Creative DIY Wall Treatments

Wide Painted Stripes

Simple elements like paint and molding can transform a wall or a space into a stunning showpiece. Today we’ve gathered some creative DIY wall treatments that make eye-catching accent walls or fabulous whole rooms. From striped and plaid painted walls, to beautifully stenciled walls, to walls adorned with unique millwork and molding, these gorgeous walls are sure to inspire you!

Striped and Plaid Wall Treatments

You can transform the look of a room quickly and easily with paint. Painting a wall a solid color is fairly simple; although painting stripes and even plaids requires a bit more planning and effort, the result is so worth it!

These striped venetian plaster walls are chic, sophisticated, and dramatic.

These wide seafoam green and white stripes feel so fresh and clean and add a spalike touch to this bathroom.

Wide Painted Stripes

via Jules Duffy Designs

This black and white striped accent wall is the perfect backdrop for a stylish home office.

Black and White Stripped Accent Wall

via Style Me Pretty

The blue and white stripes on the landing walls create a pretty and unique design in this stairwell.

Stripped Stairway Walls

via House of Turquoise

The pretty green and white stripes on this accent wall enhance the small space in this bathroom without overwhelming it.

Blue and White Stripped Accent Wall

via Tysha and Jacob

Venetian Plaster Striped Wall

via HGTV

Wall stripes can run vertically, too, as these black and white stripes lining this entryway show.

Vertical Stripped Entry

via House Beautiful

The black and white stripes in this bathroom might be a bit too much if they ran all the way from the floor to the ceiling, so adding them only to the upper half of the wall makes them striking without being overpowering.

Upper Wall Stripes

via The TomKat Studio

Or if you want to paint stripes on the bottom half of the wall only, that works, too.

Lower Wall Stripes

via Belinda Graham

With some careful planning and white, gray, and black paint, you can re-create this chic plaid/gingham look.

Gingham Painted Wall

via Dimples and Tangles

Here’s another pretty plaid look that’s ideal in this nursery.

Plaid Wall

via Savannah Magazine

Stenciled Wall Treatments

Stencils were created to make painting unique patterns and designs easier. With the right design and paint choices, you can create some lovely stenciled spaces in your home.

This striking geometric trellis pattern adds an elegant monochromatic design.

Geometric Wall Stencil

via Interior Design in Lviv

Soothing yet sophisticated, this tone-on-tone stencil treatment is perfect for a master bedroom.

Tone-on-Tone Stenciled Wall

via Northern Belle Diaries

Damask is a great stencil template design, and this use is fresh and pretty.

Damask Wall Stencil

via Driven by Decor

Creative Wall Millwork and Molding

With the variety of millwork and molding available today, you can create very stylish and sophisticated wall designs.

There’s a lot to love in this beautiful dining room, but the gray millwork wall is the star of the show for me.

Gray Millwork Wall

via Jillian Harris

In this white-on-white design, molding adds a classic, elegant touch.

White Millwork Wall

via Marianne Simon Design

Your eye can’t help but be drawn to this gorgeous blue wall of millwork.

Blue Millwork Wall

via Veranda Interiors

This wainscoting is so clean, crisp, and pretty.

Wainscoting Wall

via Kelly Bernier Designs

With some imagination, some inspiration, and some basic DIY skills, you, too, can design creative wall treatments for your home!

Thanks for stopping by!

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I'm Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!
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2 Responses to Creative DIY Wall Treatments

  1. Love it all, but I can’t get enough of molding! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. elise fowler says:

    Nice roundup! I thought I was over striped walls, but the wide sea foam and white pattern in the bathrooms looks so fresh!

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