How To Choose Wall Coverings for Your Home

August 23, 2015

The walls is one of the most noticeable areas in a room, hence it is very important to choose the right type of wall treatment, which would be not only aesthetically pleasant, but durable and lasting. Consider these simple tips, when choosing a wall covering for your room:

  • Choose washable surfaces for kitchen and bathroom, that withstand condensation and can be easily cleaned.

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  •  Wall treatments in kids rooms should be able to resist to a rough treatment.

kids room

  • For corridors, stairs and halls choose wall treatments that can be easily refreshed since in these areas walls are often scuffed.


  • For bedrooms and living rooms pick more delicate wall coverings.

living room

  • Avoid patterned wallpaper and tiles in the properties where walls are not perfectly “true”: patterns will highlight those imperfections.
  • For small wall areas and those that are cut by several doors and windows, select pale colors and discreet textures and patterns.
  • Bold colors and patterns look best on large surfaces:
  • Alternatively bold patterns and colours can also be used in very small rooms, such as guest bathrooms, since they will distract attention from the tiny size of the space:
bold pattern wallpaper

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  • Avoid small patterns on the large wall surfaces, since they will tend to disappear and become indistinct. I recommend such wall coverings for small wall surfaces:

small pattern wallpaper

  •  Large geometric patterns may look eye-boggling, make sure you test large samples in the actual interiors before purchasing.

geometric wallpaper

  • Check the overall effect of pattern – the best solution will be to put several width side-by-side and see how it looks on a large surface.
  • Don’t pick wall paint relying on paint chips. You can purchase a tester pot and try it on a piece of lining paper.
  • Check wallpaper or paint sample against each wall and during different time of the day – as direction and level of light can play amazing tricks.
  • Plaster can be used as a surface in its own right, as it can be polished to achieve elegant and beautiful finish.

polished concrete

Have some questions? Don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments section below!

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