When looking at interior design trends for the home, it’s hard not to notice decorative wall treatments. From popular design shows on HGTV, to favorite home magazines, large statement walls and wainscoting are popping up all over the place. And for good reason! Adding interesting details to a wall can easily transform a bland space that lacks built-in character into something unique and amazing. Just like raised panel or Shaker kitchen cabinets add charm and beauty to a kitchen, interesting details on the walls can do the same elsewhere in the home. From simple to elegant, here are the top wall treatment ideas that wow!
Historically, this classic wall treatment served a practical purpose, by covering the lower portion of a wall to protect it from damage. But homeowners today realize along with practicality, wainscoting is also quite beautiful! With design options like bead board, flat panel, raised panel, and recessed, there is a look to suit every style of interior design. You can find kits online and in stores, or hire a professional to create and install custom wainscoting in your space. Or do it yourself by layering stock lumber and moldings to create something spectacular!
The dark wood paneling look of the 1970s is long gone. Instead of boxing yourself in on all four sides, create a statement by paneling one large wall in your home. Popular looks today include natural barn or driftwood boards installed horizontally, and wide vertical planks painted a neutral white or to match the rest of the room. For a bolder focal point, panel an entire wall in stripes, geometric squares, or a chevron pattern painted in bright pops of color. The creative possibilities are endless!
Just like paneling, wallpaper does not need to cover all four walls. Instead, choose a bold pattern or texture, and wallpaper just one wall for a stunning effect. Remember, a little goes a long way! To achieve the look, choose a print in a large, repetitive pattern that complements your colors and décor. Popular motifs include Greek key, Moroccan, floral, and lattice. Contemporary wallpaper also comes in natural textures, like linen, grasscloth, or bamboo, and paintable raised designs.
Beautiful backsplash tile is a great addition to any kitchen, but you don’t have to stop there — tile can be installed as a wall covering virtually anywhere! Tile comes in a wide array of colors, sizes, shapes, textures, and finishes, and can make a dramatic treatment when used as a half wall in a bath, or as a statement wall in the living room or kitchen.
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