Your wall decoration is not in good spirits? Are you tired of your white walls and want to give them an ounce of life, a touch of character, or spread your taste on all the walls? Anything is possible as long as you know how to dose and marry your walls, the materials and colours as needed. Because a successful wall decoration cannot be improvised. To help you embellish your walls here are some tips to follow.
The Golden Rules of Wall Decorating Before You Go Ahead
Before starting your wall decoration, take the time to read up on it. Wallpaper, photo frames, decorative objects, mirrors, posters, and stickers: the endless list of possibilities. It all depends on your tastes and your desires of the moment.
Once you’ve made your choice, ask the salespeople about installation techniques or call in a professional to find out what you can and cannot do on the wall in question. For example, to put a strip of wallpaper, tiles, or large format stickers is not improvised.
Brushes, glue, measuring tools: then think about getting the necessary equipment to make your wall decoration.
Finally, for the decoration of your walls, you can also call upon a decorator or an interior designer: he will guide you in your choices and help you to harmonize the colours.
The Trendy Option: Wallpaper
Placed by touch on your wall, the wallpaper creates the decor! Perfect to give character to your room; it can be used as a single strip to delimit the borders and personalize the space. It is especially perfect to create a headboard or to dress a door. Very fashionable, wallpaper is available in a variety of prints, from the most classic to the most original. Vegetal walls, bookshelf style, or padded false walls, trompe l’oeil wallpaper is in vogue. A practical solution to give your walls a makeover and rethink your decoration at a low cost!
Wallpaper Strips in Practice
Before installing your wallpaper, make sure your walls are smooth, clean and dry to ensure good adhesion to the substrate. Cut your strip of wallpaper to size on a pasting table and coat it with glue. Then proceed with the installation (you can lay the strip vertically or horizontally). To do this, apply it flush with the ceiling and let it unfold. Brush vertically in the centre and then on each side to expel air bubbles and make the paper adhere to the wall. Finish by marking the bottom of the strip with scissors. Peel it slightly and cut off the excess piece.
The Classic Option: Painting
Paint your walls to embellish them: here is a quick and inexpensive way to make your wall decoration a success. From now on, the paint colours are endless, and the final result can be adapted to all your desires: matte, glossy, pearl … To give character to a room, nothing better than painting a section of wall in a contrasting colour. To let as much light as possible into the room and give a feeling of space, remember to apply the darkest shade on the wall where the windows are located. You can also play with shapes by creating (with adhesive tape) a headboard or a separation to create two distinct spaces in a room. All options are possible. To your brushes!
Painting in Practice
To successfully paint your walls, a few steps are necessary. First, protect the edges of the walls and the baseboards with masking tape, as well as your floor with a tarp. Then start painting the borders with a bevelled brush, stretching the paint well to prevent it from dripping. Then roll over the rest of the wall with a roller, crossing (horizontally and then vertically) to prevent demarcations. Don’t forget to go back to where you applied the paint with a brush to avoid unsightly marks. Usually, two coats are necessary. Finally, remove the masking tape before the paint is dry to prevent flaking.
The Most Popular Option: The Poster
The poster is trendy in our decor. Solo, in maxi format, or on a whole wall, the sign – or the poster if you prefer – has a taste of childhood, it displays our artistic tastes in terms of cinema, music or art in general. Many online galleries and decoration brands offer them in all formats and for all styles. They have the chic to seat a decorating style in a room and bring a decadent touch, utterly different from the rest of the room. The only downside: wall posters are not recommended in bathrooms. The bedroom, the living room and the office will be the rooms where she will excel.
The Chic Option: The Mirror
The mirror has more than one trump card in its bag. Indispensable in all interiors, it has the chic to fulfil more than one decorating mission. In addition to reflecting a silhouette, it allows you to enlarge a small room and illuminate your home and decorate the walls with brio. The mirror exists in many styles and formats, so it’s up to you to see how you want to look at it on your own on a piece of wall, or your own.
The Mirror in Practice
To hang your mirror correctly, you will have to measure its weight to turn to the right type of fixation, i.e. hook, dowel, nail and therefore define the kind of wall to be drilled to hang it properly. If you prefer the multiple mirrors option, why not, but in this case, you will have to measure the space between the different mirrors for a balanced rendering.
The Trend Option: Decorative Frames
Once your wall is painted or wallpapered, you can embellish it by opting for a juxtaposition of paintings or photo frames. Play with formats and colour contrasts to give style to your wall decoration. You can also opt for a triptych or a photo printed on a multi-panel canvas. Photo frames are trendy for mixing personal photos, posters, drawings, etc. and assert your personality on the walls. If you need to have a compass in your eye to create a balanced maze of frames, you can also use the picture rails option, a kind of mini shelf that holds a bunch of frames in style.
The Easy Option: The Base
In the vein of the paint a wall solution, you can do things halfway to decorate your wall without overdoing it. All you have to do is create a base. Thanks to a frieze, wallpaper or paint, the wall base participates fully in a room’s atmosphere and the awakening of the wall. A coloured base with a high fence only white, a white base with a high wall covered with wallpaper, the options are various. Decorating a command does not only allow you to personalize a wall but also to emphasize the length of a corridor or the height of a room.
The Doubly Practical Option: Hooks
Finally, to dress the wall of an entrance, why not hang a series of hooks on which you can turn your clothes? Think about the aesthetic aspect as well as the practicality!
The Practical Option: Stickers
We no longer present the self-adhesive stickers that allow you to display an original and personalized wall decoration in a few minutes! Thousands of different models exist: you are spoilt for choice. You can also opt for the wall embroideries variant of the stickers, which will bring a very chic touch to your decoration.
Stickers in Practice
Before installing your stickers, remember to clean the walls beforehand to ensure good adhesion. Draw with a pencil the stickers’ location to put them straight (take a step back to visualize the position better). Then remove the protective paper off the stickers and position them in the place provided. Finally, press from the centre upwards and the centre downwards. If they are poorly set or if small bubbles appeared during the installation, you can remove them quickly and pull them gently. But beware, once stuck, a sticker is difficult to remove.
Wooden 3 D World Map
A wooden world map can be mounted like a puzzle and fixed to the wall with double-sided tape. You can place your plan in an office, a children’s room or a living room. This product is made of environmentally friendly materials: The raw material is exclusively ecological birch plywood. enjoythewood.com maintains high-quality standards, and its goal is to create assembly kits without glue. Enjoy The Wood boxes include all assembly materials and detailed step-by-step instructions. Enjoy The Wood models are great gifts for any occasion, for adults and children 14 years and older!