Wall Art and Decor
The wallcovering you choose can make a room appear bigger, warmer, and brighter (or vice versa), and even hide imperfect elements.In fact, contemporary wallpaper is the smart, modern way to add space, interest – and value – to your home.
Wallpaper is a great way of bringing multiple colours and tones into a room rather than committing to one single paint . Clever wallpaper choices can enlarge and enlighten a stale space, create an eye-catching focal point and possibly make you rethink a room renovation!
Follow these expert tips below to makeover your own home with wallpaper.
1. Take a Cue from Colour
Colour can set the mood in a room. To make a space appear larger and the ceiling higher, pick patterns with cool-colour backgrounds, such as green, blue, or violet. Soft cool colours suggest tranquillity, while intense cool colours ors are fresh and dramatic. Warm colors — reds, yellows, and oranges — live up to their name and actually make people feel warmer.
Dark colors absorb light, making walls appear closer and the room smaller.
Textured surfaces also tend to make a wall look darker.
Hide Flaws with Texture Patterns with real or perceived texture can hide or camouflage wall imperfections or architectural eyesores.
For a fun, bright style, pick small motifs that are open and regularly spaced, such as polka dots. Don’t forget the decorative impact of borders.
3. Stripes and Patterns
Accent the Positive Stripes and other vertical patterns, which emphasize height, suggest dignity, vitality, and formality. Vertical patterns, including florals where the motif’s shape suggests a V or a U, will make a ceiling appear higher. Horizontal patterns accent width, suggest quietness and repose, and make narrow rooms appear wider.
Mix and Match Wisely A room without pattern can bore, while a room with too many patterns can cause restlessness. When mixing stripes, florals, or plaids in a room or between adjacent areas, pick patterns that repeat the same color or values of that color. Wallcovering books usually group designs by color to make coordinating easy.
Here are four wallpaper trends to get carried away with:
Adding warmth and intimacy to a cooler, more open and and even drafty space of the home is easily achievable through textural wallpaper. You can go for natural threads or patterned options.
Flowers can be perceived as passé or incredibly popular,when choosing a wallpaper for your home the most important thing is that you love it.
Triangles, squares and multi-colouredapproaches offer a hard-to-miss statement but if you find them too masculine, go for white on cream or pastel hues for a modernist touch.
4. Wall as art
This is perfect for those who have few art pieces to hang but want to make impact on a room. Artwork will always play a very important role in interior spaces but wallpaper blends into the essence of a room in a different way.
Designing interiors of your homes
Some useful tips.
Get creative as Shruti Vij lists the dos and don’ts that will make your space stand out.
Your home should always be about who you are, not about how you want it to be perceived. It has to be versatile and dynamic and strike a balance between aesthetics and functionality. So,it is very important to understand money matters, trends, options and combinations,before we choose the elements that will define our homes.
If you want to play an interior designer yourself, here are some simple tricks of the trade:
Budget is the most necessary aspect of your creative journey. Get that planned out first. If it’s on the limited side, don’t try to re-do all the rooms in one go. Living room and dining area should be your top priority.
Pick up magazines like those on Lifestyle and Interiors to understand the popular trends of the season. Do a little research and add your preferences and choices. Making mood board and collecting images, colour swatches and your preferred fabrics will help to keep all your ideas in one place. Browse stores and malls for room ensembles put up on display and get some interesting ideas. Notice details used in showrooms, restaurants and office areas and adapt it to your residential space.
Study catalogues and Product Brochures as often complete rooms are assembled or simulated by manufacturers to help you visualise the final effect. Many manufacturer websites, allow you to choose and apply colour/ finishes on a room template.
Art, colour and texture are three important pillars of a design ideology. The collision of textures and different materials adds a great deal of interest and keeps the space looking interesting always. Less is definitely more. Keeping it aesthetically serene is what design purists recommend if you want your home to have a distinctive character. The trick is to bring warmth through unique fabric effects, textures and designs that are bold without being loud. Do not go with a themed approach, rather inject a flavoured style into your home.
Remember that the mixture of contrasts- modern with quirky, whites with brights and industrial with soft – is a playful yet an elegant approach to decorating.
These are just some of the basic things that you can experiment with. Make yourself aware of the options and then slowly tutor yourself to combine them yourself to create a home with a perfect example of modern aesthetics, ideal colour pairings and latest design trends.