Whether it is a bad painting job with water spots, writing stains from your now-grown kids or leftover from the stickers and nail holes, you know how distracting an ugly wall can get. It literally beats any efforts made by your classic furniture and accessories to create a stylish and organized look. It is even more annoying if you are renting the place and you can’t make permanent changes.
Either because we are all selfish and want the person preceding to go through the same experience or its lack of cash to re-paint, regardless, you don’t have to worry anymore. There are clever tips you can incorporate to hide those draining walls. The best part about it is that you are killing two birds with one stone. While you are hiding ugly walls, you are also adding style by using some accessories that give your space personality. Here are some ideas that might transfer the ugly wall into a masterpiece.
Using wallpaper on your wall is a bit complicated, but when chosen right coinciding with your existing décor, it can totally transform your room into a beauty parlor while making a statement. It is advised though, it is a perfect cover-up for stains and writings but not for a damp wall. Wallpapering is actually one of the easiest ways to restyle your interior. This is because depending on the wallpaper you choose, can make your room appear larger, warmer and brighter; and vice versa. Yet with such a bountiful abundance of designs in the market, it can get a little intimidating. Therefore, you might want to research it to understand your options first.
Art is popularly used as a masterpiece for any room, and we know how well it goes. It creates a visual appeal that can totally distract your guests by pulling them to the painting. Where art is concerned, the more the merrier. But since it is a cover-up, investing in one large canvas is wise. You should consider your space though if your room is small, you don’t want to hang art that will chew up all the visual space and overtake everything in the room. Art is such a personal choice, therefore pick out something that pleases you. Consider being open to other mediums too, like photography. Instilling wall lamps and hanging mirrors can also work well.
Install a Bookshelf
Installing a bookshelf is a good solution for walls that are not in such a terrible state. It also adds a hearty dose of character to your space and speaks for the homeowner. There is nothing that feels as right as when I walk into a person’s home, and I suddenly realize how much I know them from their home decor. It creates a rapport, especially if you get to see some of your best book or music collection. You can consider a cabinet, which can also be used for storage if your space is small for a ceiling to floor bookshelf.
Use Washi Tape
If you are not on board, washi tape is a decorative masking tape made from Japanese rice paper. It is mostly enchanting by the bunch of possibilities it provides because it comes in gazillion colors and patterns. Although it is very adhesive, it’s quite temporary, which is not bad anyway because you don’t have much time to get bored with the decorations. It is a perfect solution for those, like me, who are in need of constant change and creativity. You can come up with various patterns like polka dots. Or if you want a larger cover-up, you can use the decorative washi tape as a frame for your poster.
Add a Different Texture
A room without texture variation will fall flat and one dimensional, in spite of owning various expensive accessories. Therefore, you can use this to your advantage and hide those ugly wall-stains by adding some texture. Don’t worry, it is not as expensive as it seems. The result doesn’t have to be busy, in fact, keep it simple by finding out the layers that combine to give you the best result. The colors you use are key. If you are using art, for instance, you can try covering up the frame with the same fabric as the mat. It is a great way of creating a visual appeal that will go a long way to distract your guests in the best way.
It can be a bit expensive, but you will be glad you invested in a bamboo exterior wall covering. It not only covers the walls but also creates an outstanding personality. It provides a natural ambiance to a room and when paired with some greens, it’s a wrap. There is something about going natural that can never go wrong. Though this is more of a permanent solution, therefore, doing it on a rental home might not be a good idea.
Cover Your Wall With a Curtain
Using curtains can be a perfect cover-up for unsightly walls. Consider investing for a quality curtain, one that makes a room feel warm and luxurious. Curtains can also be used to create an illusion of a window. A map mural can also serve the same purpose. The big difference is, it instantly makes your wall look immensely interesting. They range from world maps to whatever map you want based on your taste. If curtains don’t do it for you, try map murals.
Use Your Photos to Create a Wallpaper
I have preserved the best and my favorite for last, using your photos to create some sort of wallpaper. This will immensely work in not only creating a visual appeal and covering up your ugly wall but also gives character and personality to your room. It has a perfect visual illusion when the photos are arranged in a neat brick pattern. This is can be achieved because each horizontal line is created using photos of the same size when printing them out.
The Bottom Line
There are more ways than you can hide ugly walls. Just be creative and if the ugly wall is just too much, you can always consider doing a wall facelift and turn it into the wall of your dreams.
It’s everyone’s desire to have a beautifully and perfectly decorated house. Having friends and family coming over and showing great admiration for your creatively decorated home is a priceless feeling. However, decorating a house to such a level requires that you really get your decorating juices flowing. For a fact, not everyone can actually afford to decorate their houses to certain levels. Some of the houses advertised in the online home blogs and home magazines take a fortune to decorate and all there’s left for so many homeowners is to simply admire them. However, you can still transform your home interior for the better without breaking the bank. There are affordable and easy ways to turn your house into a home that you will love. Here’s a list of some of the easy home décor fixes that will make a positive change in your home interior.
1. Arrangement of Your Pillows
A simple arrangement of the pillows on the bed can make a great difference in your bedroom’s interior look. So would the placement of the throw pillows in your living room. It can get tricky sometimes when you don’t have a huge bed in the bedroom or when you don’t have huge space in your living room or the seats that accommodate throw pillows. However, such factors shouldn’t deter you from making those pillows work for your home interior. A good pillow arrangement will make a huge difference in the appearance of your interior space.
2. Dining Chairs Change
Most homeowners opt to have dining chairs that match. It’s actually attractive but there are those who love to break the monotony and go for an adventurous and classy look at the same time. You can have your dining chairs repainted into different colors to create that contrasting look. You could also have them cushioned or simply replace them with the ones that will make that dining area look more elegant depending o on the style you want to project.
3. Rearranging Your House
Your house doesn’t have to have the same layout year in year out. Changing the layout of your house as time progresses will bring out a very notable difference. When a friend comes over to visit, some will even think you have entirely refurbished your house whereas the only thing you did is moving around the furniture. You will discover your couch looks better in the new position. Rearranging your house makes you realize the many ways your house can look beautiful without even having to add new furniture or decorative items.
4. Wallpaper Magic
It’s time to kiss plain boring walls goodbye. There’s so much you can do with a plain wall when you have lovely wallpaper designs at your disposal. Better still, you can have customized wallpapers. You may choose to have your favorite Bible verses, lyrics of a song, your favorite quotes, images or a theme of your choice created on the wallpaper. A lovely looking wallpaper that blends in with the rest of your interior should be your goal in the end. You can choose wallpapers in your living room, bedroom or even the corridor.
5. Embrace Creativity
Creativity is an integral element when it comes to decorating your home especially when you really want to minimize on cost and achieve the best results. You don’t have to buy new lampshades, you can paint the ones you have and make them look new. You can also use jugs and jars as flower vases. Colored jars will really blend in very well with flowers and give your room a pleasant look. Play around with the colors, when it comes to drapes, carpets, furniture and even wall paint color to achieve this perfect color symphony. Let your creativity work overtime into transforming your home from tacky and boring to elegant and tasteful.
6. Repurpose and Repair Useful Items
There’s a great chance that you won’t lack several items in your garage that can be repurposed and repaired to serve you better. There could be furniture that can be repaired and repainted to bring a new look to your room or simply dismantled and changed into shelves that will provide more storage space for your home. Take a tour and look at the things you have at home, throw away the ones that can’t be repaired or salvaged and keep the ones that can be.
7. Lighting Your Steps
Lighting up the stairs in your room is also a way of bringing a different look in your room. Lighting has a way of spicing up the look of a house. You can also put decorative light bulbs in the corner of your room and bring an excellent look especially, at night.
8. Make Use of Open Kitchen Shelves
You can use these open shelves and put up cups or jars with great patterned styles. These patterned styles will bring out an interesting look that will transform your kitchen from just the place where meals are cooked into this tasteful and orderly place where meals are cooked.
9. Rotating Your Accessories
Swapping items from one room to another will bring out a brighter look in your house. Accessories such as pillows, carpets can be swapped and make your house look all different. You don’t have to necessarily buy a new set of pillows, swapping them will save you the cost as well as bringing a new look in your house appearance.
10. Creating Shelves with Frames
You don’t have to throw away the old shelves rather you can turn them into magnificent shelves. All you have to do is create a wonderful frame along the edges of the shelves. You can choose to repaint the shelves so as to make them look as good as new. You can use these shelves to store books or important documents. Something that appears old can be turned into a very useful item.
There are many impressive ideas that you can try and transform the interior of your home. It’s pretty evident that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your house look different from the above tips. Would it be satisfying when you always want to spend time at home because of how fascinating, breath-taking and homely it looks? There is an endless list of easy home décor fixes, just look at your home and note the things that you could change. Therefore, there is no excuse for living in a dull-looking home.