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5 Fun Ideas For Sponge Painting Walls

Sponge painting is a super easy way to add texture and pop to your walls. It’s nothing over-the-top and doesn’t take a lot of talent or experience to get done right.

Great in almost any room or any nook or cranny, sponging is a great DIY project for those of us who need a little jazz and pizazz in our homes. It can be fun, dramatic, eclectic or allow for some vintage vibes … just remember that you must buy a  natural sponge to have it done correctly! This is IMPORTANT.

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The most fun part of using the sponging technique is that you can incorporate colors that you wouldn’t choose on a regular basis. You can use that bright oranges, deep reds,  girly blush pinks, creamy purples or pearly blues and blend with other colors so it’s never overpowering, very stylish and always homey!

Now check out these 5 fun ideas as you sponge around your home! Use the tips, tricks and inspiration to create something amazing. And don’t worry, sponging isn’t necessarily a “trend.” In fact, it’s rarely used anymore. So you’ll not only stand out from the crowd, but you may even introduce your friends and family to something completely new and never seen before!

1. Sponge Using Two Colors.

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Using two colors will create an illusion, blend easier and have an overall more mellow look to the wall. Rather than choosing a color and sponging it on a stark white wall, using two colors that compliment each other, adds texture without being too harsh on the eyes.

2. Sponge One Wall.

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To really jazz up a space, in a more subtle way, add the sponging technique to just one wall! It’ll be a little surprise without making the space feel overwhelmed with the new colors.

3. Sponge Just The Borders.

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I’ve actually done this in my bathroom before. Take the sponge and paint and outline your room! The woodwork and lines of the walls will have a little pop without having to sponge the entire room.

4. Go all out and sponge the entire room!

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If you’re ready to commit, go all out and sponge the entire room! All four walls covered in this technique could make for something pretty incredible.

5. Design a little.

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Create something fun! A line here, a border there, or even some shapes! It doesn’t matter. It’s hard to go wrong with sponge painting! You may even want to add this technique to any mural creation!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on June 7, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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