You know you want to do something interesting with your walls, but you’re not sure what. You’ve never liked the idea of wallpaper. Even the best wallpaper designs can get mixed reviews. Drywall texturing is playful but not for homeowners who put a premium on elegance. If you want something simple but not boring, looking into different wall painting techniques is a good place to start. Each technique has something slightly different to offer and all of them will enliven your walls without risking the tackiness of busier wallpaper.
Sponging will create a uniform texture for your walls. Once you’ve painted the base color, a paint glaze can be sponged on to create a mottled look or a solid glaze can be sponged off before it dries. If you want depth, use a lighter color on top. For a more definitive statement, try a darker color on top of the lighter one. For a subtle effect, use two different tones in the same color family. For a more dramatic effect, two different colors will provide an interesting