How to make your walls more interesting in home decor


A wallpaper accent wall provides a focal point in this master bedroom. Photos: TNS

While white walls allow for the greatest amount of flexibility, there is still the desire to add both colour and interest to help make a room finished with colour and texture.

Beyond the traditional accent wall, there are some other options that include wallpaper and even wall stickers.

When looking to add a bit of interest to your walls, here are some top tips.


Wallpaper comes in myriad colours, patterns and textures as well as price points. Wallpaper also remains on-trend and has regained popularity for use in spaces from living rooms and dining spaces to bedrooms and bathrooms. Be sure to properly measure your walls and compare to the width and height of the wallpaper you are purchasing so you don’t purchase too much or too little. A professional installation is also recommended.A small space is enhanced through the use of wallpaper.A small space is enhanced through the use of wallpaper.

Wall stickers

Wall stickers have come a long way and are now used in a variety of ways and can perk up nearly any room of the home. Wall stickers are a non-permanent way to add interest to walls but also allow for one’s imagination to flow. Place stickers in whimsical or creative ways while also allowing for “negative” space. Leaving certain areas white or uncovered will allow the wall stickers to take centre stage.Removable wall stickers provide an alternative to traditional wallpaper.Removable wall stickers provide an alternative to traditional wallpaper.

Accent walls

Not ready to take the plunge painting an entire room? An accent wall is an easy and simple way to add colour to a room.

One can add an accent wall that blends or complements existing decor or in a contrasting colour for more of a “wow” factor.Wall stickers add a graphic element to this reading area.Wall stickers add a graphic element to this reading area.

Quick tips

Paint a single accent wall a contrast colour if looking for a “pop of colour” that won’t overwhelm.

Consider wallpaper or grasscloth to add colour, pattern and texture.

Use removable wall stickers even in unexpected areas of the home.

Hire a local artist to paint a custom mural.

Hang oversized artwork in a series in large areas. – Tribune News Service

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