5 Tips for Designing with Glitter Wall Paint

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Working with glitter wall paint with interior design applications has become popular today as the glitter paint has gotten better through new technologies. Besides being used as a novelty in a dorm room or in a child's playroom, there are plenty of different opportunities to design great looking living spaces with the use of glitter wall paint. If you are currently stuck as to ideas you can use to revitalize your own home, here are some design tips for using glitter wall paint.

1. Spray On

There are some instances where too much glitter will just be too overpowering. If you have a large wall you want to do something with then one great option is to simply spray on the glitter. Instead of buying a specific glitter paint, purchase the paint color you want as well as some paint glitter. One consideration you must keep in mind is that you should spray the glitter as the paint is still wet. This gives you some great design freedom as you can spray on stars, shapes, a word, or just use glitter in corners, or in a pattern that is in your head.

2. Use as Border

If you think that the glitter wall paint may be too much for your room, you can make up for this by using the paint as a border. Instead of trying to paste a wallpaper border on your wall, you can paint some glitter paint in its place. Use some painter's tape for the outline of your border and paint away.

3. Use on Ceilings

Popcorn ceiling

Glitter wall paint is no stranger to being used on ceilings. It was a major component of popcorn ceilings back in the 70's and 80's. When the popcorn ceiling was sprayed on, there was glitter applied to give it a little bit of style. However, you do not have to have a popcorn ceiling to have glitter. Decide where you want the glitter to go or you can simply paint the entire ceiling. Much like using specific designs on a wall, you can achieve the same effect on the ceiling.

4. Use to Highlight Nooks

There are plenty of areas in your home where glitter wall paint will look good as an accent. One of these places is around the borders of nooks within your home. These little built in areas that house art, books, mirrors or other decorative elements can have a little more decorative touch when there is glitter paint applied to it. You can use the paint as an accent border, or as a backdrop to the pieces you have in the nook.

5. Add Luxury to Formal

gold glitter paint

One of the more elegant uses of glitter wall paint is to bring some luxury to a formal setting. This is usually found in a formal dining area that is set off from the regular living space. A medium color that is infused with glitter will look great alongside some elegant furniture, flooring and lighting elements. You can do the entire room with the glitter wall paint or just one wall where the light will play off the glitter.