Modern and simple craft ideas
From clever tricks with wallpaper and paint, to simply using an accessory in a whole new way, you can easily revamp your home with these brilliant and achievable design ideas.
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Updated August 2011
Create an optical illusion with paint
Create a trompe l'oeil effect in your bedroom by painting a striking headboard shape on the wall at the top of your bed. Trace the outline first with pencil and make sure you take as many measurements as possible so it stays symmetrical. Then paint it with two coats of matt emulsion in a bold shade so it contrasts with the bed and bed linen. How to make a painted headboard Wall painted in Potters Clay 2 matt emulsion, headboard painted in Twilight Cinders 1 matt emulsion, both from Dulux