Did you know that some of the most prime design real estate space in your home is often under-used and doesn’t get a second thought? If you’re sitting there wondering what this prime design space is, it’s actually one of the most basics aspects of a room, and that’s the walls. Far too often, people paint a wall and just assume that does the job and they are done with the walls. In reality, there are all kinds of ways that you can make your walls pop and pull together the look and feel, not just of that one room but your entire home.
If you’re ready to look at your walls in a whole new way then you’ll want to check out these simple design tips and tricks.
Never Under-Estimate the Impact of Artwork
First things first: it’s important you never under-estimate the impact of artwork. Artwork can literally transform a wall and make it a statement, the focal point in a room. Artwork gives homeowners a chance to be creative, show off their own personality and tastes, and make the space more cohesive overall.
Payton Addison Interior Design is a big believer in using artwork on walls to make them pop, and she discusses how it can also help to blend different color palettes together and make it all “work”.
Experiment with Texture
When you think of texture, there’s a good chance you think of how it plays into such things as furniture, linens, carpeting, etc. Well, there’s another area that you can use texture too – and that’s your walls. Today, you’ll find all kinds of unique and really cool textured wall coverings. These can work great in different rooms of a house and are often used as an accent wall. Obviously, you don’t want to go too overboard with the texture because then it will take away from its impact.
Look at Paint in a Different Way
Traditionally, when people paint a house they choose one color for the wall and take it from floor to ceiling. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with this technique, it doesn’t necessarily make a statement. This is why you may want to look at paint in a different way and research color blocking. Color blocking has been quite popular in fashion as of late and now it seems to be spilling over into interior design.
Typically, color blocking uses contrasting colors on one wall in order to make a statement. It adds drama, interest, and can make the room feel bigger and grander.
Create Your Own Wall Panels
This next tip is really meant for bedrooms, but there is no rule that says you can’t use it in other areas of your house. Creating an upholstered wall panel adds a sense of luxury and elegance to a space. It can also help to make a room feel cozier and inviting. You can either make your own or purchase a wall panel that works in your space.
Unleash the Design Potential Your Walls Offer
Each of these design tips will help you to unleash the design potential that your walls offer.