When it comes to decorating a room, one of the first questions we ask ourselves is what do I do with the walls? The floor often competes with the walls as the first area we consider, but it is clear to us that the decoration of the walls can make or break the overall feel of a space. First we usually think of what material we want to use: wallpaper, paint, wood, etc., and only then do we consider what kind of decorations we want to use. Matching the walls to the furnishings they will encompass is crucial to making a room look thought out, and not just thrown together. There many ways to decorate a wall, from covering a wall completely in a print or wallpaper to decorating the wall with hangings or photos. It is possible to decorate however which way you like, and you are not restricted to old decoration techniques; many new wall decorations are available today, including wall stickers and easy to use wallpapers that are not the nightmare wallpaper traditionally was.
This completely unique and eye-popping wall print will not suit all tastes, but nobody can deny the visual effect it holds. With matching furnishings in similar colours and just as obscure shapes, this room is one that is sure to be the focal point of this home.
A similar technique and impressive effect you see here is this non-woven wallpaper from Dutch wall decorators Muurmode. Non-woven wallpapers are a new user-friendly type of wallpaper. They are breathable, and therefore not susceptible to mould and mildew, and are tear proof, helping the installation and removal process. Unlike the abstract print above, this image creates a very different effect. The graphic design of this photo wall is one of dandelions, giving this space a serene atmosphere; the perfect setting for breakfast when the weather may not allow us to enjoy nature.
Here we see a multifunctional use of graphic design where an image has been printed onto the blinds so that when they are closed, they become one large image with a unique textured effect. Feature walls do not have to be limited to an actual wall of the room. Why not adapt this thoughtful concept into your home and create something very unique and different from normal decoration techniques.
Of course graphic design is not limited to shapes, patterns and colours but can also include typography. This graphic is a gym logo, and although this is a commercial example of typography, the same concept can be adapted into a residential form, to give a unique touch to a once dull wall of your home.
If covering a whole wall in an eye-catching print or pattern is not your thing, the other option is to choose wall hangings to bring a wall to life. The minimalist interior becomes at once deepened and enriched, and the wall forms a central element in this space. This ideabook has shown several different ways to enrich a wall, be it with large or subtle effects. Almost all of these options provide the opportunity to be changed easily, leaving the ability to adjust your wall decorations with the changing of seasons, interior trends, or when you yourself simply feel the need for change. As the saying goes, change is as good as a holiday, so make the most of these easy ways to mix it up at home.