AkzoNobel issues seven creative decor projects for families this school holidays
14:10 | 21/12/2018 Print Article
Using Dulux Wash & Wear with KidProof Technology™ of AkzoNobel, here are seven creative DIY paint projects to get your family started on creating beautifully-designed, kid-friendly, and washable walls this school holiday.
Engaging in art-based projects is a good way for parents to connect with their children in the digital age, which both children and adults constantly bombarded with technology, by providing the opportunity to bond and establish parent-child connections while having fun.
Go bold with colour blocking
Colour blocking is a fun and easy way to get started on a DIY paint project with your child. Dulux Colour Experts recommend keeping it simple by isolating a particular portion of your wall for this. For instance, divide a shared bedroom for your kids and paint each half of the wall a different colour. Using bright, contrasting shades, such as yellow and pink for this creates a cheery and vibrant environment for the kids.
Incorporate one-of-a-kind scribbles
Let the little artist in your child come alive by getting them to incorporate free-hand illustrations on the walls. Start by painting the wall in a statement colour, such as in this lime green shade, and then let your child work his magic with chalks.
Play with shapes
Make use of shapes to spice up an otherwise dull space. The Dulux Colour Play Testers serve as a great tool for creating shapes and patterns. With over 2,000 colours, you can create all sorts of looks, from a calming one with neutral coloured dots, to a playful look with a multitude of colours. Less is more with this sort of effect, so limit it to a small area to make it feel like artwork.
Get creative with stencils
With stencils, the sky is the limit and the wall is your canvas to create your desired look. Start off by selecting a stencil online, secure it on the wall and paint away. The small, palm sized Dulux Colour Play Testers will come in handy for this DIY project as well.
Brighten up your shelves
Try painting shelves or any small furniture in a bright shade to bring a space to life. This is an easy way to add accent colours throughout the space and is a simple project that can be done in a jiffy.
Sync up your furniture and wall
Syncing up your wall designs and furniture adds a unique twist to the look of a room. Here, overlapping circles are used to create the image of a bushy tree, and the wooden shelf is cleverly used to form the trunk of the tree.
Aim for statement ceilings
For families who want a little more challenge, go big with patterns on the ceilings. This might be a little tricky but we assure you that the results are stunning. Make use of masking tape to mark out the desired shape so as to keep painting easy and fuss-free.