The Hindu: The Great Wall of your home
Plain walls are passé. Look at some of the latest trends that can make them more exciting, says interior expert Sandesh Dhanraj
Rather than keeping the walls plain which makes the room look boring, one can easily switch to new rends to get a look of your choice in terms of painting or designing the wall.
Decorating walls is one of the most convenient ways to enhance the beauty of a room. The dilemma, though, that one is stuck with, is whether to go for regular painting or textured wall-work. There are several ways in which we can add texture. Either we could add texture to an entire wall or we just create an accent on the wall.
Both ways, we can achieve a pleasing expression of design with wall textures. This gives a diverse touch and look to your interiors. Here’s some cue on what goes in textured designs which are rare and new for your wall-twists.
Raw concrete walls
Introducing raw concrete walls, is one of the ways to do it. As concrete has its own blotches, it gels well with the backdrop of neutrals and wood for a distinctive effect. This gives a composed look. Adding other accessories with relative shades and patterns with a concrete accent wall yields a great result in terms of look. This concept works well if the space has big windows that allows natural light to seep in. And if a single concrete highlighted wall is not sufficient for an enhance, then having it all over the room would give it an industrial feel. We can also adopt concrete’s natural qualities to create some fascinating arrangements.
Adding to this would be another interesting combo with modern concrete walls with vintage-inspired fixtures. When specially used in kitchen to highlight the walls, white cabinets give contrast by blending beautifully.
The exposed brick walls are commonly in vogue in when it comes to interiors. Brick walls are also described as worn out textures. This texture works well with rustic themes. Natural brick texture gives an old-school look and feel to the room.
Fabrics offer a wide variety of options when it comes to textures, patterns and colours.
Textures make a room lot more cosier. The fusion of fabric and glass offers the required contrast to space.
Having dark fabric on the wall with light frames around highlights the bedroom much more.
The actual fabric texture could be also be duplicated with paints and wallpaper which are available in the market, just in case you do not prefer a fabric.
Plaster of Paris
Plaster of Paris is predominantly used on ceilings. The same material can be used to decorate the walls by giving the desired shape and patterns on them.
This also helps avoid the problem of uneven finishes on the actual wall, while providing for some extra unique features. Any geometric shapes could be moulded on it, and adding the dynamic lighting makes the wall look more elegant.
(The author is an interior designer and specialises in residential interiors)
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