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Bold wall decor

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Lately we have been seeing a trend shift that embraces bright, eye-catching wall décor. This look is one that can be achieved a number of ways, whether through paint, wall art or even wallpaper. Although for years this style of wall décor was considered rather outdated, things have changed, and we are once again seeing papered walls make an appearance in some of the trendiest and most fashion-forward homes. But don't be alarmed, this is not the same kind of wall paper you remember slowly peeling off the walls of your grandmother's house. Wallpaper today comes in a variety of modern and contemporary colours and patters. Advances in technology have also made wallpaper easier to both apply and remove, a relief for those of us who have struggled with botched wall paper jobs in the past. Today on homify, we look at some examples  of bold, statement walls from our Indian experts.

Contemporary wallpaper

Ego CID Rhythym, Hues:  Walls & flooring by FurnishTurf

Ego CID Rhythym, Hues


Here, we see a wall that uses contemporary a wallpaper from Furnishturf that makes use of bright, unexpected colour combinations. While the print of the paper is more or less traditional, the jewel-toned colours bring a surprising, modern edge to the space. The blue and green work together for a cool vibe and ensure that you will notice this wall right away. The relatively simple design of the furniture and lamp allow the paper to be the star of the room and keep the space from feeling too busy. 


Amar Renaissance Project:  Houses by Atelier

Amar Renaissance Project


This room, by the luxury home décor and design firm Atelier, also makes use of wallpaper but with a slightly different purpose. This tan and gold paper features large, wide horizontal stripes. Although the size of the stripes certainly makes for a striking and noticeable wall, the goal here is not for the wall to overshadow the rest of the interior, but to compliment and enhance it. The use of neutral tones helps make this the case.

Bright yellow

Weekend Home:  Houses by  Ashleys

Weekend Home


If you are not too keen on the idea of wallpaper, you can also use paint to create bold, remarkable walls. Design firm the Ashleys choose a light, bright yellow colour for the walls of this bedroom. When it comes to colours in the bedroom, you want to be careful that the palate you use is not too stimulating, as this is supposed to be a place of rest. The lower tone of this yellow means that it will not be too adrenalising, while its contrast with the deep blue of the bedspread makes for an interesting, complex space. 

Precious gems

A truly unique way to add some excitement to your walls is with this panel of blue agate created by StoneSmiths. A family of jewellers for over 100 years, StoneSmiths thinks that we should start going beyond marble to include other precious stones in interior design. At homify, we agree! This impressive wall panel is made of blue agate and allows beautiful, coloured light to filter into your home. It is sure to add a dazzling sparkle to any room!

Two different walls

This room, conceptualized by Chennai-based Cubit Architects, shows that, sometimes, even two different kinds of walls can work wonderfully together. Over the bed, we see a patterned dark maroon paper, while the adjacent wall sports a more neutral stone look. Because the room is rather large and the rest of the it remains within the pink and neutral colour scheme, the overall feel of the room is not one of overcrowding or competing patters but of a detailed and compelling space. 

A wall of memories

 Corridor & hallway by The Orange Lane
The Orange Lane

Old meets New

The Orange Lane

For our last example, take a look at this wall from a home decorated by design firm The Orange Lane. Here the designers have created a wall that is truly unique to the home owners by choosing to cover the entire wall with old photographs. By covering a surface of your home with family photographs and other meaningful objects, you can create a wall of memories that is a true conversation piece. 

How have you used walls to make a statement in your home? Let us know in the comments!
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