step.
Add a small amount of glue on the back of the patterns just on the area around the samples so it is tightly attached to the surface, otherwise the pattern can look blurry. Don’t use too much glue, you can even mix it with a small amount of water. If the glue idea seems to risky for you, use protective tape that will tape the pattern to the surface.
Add the paint using a thick brush with a blunt end or a small sponge soaked in paint. If the pattern sticks tight to the surface, you won’t have problems with any sample. But still carefully add paint, because a brush can go through the samples under the patter. You better use a sponge, so the edges are clear, and the color even.
Add a few layers of paint so the sponges get the desired tone, use a paper plate to mix the colors and clean the remaining paint of the brush or sponge.
In this way stair cases get an original accent in your home. If you want to accent the beauty of your stairs even more, proper lighting is the key. A beautiful stair case can be ruined with bad lighting, so don’t let that happen to you. Big windows are a must, but they come with their own set of problems. Too much light and it can be just as a bad as low amounts of natural light. If you don’t have the money to buy chandeliers and expensive artificial lighting, invest in a more flexible and cheaper option like curtains or blinds. Curtains allow to either block the light, more or less depending on how thick they are, or to let all of it in, again depending on the thickness. But blinds, because they allow you to rotate them, allow greater flexibility controlling the precise amount of light in your space.
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