Now might be a good time to turn your thoughts back to those wall decorating ideas you had in mind before the kids broke up from school and your plans got derailed with busy summer-time activities.
It’s easy to update living areas by putting a fresh coat of paint on your walls and paint doesn’t have to be just a solid color anymore. There are also all kinds of faux decorating techniques you can try such as sponging, ragging, faux marble, faux wood, faux animal prints, just to name a few. Hand painting a wall mural or a faux scene is another creative wall decorating idea to add originality and interest to your walls.
If you don’t feel adventurous, or if painting is not your style, there are other imaginative wall decorating ideas for you to consider, like decorating your walls with some beautiful designer wallpaper. Wallpaper has come a long way since yesteryear and there’s a style and a price range to suit everyone.
Adding a chair rail or opting for a wainscoting or paneling project, which will require a helper with a few carpentry skills, is still another way to dress up those tired old walls. Doing something simpler like covering a less than perfect wall with fabric or just making a decorative curtain wall to cover the entire space is another alternative. Walls decorated with an interesting fabric are practical, good-looking and flexible and can also be used to complement other fabric items in your room.
There are also a variety of decorative stencils on the market that have become a very popular way to decorate your walls.
You can stencil your own border across the top of the wall or as a border halfway up the wall or stenciling can include allover prints. You can choose from the embossed look to beautiful mosaic stencils, contemporary styles, art nouveau and architectural styles just to name a few. When it comes to imaginative wall decorating ideas, stenciling has to be high on the list.
If you’re looking for even something faster and simpler, there are a number of temporary stick-on decals and wallpaper cut-outs that are ideal for decorating children’s walls. They can easily be removed when your child grows older and you suddenly want to update the room with an entirely new look.