4 Creative Painting Ideas for the Home

2. Flashlight Fun

To make a truly bold statement, follow the "bigger is better" design philosophy. Here, projecting a simple design onto a wall with a flashlight makes it easy to achieve a clean, proportionate, larger than life design.


  • Flashlight (with removable lens)
  • Washable marker
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes


  1. Unscrew the top of your flashlight to remove the lens.
  2. Using a washable marker, draw your design of choice onto the lens. You can use a stencil, print an image off your computer or work freehand if you're comfortable. Remember that once enlarged, simple designs with strong lines and definite shapes work best.
  3. Once your design is ready, screw the flashlight lens back in place. Dim the lights in your space and shine the design onto the wall. Try propping the flashlight on a chair or stack of books to achieve your desired height.
  4. Trace the design onto the wall with a pencil, then turn on the lights and paint.