Walls are a source of praise and admiration. Your wall defines and portrays the kind of person you are. Whenever guests arrive at your place, your first impression on the visitors is highly dependent on the way you have decorated your wall. A bland wall wouldn’t do you any good; something unique or something simple yet eye-catching will definitely spruce up the appearance of your room and house. Wall decoration and designing has come a long way since the days of applying plain and sober paint colours and hanging a single painting or picture. The possibilities are infinite and sources are plentiful. One can select from a wide range of wall decoration options suitable to their needs, matching their expectations and within their budget limit.
The process of decorating or redecorating isn’t tedious and laborious anymore. Many a times, people opt for Do it yourself (DIY) methods to make renovations themselves. Most companies that offer wall decoration products also provide the experienced personnel for installation or painting. Some people prefer to decorate their walls during acoustical treatment to avoid wastage of resources. Here are some ideas that will surely add an “it” factor to your walls and make them visually appealing.
This might be the most common and go-to solution for wall decorations. But, even the wallpapers come in numerous varieties depending on the look you want and the ambience you wish to create. Wallpapers are old school but highly effective. If you select a great pattern to cover your entire wall that complements everything from your furniture to the ceiling and floor, a wallpaper will definitely enhance the beauty of your room. The style of the room is an important aspect while selecting and installing a wallpaper; a romantic setting would look better with delicate damasks or floral patterns in pastel colours while a contemporary look will be best paired up with bold geometrics and metallic accents.
PAINT (VARYING COLOURS)
The most easy and quotidian of all wall designing options is painting. But putting in a little effort and thought into the use of varying colours from the palette and incorporating designs using different paint brushes and rollers can be interesting. The colours you select matter the most. Paint colour selection is a difficult task as the remaining decor of the room will be based off the colour palette. Depending on the location, architecture and amount of natural light that enters a room, there is a plethora of colours to choose from. Soothing, soft and understated hues of colours are best suited for bedrooms as they give a feeling of relaxation and make the surroundings cosier. Living rooms can easily pull off bold and dramatic colours that make the wall look rich and trendy. Those with a hidden artist in them can make the wall their artwork and customize the freehand painting as per their creativity and visualisation.
After applying the paint you might feel that the plain and simple look can do with a little bit of texture and design. The easiest and most common design is the Sponge Trick. Before the last coat of paint dries off, take a big sponge and begin creating patterns in the paint. The patterns can be circular, waves or rectangular patches by dabbing the sponge. For a more rustic and old-school look, swabbing the paint with the sponge can also be an option. Another substitute to the sponge is your run-of-the-mill comb. Use the comb to draw semi-circles after applying the coat of paint; you can opt to cover the entire wall with the design or only some parts of it just to make a statement.
The potential is infinite when it comes to decorating walls using wall coverings. At times, wall coverings, if used properly can put wallpapers, paint and tile to shame. Those interested to include textile in their room decor can opt for the various fabric coverings. Velvet, leather, shirting, twill, felt or at times, any material that matches the upholstery in the room can give the room a unique look and pizzazz. An added advantage of fabric wall coverings is they can easily accommodate acoustic sound absorbing materials used for acoustic treatment. Acoustic fabric wall coverings have become common and trendy and are easily available in the market. Other than textiles, paper is widely used in coverings, especially magazine or comic book covers and maps. Cork, wood parquet, birch bark, plaster, concrete, antiqued mirrors and even recycled newspapers are used as designs for wall coverings. Recording studios, musicians and gamers sometimes install acoustic dampening foam matching the wall covering so that they can work without the worry of sound distortion.
PAINTINGS AND PHOTO FRAMES
Hanging the work of an artist or a photograph that symbolizes great and loving memories of the past will surely cancel out the dullness of the wall. You can deck you walls with all the beautiful memories of you and your family. The frames don’t necessarily need to have photos; you can frame dry feathers, patterns dry flowers as well. Pictures of favourite musicians, artists or great leaders can be a great addition to your parents’ or grandparents’ room. They will help create some warmth and make the room more comfortable and personalised. As for paintings, abstract art tends to make the wall more visually appealing and adds character than normal paintings. Painting selection is crucial as it should not clash with the background; a painting should stand out and blend-in at the same time.
In the modern era where everything needs to be done quickly, people are not able to maintain a garden or even a single potted plant despite their greatest desire of doing so. A simple solution to this is installing a vertical garden on a wall in the living room. Even though the vertical garden is inside the house, sunlight once a day will definitely help you maintain it longer. The indoor plants in the garden fill the air with freshness and create a positive and energetic atmosphere in the house. Wall decoration is a big and essential part of turning a house or an apartment into a home. All the efforts, money and thought put into making the wall just right is reflected by the wall after it is finished.