Textured look adds warmth, panache
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.
A modern double bed stands against a