Types of wall decor

Wall Accents Dated:  March 3, 2014
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Wall decor is one of the most important things when it comes to home decor and creating a certain ambience. It not only defines but also decorates the space and enhances the touch and feel of the room. Most of the time a wall is decorated with a number of things that are mixed and matched as per the likes and tastes of the owner. 

Following are a few of the top choices in types of wall decor:

These have been used to adorn the walls since time immemorial. What have changed today are probably the frames and the style. People are getting bolder in their choices and the scale. Instead of putting framed pictures; you can now see people covering an entire wall with a picture of their child/ren or even themselves. 

This type of wall decor can take a number of shapes and often tends to reflect the householder’s taste. Depending on the choice it can be a modern abstract or a traditional Mughal court piece done on silk. India is particularly rich in choices when it comes to paintings since each region has its own distinct style, design and even colors. 

Metal wall art 
This particular wall decor is fast appearing on the scene. An artist can work wonders with metal. Most stores in India are now selling a number of metal art items. The most common are those long thin figures and masks. Though; one can see that the majority is going for geometric shapes rather than figurines and busts.

Wooden wall decor
Very often people have tried to bring the Nature indoors and a piece of wood somehow brings an element of Nature in to your concrete abode. People have used tree trunks as a base for their coffee table or lamp shade. Apart from pieces of art and decor people have even tried just placing a log or a branch in such a way that it creates a rather rustic yet charming ambience. The choices are many and you can even try your own hand at carving out a piece.

These remained restricted to churches and palaces for a long time and then people started making use of them in ordinary homes. It is not for all and sundry and only a few go for this type of wall decor but the ones who do; really do it in a grand way. Yet, most of us can use murals for wall décor in less pronounced and subtler manners.

Wall Decals
This can be termed as a fairly new type of wall art. Wall decals are adhesive designs and prints that can be stuck on any wall. They can also be taken down and replace with ease and can be changed for newer ones. They can help you create an entire jungle scene, bring in the ocean and the waves or create the night sky in your very own room. The possibilities are endless and it is no wonder that these are fast becoming a favorite for kids and teens’ rooms.

Wall Clocks
Last but certainly not the least, the wall clocks are still part and parcel of our walls. I have yet to find a home where there is no wall clock to be seen. Though, it is a trend which seems to be disappearing. It still has its own charm and there are those who just won’t let go of it.


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