So, after we check out the area about us, for us as modern humans the next thing to scope out will be the immediate vertical landscape. At home, that will be our walls! Great walls become that next décor dimension. Like the floor, walls can be a focal point or a background for the rest of your room creation.
The first step, of course, is to explore all the various surface treatments at your disposal. There are the traditionals…like paint, wallpaper and wood. Do you want to add what is called “wall art.”? That can be paintings and sculpture, for sure; elements like borders (paint, wood, paper, tile, etc.) and moldings; plus murals, hand-painted or applied like wallpaper. Keep in mind illumination (think lamps, sconces and candles).
Decorators sometimes overlook the possibilities presented by stone and tile for all or part of the wall area. And when was the last time you even considered a surface treatment like leather?
Designers look at walls as a surface providing the opportunity for a three dimensional expression. A person’s life story can be expressed on the “canvas” of the walls. Photos…art…family memories… all can be used on this “canvas.” Walls can also reflect personal tastes in color or shapes.
The bottom line is, walls reflect part of the texture of our lives, literally and figuratively.