5 Ideas for Painting Office Walls
Friday, March 02, 2012
Does your office or retail store need some sprucing up or a complete makeover? Fear not! Lakeside Painting has you covered with a few ideas.
A mural needn't be something amateur-looking or completely in-your-face. Instead of painting an entire wall as a mural, use one solid color, perhaps a red or gray, then use stencils of objects or ideas that relate to your business.
For instance, if you own a technology company, use a stencil of electric circuitry. If you own a hair salon, have a few silhouettes of well-coiffed men and women stenciled on the wall. Doggy day-care? Simple: again, pick a solid color for the base, then maybe have contemporary art renderings of your favorite four-legged critters. Cafe? Stencil some coffee beans!
A variety of faux finish techniques exist that can be utilized creatively and cheaply for your office walls. At Lakeside Painting, we are big fans of "antiquing," the process of giving a surface a vintage or "lived-in" look. It's also called the "Cottage Look." (Read our "Cottage Look" blog for some ideas with these techniques).
You can also give walls bronzing or gold effects for a more elegant look.
As we have noted with our "Wallpaper of the Week" series, there are a number of striking, vibrant, and original wallcoverings out there in America. You might say that the 21st century is the Age of Wallpaper. Go Victorian if you want something classical for your office or store's walls. Or if you are looking for something more daring, check out Flavor Paper's designs.
Frottage Leather Walls
Bored with all other conventional wall designs and painting schemes? Consider giving your office or store's walls a frottage leather design.
Frottage leather walls involve a subtractive process, in which a base and coat are applied, followed by the application of plastic sheeting. Once the sheeting has been applied, a brush is manipulated over the plastic to give the paint an irregular surface, full of different impressions to simulate the look of leather. It also looks rather like what you see when viewing paper close-up.
Paint Shelves & Furniture
Are your walls looking just fine but everything else looks drab and boring? Think of painting shelves and furniture in a variety of vibrant colors. You'll bring much-needed color to the office or store space, and it will lift both customer and employee spirits. It's also a great but subtle form of marketing: project the image you want.
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