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What are some good ideas for wall paint designs?

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Good ideas for paint designs for walls include a painted stripe pattern, a painted ombre effect and a painted faux wallpaper effect, using stencils. Another good idea is to paint pictures directly onto the wall, making them appear to be on three-dimensional canvases or have three-dimensional frames around them.

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For painted stripe patterns, the stripes can be vertical, horizontal or diagonal; they can be straight, wavy or chevron stripes. The stripe pattern can consist of two colors or multiple colors. Horizontal cream and beige chevron stripes create a soft, neutral look, while straight, vertical rainbow stripes create a bolder look. Painting only one or two walls in a room a stripe pattern and the rest of the walls a solid color allows viewers to appreciate the pattern without being overwhelmed by it.

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