Paint the walls a soft shade of a contemporary neutral color. Khaki, warm ochre, sage or a gray-blue provide several good choices.
Depending on the event taking place in the hall, walls may be used as a backdrop for photographs, making a neutral color desirable.
Paint a broad horizontal stripe at least 12 inches in height around the center of the entire room. Position the stripe about one-third of the height of the wall.
Use a lighter shade of the wall color to contrast with the wall color. With a darker color, use an artist's brush and a craft paint to illustrate biblical quotations inside the stripe.
Display a decorative bulletin board on a wall where announcements, articles and memos can be posted. Staple a seasonal garland to the edges to embellish the board.
Hang a chalkboard on the wall where menus or an important event can be noted. Frame the board in a decorative frame painted to coordinate with your wall color.
Mat and frame several pieces of art created by kids in Sunday school. Display them as a grouping to accent one wall.
Things You Will Need
- Painting supplies
- Painter's tape
- Artist's brush
- Craft paint
- Bulletin board
- Faux seasonal garland
- Framed art
- Use a level to ensure your stripe is even. Painter's tape will provide you with a clean edge.
- Choose a tall graceful font that is decorative and easy to read from a distance. Commercial rub-on letters can be substituted for hand-painted script.
- Substitute colorful children's hand prints for the script inside the striped border.
- Inexpensive commercial mats and frames are available at local craft stores. Art can also be laminated and mounted directly to the wall with tape as an alternative to framing.
- Cover the bulletin board with seasonal fabric for a decorative accent.
- Place tall faux potted trees in dark corners. Illuminate them with strings of miniature white lights.