Nowadays homeowners can choose from many options when it comes to the finish techniques of the decoration. So when you are choosing paint don’t hang onto the boring white in every room but explore the alternatives. Take a look at magazines that feature homes with faux finishes. They are an easy step to be used to change the feel of a space with color and texture.
You can apply faux finishes to almost any surface from wall, cabinetry, floors and any type of solid furniture as well. The style goes from extremely simple to over the top fantasy depending on taste and money.
For you walls in particular a faux finish can be an alternative for a wallpaper. There is no peeling. There is no splitting. Just a beautiful hand painted finish crafted only for you. Some of the more popular looks for faux finishes on walls include color washes, multiple glazes, faux leather, faux suede, Venetian or Tuscan plasters, faux stone, faux brick, faux wood, faux metal, tissue paper and stripes.
When it comes to trims, doors, crown molding, fireplaces or art niches there are also a number of faux finishes to choose from to enhance the architecture. You can choose marble, granite, fantasy stones, gilding or strie. Strie for example is a fine dragging of a colored glaze over a solid paint and is very popular.
Furthermore, when you are making a selection for the cabinetry or furniture you can choose between antique and distressed faux finishes. If you add a few worn edges or crackled paint to your cabinets, you can give them the fresh “old” look.
Remember it’s better to get an experienced faux finish artist if you want some help and assistance when changing the dynamics of your home. Choose an artist with a track record and samples and ask for feedback from previous customers. Once you chose the artist, give him/her the freedom to create something special for you. He will guide you to the faux finishes and colors that will be most appropriate for you style, furniture and budget. Also keep in mind that if you are tired of your old cabinets and you want to get rid of them, maybe all you need is a good old-fashioned antiquing. A dab of glaze here and there could be just the right alternative.
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