Five Unique Wall Decoration Ideas

Five Unique Wall Decoration Ideas

When it comes to decorating your walls, you might think that the only thing you can do, or afford to do is to simply paint them. But the truth is that there are many different wall treatments that are quite affordable and easily doable for a do it yourselfer. SO do not limit yourself or your walls to just paint and read on for great wall treatments that are unique and fashionable.

Textured Wallpaper

Textured wallpaper is a great way to mimic more expensive and exotic wall materials without breaking the bank. You can get wallpaper in textures resembling wood paneling, tin ceiling tiles, or molded plaster. To give the impression that you are using the real thing, install the wallpaper between strips of molding. Using the textured wallpaper sparingly will help complete the illusion.

Custom Wallpaper

Having custom wallpaper created is a great way to customize your walls. While it is a bit more expensive than regular wallpaper, you can get exactly the look you want and can even turn your digital photographs into wallpaper. Custom wallpaper is created using large format printers and it creates wallpaper that is equally as durable as store bought versions. Custom wallpaper allows you to expand your digital photographs to the size of your wall. Consider what it would be like to have a beautiful landscape scene cover your entire bedroom wall. You could wake up every day to a field of flowers or a sunlight forest.


Bamboo has become a popular building and decorating material in recent years. Bamboo is cheap, versatile, and sustainable. Bamboo is often used for wood flooring tiles. These tiles make a great wall paneling treatment that is also cost effective. Bamboo reeds can also be used on walls. Use smaller reeds and secure them to your walls with finishing nails. The reeds can also be used to create a chair rail along your wall.


Fabric is another wall treatment that is cheap and unique that you may not have considered. Fabric can be applied directly to the wall with paint or you can attach it to panels and then attach the panels to the wall. There are endless fabrics you can use to decorate your walls. Fabrics can add great texture as well. You can use fabric between moldings, along floorboards, or along the ceiling. Fabric paneling is another great way to use fabrics to decorate your walls. Simply attach your chosen fabric to thin foam panels and attach the panels to your walls.


Mosaic style decorations are a great way to decorate your wall as well. Mosaics involve getting several wall decorations and hanging them closely together on your wall. Make sure it covers a good portion of the wall for best effect. Some examples of great mosaic items are framed pictures, decorative plates, frameless pictures, tiles, or framed or unframed mirrors. There are many more objects you can use in mosaics so get creative.

Using these great wall treatment ideas is a great way to accentuate your room design without breaking the bank in most cases. So not think that you are limited to just painting your walls. Get creative, mix and match the ideas above to get a great look that is unique and beautiful.

By: Zach Ball an online publisher and interior design enthusiast for and writes articles on the topics of design and printing.


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    Comment by Lisa @ wall murals: Mar 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    This topic is right on trend! Wallpaper is back in a big way, and thankfully there are so many cool designs to choose from. No more cheesy 70s stuff! One more option I would add to your list is wall murals!

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    Comment by Shine@custom home builders: Mar 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    I think I’d go for wallpapers. There are lots of designs to choose from. They are easy to clean and will last on the wall for a long time.

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    Comment by Wow Total Cleaning: Jun 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Yes, it’s really important to also decorate or have style in your wall. It makes the whole home environment fresh and also gives mood. I like textured wall because it gives a realistic effect to the entire wall. Another thing, I want to try is the abstract painting in my wall, especially to the living room. I think it will be great if the theme is abstract and elegant. Just to add up, lighting is very important to emphasize those wall styles that you have. I like all your ideas. People may also choose what kind of style they want based on their wants and own style.

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