Wall Treatments

Wall treatments: Think of your walls as a blank canvas. There are plenty of things you can do to renovate a room and give a fresh look. Something as simple as painting can rejuvenate a room in hours. Schemes involving the use of fabric, wallpaper and various faux decorating techniques are more elaborate but can make a real statement.

Painting does not have to be plain these days. There are all kinds of faux decorating techniques you can try such as sponging, ragging, faux marble, faux wood, and faux animal prints, to name a few.  Hand painting a wall mural or a faux scene is another creative wall decorating idea to add originality and interest to your walls.

If you do not feel adventurous, or if painting is not your style, there are other imaginative wall decorating ideas for you to consider, like decorating your walls with some beautiful designer wallpaper. Wallpaper has come a long way since yesteryear and there is a style and a price range to suit everyone.

Adding a chair rail, wainscoting or panelling are projects, which will require a helper with a few carpentry skills. Projects of this type really dress up tired old walls.  Doing something simpler like covering a less than perfect wall with fabric or making a decorative curtain wall to cover the entire space is another alternative. Walls decorated with an interesting fabric are practical and good-looking complementing other fabric items in your room.

There are hundreds of decorative stencils on the market, which are still a popular way to decorate walls. Ideas include stencilling a border across the top of the wall or as a border halfway up the wall or stencilling all over a wall with regular patterns. There are embossed look to beautiful mosaic stencils, contemporary styles, art nouveau and architectural styles. When it comes to imaginative wall decorating ideas, stencilling is still high on the list.

For instant wall treatments, there are temporary stick-on decals and wallpaper cutouts that are ideal for decorating children’s walls. They can easily be removed when your child grows older and you want to update the room with an entirely new look. This saves on a lot of expense.

Wall treatments can be as detailed or as simple as you want them to be. Think about the time you have available, the drying time, cost of supplies and skills needed when thinking of what you might want to do. As no doubt you have seen from DIY shows on television and in interior design magazines, nothing is impossible and there are many shortcuts that can be utilised if time is of the essence.

If you are confused by the options available, why not try one of our short interior design courses where we explain the theory of colour as well as the techniques involved in décor for walls. Or just give us a call, we would be delighted to assist you in any way with your projects and wall treatments.

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