Waking up your walls means so much more than paint and/or wallpaper. Here are a few unique ideas you can – and should – incorporate onto your walls!
You’ve hung all types of art, you’re tired of wallpaper, and you just can’t bear to paint your walls one more time. You’re so sick of your walls and have no idea what to do next. Well, we have a few solutions to make your walls – and you – happy!
1. Wall Paneling
The flimsy, cheap, wood wall paneling you remember from a few decades ago is a thing of the past! New wall paneling can give a modern feel, or can re-create the classic rustic look if you choose. Paneling is a lot better constructed and durable than it was before and looks great, no matter which style you pick. Wall paneling also offers you some natural soundproofing, making it ideal for family rooms or bedrooms.
Choose from all sorts of finishes and colors for your paneling, and textures such as marble and granite, even leather or snake skin! Go nuts!
Tiles – for the wall? Yes – tiles! Not just for bathroom walls, laundry rooms, and kitchen backsplashes anymore – go ahead and do a wall – or two – in tile in ANY room! Tile looks fabulous as an accent around fireplaces and windows. But you know what? Since tile comes in all sorts of colors, sizes, and textures this would look incredibly unique in any pattern, on a full wall, in any room.
Wall tiles are a lot easier to put up than you may think, and require very little maintenance as they are so easy to keep clean.
Much like standard wall tiles, mosaics add a unique, easy to apply, touch to any room. Choose from ceramic, metal, glass, or natural stone to get any look you want, from incredibly modern, to a cozy rustic feel. You can create any pattern and design you want and get everyone who visits talking about your incredible wall!
4. Vinyl Planks
Yes, the very same ones you can do your floor in! Why not? Again, these come in so many different colors and textures, and they are a unique alternative to wood walls.
Planks are super easy to install – they simply interlock and look totally natural. You can match your floor to get a continuous look, or go with a completely different color or pattern to mix it up a bit.
I saw this done at a friend’s house a few weeks back and it looked incredible! Much like how you would make your own headboard you can do a whole wall, easily and inexpensively.
You likely could apply your fabric pieces directly to your walls, but the way I’ve seen it done, and a better way to create a bit more texture, is to get a piece of wood, cover it with a thin piece of foam and apply the fabric to that. Then, simply wrap it around and nail or staple it to the back. Then you can add some button details by pushing in the foam, leave it hanging naturally, or add other accents.
Experiment and have some fun with this one to make your wall really stand out – choose one color and texture to do the whole wall, or combine several colors in panels . The way I saw used the same color, but different textures of fabric and it created a really unique effect.
The best thing about this one is that you can easily change it up with different fabrics or colors as the seasons, or your moods, change.
Waking up your walls
What unique ways have you decorated or changed your walls? Let us know in the comment section!