How do you decorate your walls? Most people opt for a few well-placed pictures, others enjoy canvas designs and in many cases a nice wallpaper will do. However, some people go a little further and choose something a little less conventional – something unique to really bring the room to life and showcase their creativity.
Here are 12 wall designs with a difference:
1. Textured Wallpaper
Wallpaper doesn’t necessarily have to be flat. In fact, textured wallpaper will do more than just look good, it can influence the feel of a room. For example, a soft-looking texture can actually make a room feel more comfortable, while a 3D brick wall design will add some exciting style to a space.
Most photographs exist only in a digital format these days but there are still many people who prefer to keep a physical copy of their snapped memories. But where to keep them? You could hide them away in a photo album that you leaf through occasionally, but a far more innovative storage method would be to create an epic and personal collage in lieu of boring old wallpaper.
3. Indoor Climbing Plants
If you favour a more natural style then you do not need to limit yourself to potted houseplants. Your wall can be just as good an environment for them to flourish. Indoor climbing plants are an attractive way to bring your love of nature into the home and brighten up the wall in a way no artwork ever could.
4. Climbing Wall
It is the dream of many a climbing enthusiast to have an indoor climbing wall in their own home. In smaller rooms it would have to be strictly ornamental but if you have a decent-sized wall in need of sprucing up, it is entirely possible to construct a fully-functional climbing wall in your home.
5. Pop Art
If you decide painting your wall is the option for you, you should choose a striking design to really capture the eye and lend the room a unique personality. A good way to achieve this is by transforming an entire wall into a comic book page with a pop art-inspired painting.
It would be an insult to readers to decorate a wall with actual books but if you are into your literature, prints of book covers can provide a rather novel approach to decorating your wall. The idea is simple, print your favourite book covers, glue them onto book-sized pieces of wood and mount them on the wall.
Your wall design doesn’t necessarily have to take the form of a picture – some carefully chosen words can also make quite an impression. Whether opting for a famous quote that inspires you or simply making up your own statement about you or your home, it will certainly bring the wall to life.
If you want to showcase your more adventurous side, you could paint a map on your wall. Whether a standard world map or a fantasy map from your favourite work of fiction, this design is guaranteed to inspire a sense of adventure in you and maybe even a little wanderlust too.
You may like to bring some of the outside urban world into your home, and a good way to do this is to have a sign mounted on your wall. It could be a road sign, a logo, or a tastefully chosen neon sign, which would bring a little life into the room.
10. Mounted Objects
Any object can become art if you display it correctly, so if you’re unsure what to do with that old bike, you could sell it for scrap metal or you could make it the centrepiece of the room.
11. Wall Clock
It is very common to hang a clock on the wall but less so to transform the whole wall into a clock. One such design involves using twelve clocks arranged in a circle to represent the numbers with a giant set of hands in the middle.
You could combine design with practicality and use your wall for storage. There are many designs that are as interesting to look at as they are useful, including an intriguing one in the form of an optical illusion.