Wall decoration tips for Indian homes

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Wall decoration tips for Indian homes

Natasha Kurien Natasha Kurien
BEDROOM IDEAS Modern style bedroom by SDINCO Modern
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Wall decoration is often treated as the finishing touch in the interior decoration of a home. It’s seen as an afterthought that is dealt with last, after the furniture, wall paint, and decor for the room have been selected and executed. In some cases, it’s skipped out on entirely restricting the design opportunities that could ensue. When chosen thoughtfully, the right wall art anchors the decor providing a focal point for the room. Whether you’re looking to design the interiors of the home from scratch or want to spruce up the interiors, wall decoration is a must. This guide will walk you through the process of accurately choosing pieces that will gel with the existing space, creating a harmonious interior in the process.

1. The significance of wall decoration

Brigade Meadows, 3 BHK—Dr. Usha & Dr. Mohan Modern living room by DECOR DREAMS Modern

Brigade Meadows, 3 BHK—Dr. Usha & Dr. Mohan


Before delving into ideas that you could use for the wall art of your home, it is essential to understand the change and impact it can bring about to the overall look.

  • An instant boost of colour: Lacklustre rooms can find a solution in wall decoration items. Choosing a colour palette is a daunting facet of interior decoration. With the variety of choices at your disposal, narrowing it down to just a single shade or two can be difficult. Rather than picking out one colour for a room, it might be a good idea to start searching for wall art instead. Once you find an excellent wall decoration idea, you can base the colour of the room to suit it.
  • A focal point: Every room requires a focal point or a single element of design that is alluring and draws attention. There are several wall decoration ideas to choose from, such as artwork hanging above the mantel of a fireplace or above the headboard in the bedroom or perhaps even a creative gallery wall. Take into consideration the size of the wall art and make sure to measure the space available before integrating it with the room.  

2. Types of wall decoration

Wall decor comes in many choices and options, each with its pros and cons. Based on personal preference, the theme, or the style of the room, the following are the types of wall decoration that you can choose:

  • Murals and paintings: A mural can transform a room and is an excellent idea for living room wall decoration. The choice of whether the mural or art covers the entire wall or a portion of it is

entirely up to one’s preference.

  • Wallpaper and paint: Although simple, they are ideal for TV wall decoration. Wallpaper comes in a variety of styles, designs, and patterns, making it versatile. While it’s a simple idea, wall

decoration with paper or even wall decoration stickers can transform a space almost instantly. What’s more, they are relatively easy to install. Alternatively, a fresh coat of paint in a contrasting tone can also make the TV wall stand out in the area.

  • Lighting: Lamps can also be considered as wall art, especially when they are decorative and contribute to highlighting the wall. From wall lamps, LED's and other options, you can find several ideas, including placing spotlights over a painting or sculpture to draw attention to it.

3. How to choose wall decoration

Narrowing down the plethora of options is no easy task which is why compartmentalisation based on the following aspects can help in making the right decision:

  • By size: Wall art comes in many formats such as over-sized, which is 100 cm or greater in length, large (between 80 to 100 cm), medium (60 to 70 cm), small (45 to 59 cm) or mini (25 to 44 cm). If you want wall art that is the focal point of the room, then over-sized or large murals are the right choice. If you want to add finishing touches to the room then it is better to opt for medium, mini or small-sized wall art.
  • By style: When picking out wall art, ensure that the pieces match the style of the room, including the furniture. The key is to have variation in each room – an over-sized piece in the bedroom and mini or small pieces that you can place on the window sill or room dividers. Frame each piece to bring out the best in them and be sure to mix and match materials.

4. Wall decoration trends

BEDROOM IDEAS Modern style bedroom by SDINCO Modern



The trends in wall decor have changed over the years and currently, interior designers and decorators suggest the following:

  • The most significant piece of artwork in the room should have its central colour matching or complementing the wall colour.
  • Another idea is to use different shades of a single colour. For instance, a light blue and white painting against a navy blue wall.
  • Stay away from bright colours such as neon as it is often difficult to match the decor with these hues.
  • Make use of mirrors not just as a means of decor but also to make the space look larger than it is.

5. Themed wall decoration

Residence at Powai Minimalist bedroom by A Design Studio Minimalist
A Design Studio

Residence at Powai

A Design Studio

If you’re looking to redecorate or renovate your home and do not have wall art, then it’s the perfect time to opt for themed wall decoration to spruce up the overall look of your home. Ensure that you pick out wall art that gels well with the furniture of your room. For instance, if you have a beach-themed bedroom, then an artwork framed in seashells or corals will work well. When picking out artwork for a themed room, be sure to add a touch of white as it gels well with any theme.

Wall art can help pull the space together, making it appear complete. It is the extra touch that can transform a space from being purely functional to aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Keep these tips in mind when picking out wall art for your home. For more inspiration, browse through these interior decor ideas.

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