Give your home the wow factor with these creative ideas for transforming a blank wall
Walls are often the starting point for styling a room because they’re a sure-fire way of transforming the entire look. Whether you want to add warmth and colour with a textural paint or make a statement with a patterned wall, there’s plenty of choice out there, such as this Floral Waterfall wallpaper from Paper Pop, which is perfect for a child’s bedroom and can be printed as a full wallpaper or cut out as a decal…
One of the easiest ways to give a room some design clout? A feature wall gives a room tonnes of personality. If you want to create a rustic feel, choose a brick, wood or slate effect wallpaper to achieve the look without the mess, cost and hassle of the real thing.
Because you are decorating one wall only, you can add a lot of style to a room without making it feel too busy. There are a broad range of materials available, including leather, cotton fabrics or marble, while a vertical garden (also known as a living wall) can really bring a space to life.
Light it up
For something totally different, check out the work by some of our favourite locally-based designers, such as this stunning backlit Arabesque-style seating area (pictured above), with its accent colour, by XBD Collective. It offers a bespoke seating area without taking up any of the existing floor space.
Creating an ambiance
Even little one’s room can be transformed with the right wall lighting. In the child’s room above, the backlit headboard uses dark navy paint to mirror the night sky, while the twinkling LED lights add the finishing touch.
Divide and rule
Walls are often used as design elements to separate areas, while simultaneously creating a flow between them. The addition of flowing water in the pretty wall by InDesign (pictured right) adds an additional soothing aspect.
“This decorative feature creates a division between the entrance and the living space beyond, without interrupting the views to the back of the house,” says Nemr Sidani of InDesign
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