Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tips to Design Your 5th Wall

Ceiling, or people often call it as the 5th wall, is another important part you should pay more attention during the process of home design. Some experts even say that the inspiration of a house comes from the top side; meaning that ceiling is an essential part of a home.

What to do in designing a great ceiling is various. You can start it by integrating it with the whole design of the room. It is necessary to have a harmonious and balanced look of the entire room. Mostly, it will be about the color and the pattern you might want to have in the top part.

If you want to bring architectural features to your house through the ceiling, it is time to add texture or divide it. Artwork, wallpaper, cabling, coffered ceiling, wooden beams, and bead board are some examples of architectural ceiling inspiration. Choose the one that you love and goes cordially with the full room design.

Next step, you can think about how the light will shine in your room. Large and exotic ceiling lamp can be a great choice for you whose ceiling is quite tall. In this case, the light can spread throughout the room. Besides the lamp, fan can be another consideration for ceiling accessories.

Return To Decorating With Wall Paper

Just like so many other trends in home styles and decorating, wallpaper has ridden increasing and falling waves of popularity over the years. However, recently wallpaper has come back into style with some rich new designs and textures. Whether making your new home unique, or prepping your house on the market, wallpapering can provide great visual interest.

Be assured, the new wall coverings available are not the same as in years passed by, though some of the designs have a distinctly retro feel. Papers range from Victorian to geometrical, from vinyls to fabrics, and small repeats to entire murals. So that as with all decorating elements, there is a product for each budget range.

When setting out to wallpaper in your house, consider what style of design would look best in your room; think about what type of furniture that room has. For example, if your furniture is modern you might not want to invest in a traditional floral paper design. If your room offers quite a bit going on inside it already, you may want to try papering just one focal wall to help keep it from having too much visual clutter.

If you want a monochromatic look, consider a paint able wall covering. The texture within the paper covers damaged walls that would show through a flat paper and you can paint it to match your decor. Patterns in paint able wall coverings vary from Victorian to stucco to modern geometrics, giving you a wide range of effects to choose from.

If you are papering an oddly shaped space that could be a hassle to hold paper in, or are looking for something a little more unusual, there are some interesting products available in either precut modular paper that you tile on your walls, mixing and matching colors as you please, or tear able papers in stone and marble textures. These tear able papers may also be used to cover paneling and countertops.

Should you have a little extra money to take a position into your wall covering project, consider the possibilities of some of the more unusual options. Some designer wall covering are now being produced in a wild array of materials and textures like fake fur, glass beaded paper, woven fiber, stitched paper, and others.

Keep in mind that any time you paint or paper your walls to make sure that you clean them and prep as appropriate for the greatest results. If you are unsure about wallpapering or are investing in an expensive designer paper, consider hiring a professional to hang it for you. Check out the local home renovation supply store to ascertain if you will find any classes made available!