Wall flaws are inevitable, often being the result of aging. But that doesn’t mean you need to put up with those eyesores. With the help of some artificial greenery, wall panels, and more, you can definitely hide those wall imperfections.
7 Ways To Hide Wall Flaws: Wall Panels, Greenery, and More
1. Add wall panels
A great way to hide unattractive wall surfaces is installing panels. They could be wall mounted panels, ceiling mounted panels, fully suspended, ceiling suspended, or mobile panels. Because these architectural wall panels come in various finishes and styles, they can work in any interior design. You can choose to either cover your entire wall with panels, or opt for waist-high or shoulder wall panels. Beyond enhancing the appeal of your space and hiding those wall imperfections, installing wall panels also offer a wall covering for high traffic areas like hallways and stairways.
2. Paint it up
Painting your wall is an excellent way to get rid of those blemishes. First, apply a layer of surface coating and then camouflage the flaws with paint. But if you want to create a rustic look for your space, you can choose to highlight those flaws using a faux painting technique. Some faux painting techniques include sponging, color washing, and rag rolling. For the sponging technique, you’ll need some glaze, a sponge, and 2-3 colors of paint. Before sponging, you’ll need to apply a primer/sealer using a roller applicator. Next, simply dip your sponge in your glaze/paint mixture and dab the mixture in any pattern of your choice on your wall. As for the color washing technique, you’ll need to apply a translucent, thin glaze over a contrasting color and then use feathery brush strokes in circular motion to create a soft texture. Before you do this, make sure you apply your primer/sealer to the wall surface.
3. Install artificial greenery
You could choose to use live foliage. But won’t that be a lot of maintenance? You can choose from our wide range of artificial greenery instead. Especially if you’re hoping to simply cover those wall flaws, we would recommend getting faux foliage that requires no maintenance. Adding greenery (live or artificial) can do more than enhance the appeal of your space. They even boost mental health and productivity. In fact, a study recently showed that a green office equals a productive office. While live plants do improve the quality of air, faux plants can be reused and hence are more sustainable.
4. Hang draperies
Draperies serve as an excellent backdrop to a bed, sofa, or any furniture arrangement. Besides that, they can certainly hide a wide range of wall flaws. Even if you’ve got asymmetrical windows that you don’t want to be in eye sight, you can use those drapes to hide them. Other ways to work with awkward windows include grouping drapes at one end, filling gaps between windows with picture frames, and more. Hanging draperies will not even make your guests suspicious because they naturally add to the beauty of a space. You could then further use our artificial plants to complement those drapes.
5. Run cables via a molding channel
Your television could be an attractive gadget. But, let’s face it, those cables are better left unseen. They are plain eyesores. So, how can you hide these kinds of wall flaws? By installing some pieces of molding on the wall. These bits of molding can work as a channel through which those pesky cable wires can run.
6. Create a gallery wall
There are two ways to go about this. You can either use your own art and photographs and frame them to hang on the wall. Or, you can buy framed wall art frames that can be hung on the wall.
In order to build the perfect gallery wall, you could follow these steps:
- Make a collection: You can start by collecting handmade prints, photographs, art, and other things that you love.
- Create a theme: Once you’ve selected things you’re happy with, group them by themes. For example, they could fall under categories like family, happy events, childhood, and just about anything that could hold some meaning for you. When it comes to art and prints, make sure you choose colors that suit the decor and tone of your room.
- Odd or even: Decide whether you’d like an odd or even number of picture frames on your wall. We think an even number would work well if the picture frames are of the same size.
- Measure your wall space: Placing images too close to each other would be a bad idea. It’s best if you measure your wall space to ensure this doesn’t happen. Try out different combinations on the floor before you hang them on the wall.
- Pick the frames: Once the layout is ready, shop for the right frames. Decide whether you want frames in different colors for different images, or the same color.
- Hang them up: Finally, you can hang up your frames. But you should first measure and mark how low or high you want the frames to be hung. When you’ve figured that out, you can start hammering and set them all up.
You could build a mobile gallery wall too. These can be moved any time, anywhere. Get in touch with us if you need mobile acoustic panels installed in your space.
7. Make a post-it masterpiece
This is an effective and inexpensive way to hide a wall flaw. Simply draw an outline of what you’d like to create, and then use those post-its to fill in the outline. You can even use Washi tape, especially if you’re looking to cover tiny holes caused due to picture frame hangers. Washi tape comes in different patterns, sizes, and colors, and can be used in several ways to transform your space. Wall imperfections might seem permanent, so instead of redoing your entire wall, why not cover them up? We hope you try the above tips and they do the trick! And make sure to check out our wide range of wall panels.