Any room is made up of six flat surfaces – 4 walls, a ceiling and a floor. It is a combination of all three of these which makes up the three dimensions of interior design. While it is true that every element of a single space should be complementary when it comes to colours, materials and texture, it does not mean that we should ignore the individuality of each dimension. In our pursuit to better the design of one or the other, many forget to design the walls as a holistic entity. The wall space makes up about 60% of the overall visual impact within any room. This means that the design of all four walls must be carefully considered in order to fully articulate your concept within any interior space. All the best interior design companies in Singapore know this rule and will design spaces that abide by it. Below, we look at the possible ways you can use the wall to enhance your interior design.
Wallpapers have been an evergreen way to emulate beauty within your interiors. They are a timeless wall application and can be visually dynamic, as well as plain. Wallpapers are versatile enough to fit within any aesthetic. There are a number of choices that you can go for, but the trends change each year. For 2017, there has been a boom in geometric patterns, digital prints, artsy designs and pop-art textures. Each style has a very individualistic outlook and definitely offer a mass appeal.
The laminates are a newer genre of wall design applications. These are composite materials that can mimic the look of many natural materials that might otherwise be very expensive to purchase. Aside from their easy application, laminates have a contemporary look. They can also make any older styled aesthetic seem fresh and modern. Any good interior design company would go for laminates to achieve that chic, modern aesthetic.
Accessorising the wall may seem like a juvenile idea, but if done in a tasteful way they can definitely add a unique ambience to any interior. The term ‘accessory’ might refer to wall hangings, mirrors, lighting fixtures, paintings and more. All of these can be customised to suit the interior style, and are also easily available. Accessorizing also allows you to curate choice pieces from your favourite sources to beautify your homes in an easy and affordable way.
Credenza refers to furniture that has been aligned against the wall in an aesthetically appealing way. Good credenza pieces include consoles, divans and settees. These furniture pieces have to be carefully selected to fit within the selected style of the interior. They are usually around three to three and a half feet in height. The wall space that is visible above can always be painted or wallpapered to suit the decoration style.
Contemporary wall shelving offers an extensive range of choices. From floor-to-ceiling and linear to bold and horizontal, there are many designs in the market to choose from. A good shelf will not only allow you to accessorise with prized baubles and trinkets, but it will also match with the décor style of your interiors to create a holistic image.
Paint is perhaps the oldest trick in the hat when it comes to wall designing. From the age-old Venetian plaster to the modern day emulsion paints, there are numerous ways to go about with wall application. You can also make this a collaborative DIY venture by looking at content from social media channels like Nifty by Buzzfeed, Pinterest and more.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get the best out of your wall space. All you have to do is carefully consider these options and choose the best one to suit the image in your mind.