Bold and colorful painted arches are popular design features making appearances in professionally-designed homes and Instagram-worthy bedrooms alike, bringing life to drab walls and giving spaces a retro-chic vibe. If you don’t have the budget for an interior designer, these trendy accents may seem out of reach. But actually, they make for a fun and easy DIY project. Plus, a DIY painted arch is a much more budget-friendly way to transform a room than going through the process of painting it entirely.
Arches painted with neutral and light colors give rooms a spacious and open feel, while deeper colors are more eye-catching and create a bold focal point in an otherwise standard room. Choose a color that fits with your space’s color scheme. Consider centering your arch on a decorative shelf to give it more impact or paint it on the wall at the head of your bed like a headboard.
Painted arches can also help to differentiate areas within the same room that have different purposes—like a living room with a painted arch as it transitions into a dining room.
Before You Begin
Decide where you want to put your arch. You may choose to use it to accentuate your favorite design feature or to enliven a blank wall. Either way, determine what size it needs to be and create a clear image in your mind so you can make a plan.
Examine the wall where you will paint your arch. Fill or patch any holes to create a smooth painting surface so that your paint will go on evenly. Wipe the area clean to get rid of any dirt and debris and make sure it’s nice and dry before painting.
Prolonged exposure to paint fumes can cause irritation in your eyes, throat, and skin. Be sure you’re working in a well-ventilated space and use a fan if necessary.
Source: The Spruce