Whether you're renovating your house or shifting into a new one, giving your walls a makeover can completely transform your living space. Many of us don't think beyond the options of paint and wall paper when interior decorating; we head straight for shade cards and swatches. However, there's a world of options to consider as great wall covering ideas.
The Conventional Way
Many people choose the one that they can match with their furniture or linen, to create a coordinated overall look that is pleasing to the eye. With new and innovative techniques and a slew of manufacturers to choose from, you can find wallpaper to suit any budget.
If you're looking for basement covering, for instance, and don't want to shell out a huge sum, papering is a good option. You can also use furring strips that are available in 2x2 sheets, under wood paneling to give your basement a rustic makeover.
Tiles do however, require a good amount of maintenance. Since they are routinely exposed to water, they also form breeding grounds for bacteria and mildew. Wiping tiles down regularly, will help reduce the effort you need to put to clean the grout between tiles.
Wooden wall coverings also include using heavy grade adhesives to fix sheets of veneer. Most of these are expensive though. So this may not be a great solution if you have budget constraints.
The Creative Way
If you're looking for unusual ideas, your options need not be restricted to those that cover the entire wall. It can be vexing to find unseemly patches, especially if you've found a shade of paint or paper that you're very happy with.
Get your kids some chalk in different colors, and give them a free hand - they're sure to give wall art a whole new meaning! Another easy idea for kids' rooms, is to cover one wall, or a section with soft board. Kids can use this as a surface to pin up pictures, notes, schedule or even create collages if the urge takes them.
While giving walls a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into any space, you need not restrict yourself to just painting. Think of your wall as a blank canvas, that you can use to express your creativity. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results!