We have recently moved (again) and are in update/renovate mode. Years ago, a decorator told me her trick for a "rich" looking wall treatment. This is a great option for those who want something more than a simple painted wall, but don't want wallpaper....like me! :)
- Paint your entire wall the base color of your choice, using an eggshell finish. Allow it to dry.
- Using painters tape (I use Scotch Blue Delicate), create stripes. (After doing this a few times, I have a trick for making this easy, too, if you are interested.)
- Once you have your room taped off, paint alternating sections, using the exact same color, but in a hi-gloss finish.
I hope that made sense. LOL It is so easy and inexpensive. I really love the finished look.
We had done this in a house, years ago, but with a thinner stripe. This time, I measured 9 inch stripes, and am very happy with the result.
Just thought I would share! :)