Photo: Charles & Hudson
White walls get very boring over time. For this reason, the following post is about bringing some variety into the game, as there are different methods of making the walls more exciting and appealing.
Colors not only stand for the joie de vivre, they also drive away the boring uniform look. The primary colors (blue, yellow, red) are probably among the most important colors that deliver energy to your own four walls. If you don’t like the strong tones, you can tone them down a bit. To achieve this, all you have to do is mix two complementary colors, such as yellow and blue. This allows soft shades to be produced that have a harmonious effect on the living environment.
Design of the walls – original ideas in two colors
An alternative for an original design of the walls can also be the colored divided wall. For example, the upper part of the wall can be painted a light brown shade and the lower part a strong blue. The cool blue is grounded by the brown tone so that the colors go well together.
Tip: If strong colors are used, these can be enhanced with various home accessories (e.g. for arshabitandi) are loosened up again.
Original design of the walls – concrete look replaces the neutral nuances
Photo: Niels Heidenreich
In addition to the strong colors, the concrete look is particularly popular. There is no need for a concrete wall to achieve this look. Anyone can bring this trend into their home with the help of the following guide.
Accessories for concrete look for an area of approx. Ten square meters:
– Basic spatula (consumption: approx. 500 grams per square meter)
– Effect spatula (consumption: approx. 100 grams per square meter)
In preparation, edges and corners should be masked and furniture and the floor should be covered with a film. In the case of freshly plastered walls, it is advantageous to paint them with an acrylic deep primer beforehand, as this then ensures more adhesion.
After drying, the effect filler is applied and spread with the concrete smoother. The effect filler will not stick to the unevenness of the basic filler. A lot of pressure should be exerted here, because then the effect filler layer shimmers through, creating the desired concrete look.
In the next step, the basic filler is then applied to the wall using a short-pile roller. Then the concrete smoother (spatula) is used, which conjures up a structured effect. To do this, it is important that the spatula is run back and forth across the wall. If this results in small edges or grooves, this is intentional. Then the whole process is repeated once more. The whole thing then has to dry for about six hours.
The possibilities and variants for designing walls are almost unlimited. If you like it a little more unusual, you can also design your walls with felt elements or wall panels made of polyester or fiberglass, for example.