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How can I improve the wall décor of my home?

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When it comes to decorating your home, whether it’s a small apartment or a large house, the walls can be your allies. To most people, wall decoration is limited to painting it a nice colour. However, wall décor can completely transform the look of a room. You should look at your walls as blank canvases that can be used to express your creativity to make your home look beautiful.

Wall décor becomes more pertinent in a small apartment where you feel restricted by the limited space. If you are looking for ideas how to decorate your walls, we’ve put together some popular tricks that are used in Indian homes.

1. Stone cladding

Nowadays, minimalist themes with neutral tones are quite common in apartments and houses. In such cases, if you are wondering how to decorate an empty wall without straying from the colour scheme, stone cladding is an excellent option to make a wall more noticeable. Additionally, you can install up or down lights to highlight the texture of the wall to make it a focal point in the room.

2. Oversized wall art

In a living room or a bedroom, a large blank wall can make the area appear stark. A simple method to infuse the room with character is to add a huge painting or art work to the wall. A large living room will look much cosier with this as it will make the wall appear closer. This idea can work even for wall decorations for living rooms that are small by presenting a beautiful backdrop for the seating arrangement.

3. Artistic storage

A blank wall can be made more functional by adding shelves for storing books or displaying décor accessories. By using creatively designed shelves, the wall can turn into a highlight of the room. When you are looking for affordable and DIY wall decorating ideas for living rooms, you can get creative by using painting or photo frames to display books and accessories. Alternatively, a floor-to-ceiling shelf can serve as a display gallery for everything you need to arrange.

4. Wall panels

Another idea for modern wall décor to use wall cladding in an interesting pattern to give the wall a sculptural effect. Wall panels can be fixed on the wall in a geometric design to achieve this. Depending on the size of the room, you can restrict it to a small section or cover an entire wall. Using glossy materials in the panels helps to reflect light and create an interesting effect in the room.

You can also use wall panels for mounting the television.

5. Wall mural

If you are creative, then one of the DIY wall décor ideas you can use is painting a mural on the wall. It can be in a theme that matches the décor in the rest of the room. Painting a mural in a living room is an excellent way to showcase your talent as all your visitors will get to admire it. The mural can be painted as a backdrop or in a large room, it can play the role of the feature wall.

6. Metal wall art

Imagine having an art installation in your home?! You can use a blank wall to create an artwork made of metal. Whether it’s a decorative piece that occupies an entire wall or an artistic arrangement of metal frames that reflect light and bring sophistication to the area, this is among the unique wall décor ideas to use in your home.

7. Mirrors

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3 BHK Apartment—Raheja Pebble Bay

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Let’s not forget about mirrors! They are a well-known tool used by interior designers to make a small space appear larger. They can brighten up any room by reflecting light. So, if you have a small room, covering one of the walls with a huge mirror is an excellent trick to enlarge the space visually. Even in a bigger room that has limited natural light, fixing a mirror with a stylish frame on a wall where it reflects light can make the room look more cheerful. It works well for wall décor ideas for bedrooms as well as bathrooms.

8. Decorative niches

Certain areas of the home, such as corridors and stairways tend to look plain because the walls are bare. If you are searching for unique wall décor ideas for these spaces, wall niches are worth considering. For one thing, they don’t extend beyond the wall, making them safe and efficient in narrow spaces. Additionally, by installing spotlights in the niches, you can create an artistic play of light and shadow that adds a stunning feature to your house.

9. A gallery

If you are a collector, then the walls can serve as a gallery to display your collection. You can create a gallery of memories by arranging a selection of framed photographs on the wall. In a dining area, the wall can be used to display decorative plates. Fixing shelves on the walls can provide a place to display almost anything, whether it's your collection of trophies or first edition classics. These creative wall décor ideas also help to infuse your personality into a space.

10. Living wall

In a living room or an entrance way, adding a vertical garden to cover a stark white wall is a clever solution for bringing a natural element to the space. If you are a nature enthusiast, this also helps to give guests an idea of your interests.

11. Wall paper

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Wallpapers come in an array of designs, making it easy to find the perfect one to decorate your walls. You can use them to add texture, colour or even a soothing backdrop in any room. Ideally, you should restrict wallpaper to a single wall in the room to create a highlight. However, you can extend it to cover the remaining walls if it suits the design theme.

Get ideas on using wall paper for the living room.

12. Wall hanging

If you have a limited budget and are looking for affordable wall décor ideas, then one of the simplest solutions is to use textiles to decorate the walls. An old carpet can be hung on the wall as an interesting alternative to a large painting. Alternatively, you can frame some colourful fabric to create a stunning piece of wall art.

13. Bold wall colour

Although it may seem like a lazy solution to decorating a wall, painting a wall in a bright shade is an excellent way to create a focal point in a room. You can also use the bold wall as the backdrop for displaying accessories to make it more prominent.

14. Wall decals

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Among the economical wall décor ideas that you can use are wall decals. These sticker-style designs or patterns can add beauty to the walls. They are so easy to install; you can even do it yourself.

You can find many creative wall décor ideas to add style to your home but choosing the element that matches the rest of the décor and puts your personality or interests on display in an aesthetic manner can be a challenge. Working with a professional interior designer is an excellent way to ensure that you get every element right. By understanding your family’s lifestyle as well as requirements, a professional will be able to help you put together stunning wall décor that adds beauty and functionality to your home.

Which of these ideas will you use in your home? Leave your answer in the comments.
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