If you’re thinking of renovating your bedroom or living room, the walls are an interesting element to consider playing with. Gone are the days of monotony where every wall had the same cream/white paint. Apart from having innumerable paint color options from almost every brand like Asian paints or Berger, here’s some other ideas to spice up your walls.
Staying with paint, you can look into either contrasting the color of one of your walls from the rest or adding in a pattern/texture. Your paint company can share plenty of options with you. Typically texture walls typically cost around 2x the cost of a regular paint job.
Wooden panel walls used to be a sign of luxury in the old days, and you surely find plenty of wood panel walls up in the hills given the temperatures. They are back again with a modern twist and lend some serious character to your room. From charcoal finish to the more traditional teak grain here are a few wooden wall options for you to consider.
If you want to give your space a slightly unfinished or warehouse feel, exposed brick walls are a neat option. We would suggest doing it in slightly larger rooms because your room could end up feeling a bit smaller. Today there are a number of brick tile manufacturers with different sizes and finishes that you can buy and install to create an exposed brick wall. Be sure to think of the other elements in your room such as the lighting, flooring and ceiling to complete the look.
If you want more choice of designs, wallpapers are the way to go. Pick a color theme for your room and visit a wallpaper vendor. They’ll have plenty of options to show you.
With Diwali round the corner, many of you must be wanting to get a fresh coat of color on your walls. Here are some tips to keep in mind and some ideas.
Tips to keep in mind before you get your house painted:
Light colors work everywhere, but if you are planning dark colored walls, you must ensure the room gets lots of natural light. Painting a basement den deep blue might sound relaxing but can turn the room into a dungeon!
If you are tech savvy, you could take pictures of the rooms in question and get them in desired color to show everyone what the walls would look like.
Complementary colors work well when adjacent rooms open into each other (try two shades of the same color for a neat effect). You can go for bold contrast when crossing a barrier (like a door).
Carefully consider the gloss level. The shiny gloss paints are easy to clean, but make blemishes stand out. On the other hand, flat paints help disguise wall blemishes but can be difficult to clean.
Glossier paints work well where there’s lots of steam or cooking (bathrooms and kitchens) and in high-traffic areas. Flatter paints are preferred for large walls and ceilings.
Plan your interiors accordingly. Dark and bright colors look good on clutter free walls, whereas light and flat colors go well with all colors and help balance out the clutter.
You could also go in for textured walls. In fact highlighting one wall in a room may be a good idea. Just ensure that the wall has a single highlight, a TV or a painting or one element complimenting it.