Caroline Olsson designed this reading nook, whose angled green painted wall adds interest to an otherwise blah corner, and draws your attention below to the comfortable seating below. The arbitrary stopping point gives a comic nod to the usual paint job and messes with your eye a little bit. The half-finished look is casual and textured. It’s a great contrast against the highly textured rugs below. Never underestimate the power of paint. A blue wall painted only on the bottom grounds this restaurant space. (Image credits: Hus Hem; Caroline Olsson; Skona Hem; Domaine Home; Architectural Digest Spain; My Scandinavian Home) But before you start covering every inch of your walls, check out these creative and unconventional paint jobs that show a lot of restraint, but are all the more interesting for it. It’s much more inviting as a result. It’s one of the quickest and most gratifying ways to change a room’s appearance, without spending a lot of money. Sköna Hem makes up for this entryway’s lack of architectural interest by simply painting a thick border around the opening.