Tex­tured look adds warmth, panache

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES - CON­NIE OLIVER

TEX­TURED wall sur­faces are a cur­rent trend. Walls adorned with brick, barn board or other tex­tu­ral prod­ucts bring warmth to any room. As you can see by the fo­cal wall in this bed­room, the worn wooden wall treat­ment be­hind the bed is stun­ning and dra­matic. This is a lovely ar­chi­tec­tural de­tail in an oth­er­wise min­i­mal­is­tic decor. The large scale of the wall treat­ment makes it a fo­cal point of the room and adds to the drama. Tex­tured wall treat­ments can bring a feel­ing of his­tory, warmth and visual com­fort to a space. Whether you find old barn board that has a his­tory to it or use a man-made stone prod­uct, cre­at­ing a dra­matic fo­cal wall that in­cludes tex­ture and pat­tern can dra­mat­i­cally change the look of a plain room. Choos­ing the right wall for the project is key. If you have a rec­tan­gu­lar liv­ing room, con­sider treat­ing one or both end walls rather than one of the long walls. The head of the bed is a good op­tion, as you can see from our sam­ple photo but again, you don’t nec­es­sar­ily have to do the en­tire width of the wall. As in our sam­ple room, the treat­ment is cen­tred at the head of the bed and is framed by the lovely char­coal paint colour. A sim­i­lar tech­nique can be used to adorn the wall around a fire­place. De­pend­ing upon the style of fire­place you have, a brick-like wall treat­ment can give the fire­place the fo­cus it de­serves. In any event, do take the treat­ment to the ceil­ing, as this will give you the drama your room needs. If you’re us­ing any brick-like prod­uct (and even some woods) choose a wall with the least amount of elec­tri­cal out­lets and other en­cum­brances you’ll have to work around. The fi­nal look will be more pro­fes­sional if you can cover a solid sur­face.

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A mod­ern dou­ble bed stands against a

wooden wall.

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