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18 ideas for decorating the walls of your home

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Giving your walls a unique treatment or finish is a great option for completely changing the look or ambiance of your home. It’s not something that you can achieve easily on your own, and it’s advisable to get tips or suggestions from an interior design professional before you get started.

In this article, we present 18 ideas that can help you to decide on the right treatment for your walls.

​1. 3-D effect

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De Panache —Interior Architects

SALARPURIA SATTVA, MOCK UP APARTMENT, BANGALORE. (www.depanache.in)

De Panache - Interior Architects

The three dimensional effect of a wall panel works well, especially when the rest of the details, including the ceiling, furniture and décor is designed to match with it.

2. A small strip at the entrance

Introducing stone cladding or ceramic tiles on the background wall of a small entrance adds style to the area. A floating shelf with flowers or décor accessories enhances the welcoming feel.

3. White tiles

Although this is a simpler option, the sheen provided by the white ceramic tiles adds sophistication to the living room. The brown sofa contrasts the white background, providing relief.

4. A striking background

Modern kitchens lean towards the neutral colour palette, so if you are one of those people who like bold colours, using bright ceramic tiles on the back splash area introduces a refreshing change and brings energy to the kitchen.

5. Detailing at the top

classic Bedroom by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Casa Show Perucaba em Arapiraca Alagoas

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

This is another way to break the monotony of white in a room. The 3-D panel running along the top portion of the wall coordinates perfectly with the colour of the furnishings to present a synergistic look in the bedroom.

6. Mosaic wall in the bathroom

Instead of tiling the bathroom walls with regular ceramic tiles, creating a mosaic adds texture and beauty. Paired with gold fittings, it brings glamour to this bathroom.

7. Embedded lights

classic Bedroom by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Casa Show Perucaba em Arapiraca Alagoas

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

This cement wall is quite basic, but the addition of built-in lights along the bottom brings an interesting feature to the area. The colourful modern painting provides a refreshing contrast to the industrial look.

8. Coated walls in the bathroom

classic Bathroom by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Casa Show Perucaba em Arapiraca Alagoas

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Another option for the bathroom is to do away with paint altogether and use different textures such as natural stone, cement and tiles on the walls. It makes it easier to maintain.

9. Texture on the terrace wall

Using stone or wood to clad the walls on a terrace brings in a lovely natural element to the area, adding to the relaxed ambiance.

10. Another idea for using 3-D panels

classic Garden by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Apartamento no cond Barra Bali, Barra de São Miguel Al

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

You can use brick to create a 3-D effect in the walkway leading to the terrace or yard to bring a unique look to the area.

11. Stone cladding

classic Living room by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Apartamento no cond Barra Bali, Barra de São Miguel Al

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

In this living room, tiles are used to clad the background wall. It blends with the neutral colour palette but adds texture. The advantage of a neutral wall coating is that it matches with any colour of furnishings.

12. Panel behind the television

 Walls by homify
homify

Enormous Living

homify

Using a 3-D panel or cladding on the portion of the wall behind the television adds a lovely décor element to the living room. In this room, the cabinet complements the panel beautifully to bring a sophisticated air to the living area.

13. Texture to provide relief

classic Living room by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Apartamento com personalidade em Maceió Al

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Another idea for adding texture to a wall is to use rough stone cladding on the background wall. In brings rustic warmth to the area.

14. A mix of ceramic patterned tiles

A melange of ceramic tiles in different patterns and hues creates a memorable element in this kitchen. It also adds a vibrant, fun vibe to the setting.

15. Headboard for the bed

batman bedroom: country Bedroom by ZERO9
ZERO9

batman bedroom

ZERO9

Adding a 3-D panel or a floor-to-ceiling headboard on the space behind the bed brings warmth and sophistication to this modern bedroom.

16. Brick finish for a rustic look

An exposed brick finish is great for bringing in a rustic touch to any area. In this kitchen, it adds warmth to the space besides contrasting the neutral palette in the rest of the home.

17. Some more 3-D treatments

classic Living room by Cris Nunes Arquiteta
Cris Nunes Arquiteta

Apartamento no cond Barra Bali, Barra de São Miguel Al

Cris Nunes Arquiteta

3-D wall treatments are easy to install and come in a variety of shapes, patterns and textures that suit almost any style of home décor.

18. A never-seen-before feature

Of course, the best way to coat a wall is to bring in a unique element that makes it memorable, like in this entrance way, where the textured wood panels add a standout feature.

See 9 ideas to renew the home entrance with stone slabs for some more ideas on using wall coverings for your entrance.

Which of these ideas is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.
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