Where is your signature style the most prominent in your home? In addition to the furnishings, the fittings, the ceiling and the floor, the one feature of your home that speaks volumes about your creative aspirations is your walls.
Gone are the days when a single coat of paint or tile or wallpaper would add gloss and flair to your home. Now, wall coverings are the mainstay and a fashion statement where home décor is concerned.
Discover 10 innovative wall covering options to explore this year for your home.
The best way to break design on a wall and introduce different pattern is through wainscoting. Running the length of the wall, but generally, only up to one-third of its height, wainscoting can add an old worldly charisma to your home. You could experiment with wood wainscoting panels or bamboo wainscoting panels in your living room or your bedroom. You could even try tiles, especially for kitchens or bathrooms, which help in keeping the space clean due to their waterproof nature and simplicity in cleaning-up. Another advantage of wainscoting is that it helps hide scratches, holes and other minor blemishes along the lower section of a wall.
Felt Wall Covering
Lavish, well-appointed and opulent, felt wall covering can bring the magnificence and grandeur of a plush abode to your home. Rich in its feel and luxurious in its texture felt wall covering is sustainable and durable. It also provides a cushioning of sound around you for a peaceful atmosphere. It provides the option of going in for a variety of shades and colours. It has also stood the test of time and has a glorious history of performance behind it.
Stainless Steel Wall Covering
When the question is of practicality, like in the kitchen, the best option on hand for walls is Stainless Steel Wall Covering. Even though it may not be as common around most homes in the vicinity, it provides a plethora of benefits as the first choice in kitchen wall covering. Being heat resistant, it is first and foremost, safe to use. Also, since grime, dirt and stains can easily be wiped off, it is an excellent product to use for kitchens. And the best part, it adds to the overall look as the stainless steel backdrop gels well with most of the utensils packed in the kitchen – the pots and pans that are often made of stainless steel.
Faux Stone Wall Covering
If you want a quick fix that looks good, you could go in for a faux stone wall covering for your home. It is easy to install and can be done speedily. Unlike actual stone coverings, it doesn’t require special tools for putting up. It is generally a lightweight material and can give the endearing impression of brick or stone. It can be conveniently used for the indoors as well as for the outdoors, and can relatively save time and money over traditional material.
However, one needs to bear in mind that at a closer look, this material may not come across as original brick or stone. Best way to use this type of cover would be to select them for a place with minimal physical contact and where the closer look can be avoided.
3d Effect Wall Covering
If your style statement is loud, bold and eye-catchy, the best option suited for you would be the 3d effect wall covering. It stands out on its own and makes a strong statement about your character. Chic, cool and peppy, 3d effect wall coverings can take walls in your home to the next level. But there is a chance of overdoing it. So best method to this madness would be to select a particular wall; like the wall behind your headboard in the room, or the wall behind the seating space in the living room, and go in full steam for a 3dimensional pattern that will make eyes pop and tongues wag in appreciation.
Faux Leather Wall Covering
To go ultra-uber, modish and trendy, you could consider going the faux leather wall covering way. With spaces behind beds, couches or elegant armchairs, the look of faux leather is fascinating. You could do a smart mix of real and faux leather. For spaces that come in direct contact, use real leather, but for out of reach spaces, using faux leather is a smart choice. The best part about this type of wall covering is that it’s easy to install. They simply stick on with construction adhesive or hot glue.
To add a stunning look to any part of your home, go in for an accentuated tile wall covering. There are a plethora of options to choose from, some listed as follows: faux leather tiles, shell mosaic wall tiles, decorative wall tiles, stone wall tiles, 3d wall tiles and gypsum tiles.
Let your creativity explode with laminate coverings for walls. Limited no longer only to floors, you can complement the astounding look of your floors by choosing to dress up your walls too with complimentary lamination. Stylish, fashionable and elegant, laminates on walls is a new concept quickly catching on the trend.
With acoustics, you could transform your walls into works of art and increase your style quotient while at the same time control your decibel levels by absorbing sound and insulating the area. Till recently, acoustic walls were drab by their very nature, but of-late, decorative panels such as acoustic fibreglass panels, acoustic foam panels, metal acoustic panels, acoustic cubes, acoustic drapery, etc. have given homeowners a plethora of choices in acoustic wall coverings.
Nothing exudes the natural exuberance of wood. Having a wooden wall in your home brings you that much closer to nature. But if you are one of the more considerate ones, and feel an obligation to making less use of timber in your home, the other option you could go in for is wood veneer. Coming in all shades of brown that could match your every whim and fancy, you could deck up your walls with the finish of wood, leaving a lasting impression on friends and family alike.