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Different textures to work with for stunning interior walls

Rather than having to look at a bland wall every morning, consider transforming it into an artistic canvas of sorts. You can achieve this easily via textures that help generate a focal point of interest in the room while complementing the rest of the décor. There are several different kinds of interesting textures you can choose for your interior walls. Some of the more popular ones have been given here.

Faux Finish

Faux Finish

If you are pressed for space in the room, opting for a faux finish would be the best way to get a texture on the wall without adding bulk to it. A faux finish will add more visual depth to the wall sans the heaviness involved. The best way to achieve this via sponge painting that would make use of a sponge and latex paint. You can substitute the sponge with a cloth or even a tissue paper for different kinds of finishes.

Dimpled Finish

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The dimpled finish would give you a look similar to that of an orange peel. The bumpy texture can be achieved by using a sprayer, a thinning compound and a texture hopper. This is one of the easiest wall paint designs you can opt for. Just remember to choose a sprayer that comes with the specific nozzle type you want for the desired finish.

Stucco Finish

Stucco Finish

The Stucco finish lends a dramatic flair to the wall. Made from a mixture of sand, limestone and water, Stucco texture would be a great option to hide away those tiny imperfections in the wall while displaying a very pleasing texture. You will need a thick ‘stucco formulated’ paint and a roller for the same purpose. Ensure that the paint is thick enough to provide an even look on the wall. It is best considered to opt for two coats of paint for best results.

Venetian Plaster Finish

Venetian Plaster Finish

Like stucco, a Venetian plaster finish would add a dramatic Italian look to the room. However, it can take quite some time to achieve considering the numerous coats of paint you need to add in order to get the desired effect. The bold and smooth surface of the Venetian plaster finish owes its texture to the pigmented mixture which needs to be applied to the wall using a drywall knife or a trowel.

Sand Finish

Sand Finish

The great thing about opting for sand finish on the walls is that it will give you an effect of adobe walls. Another good thing about this texture is that it is readily available in the form of sand paint in stores. All you need to do is get a roller to apply the paint on the walls, using either straight or circular strokes depending on your preferences. While straight lines will offer a linear finish, circular strokes will offer a more dramatic effect to the texture.

Artistic Finish

Artistic Finish

Of course there are some of us who believe in showcasing our creative side at every opportunity. If you are planning to get some texture for the walls, consider doing it in a really unique way. Apply a thick coat of paint on the wall and use a drywall knife to create lines, waves, ridges and what not on the walls. The entire wall is your canvas as you go to work creating your own artistic texture that will turn heads for sure.

You can also apply multiple coats of paint to create a richer product, making sure to carve out more patterns in the wall in between each coat. The final result will be a bold and dramatic wall that reflects your personality to the core.

Textures can help create a focal point of interest in the rooms. When used on walls, they can create an instant pleasing effect that will rub off on the rest of the room décor as well, thus making the entire room stand out.