100+ Interior Wall Painting Ideas You’ll Love

Creative Ceiling Ideas to Paint or DIY

The often forgotten 5th wall, a painted ceiling can style a room so dramatically!

This collection includes both painted ceiling ideas and other ideas for DIYing a creative ceiling — because not all of us want to paint like Michaelangelo 😉

WALL PAINTING IDEAS IN THIS POST:
page 1: striped and wavy walls
page 2: ombre/colorwash/colorblock walls
page 3: stenciled walls and faux wallpaper
page 4: faux painted molding
page 5: murals and artsy walls
page 6: patterned and geometric walls
page 7: chalkboard and typography accent wall ideas
page 8: ceilings

Simple Ceiling Painting Ideas

A basic coat of paint in an accent color can make your room seem larger, brighter, and more vibrant.

Not sure how to pick your home color scheme and accent colors? Get our guide to picking a home color palette.

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yellow painted ceiling in a white kitchen

A bright, unexpected color on the wall or ceiling might be just what your room needs!

Boys Bedroom Wall Painting Idea Neutral Walls With Red Painted Ceiling Sarah Langtry Featured On Remodelaholic
modern neutral boys bedroom with red painted ceiling by Interiors by Sarah Langtry

Sarah Langtry wanted to keep her son’s bedroom sleek, simple and neutral, so painting the ceiling bright red brought in bold color without overwhelming the space.

yellow-striped-ceiling
yellow striped ceiling via Habitually Chic
circus tent painted ceiling
circus tent ceiling stripes via Anna Truelsen

Bringing the ceiling pattern or color down the walls a foot or so makes the ceiling seem taller, believe it or not!

Gorgeous White And Grey Herringbone Ceiling
painted herringbone ceiling pattern in the entryway by The Sweetest Digs on Remodelaholic

An entryway, living room, or bedroom is a great place to paint the ceiling.

polka dot ceiling idea
polka dot ceiling via Our Fifth House

Another easy polka dot feature — on the ceiling!

Totally paintable, but also easy with polka dot wall decals.  

Design a Playful Blue Boys Playroom | Tips Tricks and Inspiration
kids playroom with chalkboard wall and polka dot ceiling by Simply Sadie Jane

See more chalkboard wall ideas here.

More DIY Ceiling Ideas

If you want to keep the ceiling more neutral but still add a little excitement, install some ceiling texture with beadboard, wood planks, shiplap, pallet wood, and more!

DIY Whitewashed Wood Plank Ceiling in a Basement
whitewashed plank ceiling by Remodelaholic

When our basement ceiling needed a cover up, we installed whitewashed knotty pine ceiling planks (and our new favorite low-clearance LED lights).

White Kitchen With Brown Accents And Custom Plank Ceiling
kitchen reno with white plank ceiling by Chatfield Court on Remodelaholic
Modern Farmhouse Entry With DIY Pallet Wood Ceiling For Inset Tray Ceiling, Home Kimprovements On Remodelaholic (1)
herringbone wood ceiling inset by Home_Kimprovements on Remodelaholic

An inset or tray ceiling is a great place to paint or add interesting textures! See how Kim added this herringbone wood ceiling for FREE using pallet wood scraps.

DIY beadboard drop ceiling by Provident Home Design on Remodelaholic

Beadboard is a great option to add to a ceiling or to use as a drop ceiling in a basement.

For a high impact ceiling sure to turn heads, install a stained wood DIY coffered ceiling!

IN THIS POST:
page 1: striped and wavy walls
page 2: ombre/colorwash/colorblock walls
page 3: stenciled walls and faux wallpaper
page 4: faux painted molding
page 5: murals and artsy walls
page 6: patterned and geometric walls
page 7: chalkboard and typography accent wall ideas
page 8: ceilings

What great interior painting ideas do you have?!  Share them with us!  I would love to include them in another round up!  If you got any great ideas from this post please consider sharing it with us or pinning it!  THANKS!

Ceiling Paint Ideas From Remodelaholic

All pictures in this post are sourced where possible or were taken by myself at the local Parade of Homes. If you are the owner of any of these unknown source images, please contact us — we’d love to add your photo credit!

Interior Wall Painting Ideas And Designs For Murals Patterns Accent Walls, Remodelaholic

First published 22 July 2013. Last updated 19 Apr 2022.

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  1. My bedroom walls are dark green on bottom,lighter green on top,with cherry wood chair rail in between.I want to change the color of the 2 Walls across from eachother.Any ideas.Carpet is tan.Furniture all cherry wood.

  2. There are number of options using which you can give you walls a extravagant and merriment look. You can opt for a cool starburst shaped ombre wall, or you can also go for wall stenciling with a roller. If you like nature you can also go for painting a simple cherry blossom branch on the wall. Moreover, there are various other options such as a Freehand stripes, horizontal and vertical stripes. However, I would prefer that you avail the services of a Professional Interior Designer, as they possess knowledge of latest market trends, and a better Idea of what materials and design suit your home.

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