Hi friends, happy Wednesday!
Today I’d like to talk about walls. Whether you live in an apartment or a house, you have walls. Painted walls can be wonderful, and comparatively economical, a benefit I always appreciate.
They can also add drama to a room.
I’ve had walls on my mind lately since I’m seeing lots more wallpaper ideas online providing options for texture and color. You know how tempting a concept, like wallpaper, can become when you see a gorgeous room!
Wallpaper today is manufactured in so many patterns, including some with great texture. I’m happy wallpaper is back in the design spotlight.
This textured wallpaper [below] (grasscloth?) gives depth to the wall while providing a similar contrast to the trim, as paint would.
Custom paneling, whether more formal or informal, can be the wow factor for any room.
The knotty pine tongue in groove in the bedroom below is ideal for the room’s decor and the pitch of the ceiling.
Reclaimed wood, whether man made or actually aged, adds character.
Then there’s the unexpected. The walls in this room [below] convince me it could be a lodge in England as easily as America. Love this room!
The talented Amy Meier brought warmth to this kitchen with the addition of brick on the wall.
Stone walls are a favorite of mine, maybe because they are not often seen unless the home is custom. A custom home isn’t in my immediate future, but I love the look.
This stone wall with the farm apron sink set in an antique cupboard gives the room a historic feel.
The materials available to those building a custom home can create authenticity in any room.
Using aged, or distressed beams, stone on the wall and floor gives me the feel of an old farmhouse kitchen even though this may be a newer home.
Actual age is hard to fake. That’s a good thing for some of us—but we’re talking about homes. Oh to live in an old house in Europe!
If these walls could talk. My imagination runs away with me when I’m in a room such as this.
Living in a tract house, our walls in most rooms are painted and we have beadboard in a couple of the rooms. No stone walls in our little cottage. I’ll have to get my stone wall fix from the beautiful homes I find online. 🙂