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.
- Wall treatments in kids rooms should be able to resist to a rough treatment.
- 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.
- 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:
- 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:
- Large geometric patterns may look eye-boggling, make sure you test large samples in the actual interiors before purchasing.
- 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.
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