Implementing textured walls into the home has become increasingly popular over the last few years. While visual aesthetics continues to remain the leading cause for the demand, this is not always the motivation behind the decision to go with texture. Finding out more about why homeowners make the decision to have their walls textured by a professional is important, because this could be a solution to an existing issue you have, and you didn’t even realize it.
I’m using the word “planks” to describe this type of treatment because it encompasses a wide range of materials, from shiplap to tongue and groove. A few examples that I’ve used in my home are the faux shiplap planks in my entry and the skinnier tongue and groove boards I have in my living room and master bathroom.
I am a sucker for older homes. A lot of old houses have brick behind plastered walls and when renovated they leave the exposed brick. However, if you don’t live in an old house with brick, you can create the look without hiring a mason! Check out THIS tutorial for an easy way to add this type of treatment to your walls. TIP: Use this only an outside wall, to help it appear more authentic.
Fabric or Wallpaper
Wallpaper got a bad rap for a long a time, but it’s making a come-back! BUT if you aren’t ready to completely commit to permanent wall paper, you might want to try starched fabric. Check out sincerely, sara d.’s fabric walls…aren’t they beautiful?
To see Sara’s laundry makeover click HERE and for a full video tutorial click HERE.
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Wood is a lovely organic finish that can fit into any style of home. Rustic homes could find a distressed and discolored recycled wood while a modern or traditional home might opt for a polished cherry. Bringing your wood flooring up from the floor and continuing to cover a wall can make the room feel longer and tremendously more interesting! Incorporating 2x4s is another popular option as they are cost-efficient and, when left untreated, can look industrial or rustic, or when stained, can fit into nearly any style.
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Metal is a highly versatile finish; if distressed and rusted it can fit perfectly into a rustic or industrial home, whereas when clean, smooth, and polished it can be an impressive feature in a modern home. There are many ways to treat metal: grooved, grated, weaved, or whole/untreated pieces. Reflections are excellent when it comes to metal finishes, which will create a dramatic look.