10 Wall Decorating Tips to Match Your Character & Personal Style


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then your wall decoration is its equivalent when it comes to interior design. Among all flat surfaces you have at home, walls are the only ones that are at the same level as your eyes. In other words, your wall is the first thing anyone would see when stepping into a particular space.Wall designs are used to set the tone, accentuating the character of the house, as well as serving as a manifestation of the owner’s unique personal style. Without further ado, here are 10 tips to help your personalise your walls in creating your dream home.

1. Colour variation

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Room design with furnitures, clock and floor lamp over beige wall

Colour variation, often achievable through wall paints, is the most direct and popular way when it comes to wall decorations. A simple yet effective method, it helps to create illusion and have direct impact on the overall mood of a space. Wallpapers and wall plasters also offer a wide selection of colours for users to choose from. You can start off by selecting a dominant colour to serve as the base tone for your walls, matched with richer colours as accents.

2. Forms

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Forms can be simply described as the overall shape of any object. which offer an enormous range of shapes and patterns for homeowners to play around with. Geometric shapes are commonly associated with contemporary designs while organic shapes are linked with a more avant-garde or futuristic approach. Goodrich Global Sdn Bhd, Asia’s leading supplier in wallcoverings, unveils intriguing wall collections from time to time, which are sourced from all across the globe to give consumers the best and latest selections of wallcoverings the world has to offer.

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3. Lines

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As modern and contemporary designs become more popular among homeowners, lines have also become more common in wall designs. Apart from providing a sleek look, lines are commonly used to imply visual directions or to mark boundaries of a certain design. Lines are a particularly important element in modern-day design, especially when it comes to decorating an open space.

4. Masses

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Your walls could also be turned into storage spaces for your home sometimes, which will help you to add depth into your design and ensure that your space remains functional to accommodate your everyday needs. Interior designers are known to incorporate wall-mounted or built-in cabinetry systems into wall designs to help owners achieve an organised yet aesthetically pleasing look.

5. Textures

Marmorino plaster, made with lime , marble dust and fine sand allowing texture and depth; can be applied smooth and subtle with little sheen or more mottled and textured with a slightly higher polish.

Textures also play a huge role as the sense of touch often makes a design more believable than sight alone. At the same time, the play of textures will often result in visually dynamic walls as the details vary from one material to the other, giving the illusion that your wall is a work of wonder. Consists of limestone and marble dusts, Vasari’s natural wall plaster come in a selection of over 40 colours for any room and all occasions, makes the finish more durable and stain-resistant.

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6. Scale & Proportion

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As the saying goes, “when life gives you lemon, make lemonade.” Scaling your wall designs to fit the proportion of your room is important. Keep this in mind when it comes to selecting artworks or furniture pieces to ensure that your walls and your furnishings speak to one another.

7. Harmony & Unity

In this case study provided by Latitude Design Sdn Bhd, the designer masterfully blended classical details with contemporary elements to create a modern classical wall design.

Harmony and unity in design indicates that elements are blended together, resulting in an overall sense of belonging. This is particularly critical when you are combining elements from different design influences into a single space, such as modern classical, modern colonial, modern tropical or cosmopolitan styles just to name a few.

8. Contrast

Inspired by the revolutionary Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, this artistic wall feature actualised by Latitude Design Sdn Bhd consists of elements such as black matted metal strips, clear and tinted mirrors, as well as wood textured panels gave the wall feature a distinctive look that makes a great conversation piece.

There are times when homeowners such as yourselves are looking for something a little more exciting and extravagant, be it to impress your guests or just to showcase the fashionista side of your personality. In such instances, the application of contrasting elements such as colours, textures and patterns create a sense of distortion that demands attention.

9. Focal Point

Have you ever taken this test where you were handed a blank piece of paper and asked to focus on a particular spot, then given the same piece of paper, but this time your sight went straight to the middle of the paper where it was marked with a dot? That’s exactly what this point is referring to. While a focal point does not necessarily have to be extravagant, a simple point of visual reference that the eye could focus on ensures that your design appears more meaningful and complete.

10. Variety

A project undertaken by Touchpoint Interior Design Sdn Bhd made use of both classic European features & sophisticated Oriental details to produce a Chinoiserie design.

One of the joys of living in the 21st century is the amount of options being presented to us as consumers. As homeowners, you could opt to spice up your interior by mixing and matching a variety of colours, textures, finishes and influences to create a truly distinctive space to call home.