Decorating Walls: How To Add A New Flare To An Interior
After some years the interior walls of a house can start to look outdated and worn, making a home feel boring and uninspiring.
For this reason, many homeowners and tenants decide to improve the look of their walls by decorating them in several ways which you can read more about below.
Probably one of the easiest and most interesting ways to add new color and points of interest to an interior wall is to hang some artwork. When it comes to selecting pieces of wall art, there are hundreds of artists to choose from depending on personal tastes ranging from the contemporary styles of Rosina Wachtmeister to even more abstract work by artists such as Kandinsky. Of course, buying originals by famous artists is possible, however, it will often require a budget in the tens of thousands.
A more affordable option to add some color and life to a dull wall is to purchase art prints or reproductions. These can come in a range of sizes and frame types, which makes the organization of wall art and the final look highly customizable. Creating a home art gallery can be quite simple, although it is important to consider a few things:
- Is the wall solid enough to drill into? Are there any electrics to avoid?
- The type of frames; uniformity looks great but mixing it up with ornate frames also works
- Art sizes; using various size art pieces can nicely fill a large wall
Carefully Select a Wall Color
In addition to hanging artwork, it is also important to choose the right color for a splash of new paint when redecorating the interior of a room. Painting may be messier and quite a bit of work but it is the best solution for adding solid blocks of color to a room. Some people may prefer warm colors such as orange, red, or yellow whereas others may opt for calming shades of blue, green, or violet.
An alternative method for decorating a wall and creating a background color and pattern is to add wallpaper, similar to painting. This can be messy and time-consuming but is a great way to make a room more interesting and cover up imperfections on a wall.
There are many styles of wallpaper to choose from, and a good starting point when choosing a design is to find something that suits the overall decorative style of the room.
For people that would like to paint their interior walls with more than just blocks of color, there is the option of commissioning or painting a mural yourself. Generally, murals take a long time to complete and can be quite tricky to get right which is why most people who are not trained artists will choose to hire a professional mural painter to get the job done. That being said, a cheaper and faster option is to use an adhesive mural that is easy to put up and remove.
Shelves are a great way to cover up parts of a large wall and make a room look more homely and interesting in addition to providing much-needed storage space. Large free-standing bookshelves are the best way to fill up space and they provide lots of storage space for antiques, artwork, books, electronics, and plants. On the other hand, smaller shelves of different or uniform sizes can be installed on walls to create a more minimalist look.
As well as covering large wall spaces with pieces of art, people also like to enhance the feeling and look of their interior by hanging certain decorative items according to a theme. Some examples of wall decor include fabrics, baskets, macrames, mirrors, rugs, and plates.
Placing large plants in front of a wall or hanging smaller house plants on the wall itself is a perfect way to add color and texture to a room. Having plants in a room also helps to improve the air quality and the atmosphere.
Antique or bespoke light fittings are a good way to tie together a design theme whether it be from a specific era or following a certain style such as minimalist or vintage.
Some things to consider when designing and installing wall lighting are:
- Choosing a purpose for the lights; will they diffuse light, create ambient lighting or focus spotlights on specific areas?
- Calculate how much light is required in a room and try to position new light fittings to provide the best results
- Light fittings should match the design theme
Interior walls in homes need redecorating every few years to maintain comfortable and inspiring living conditions, fortunately, it is relatively easy to do.