Wall cladding brings a whole new dimension to your room and uplifts its look. It is becoming quite a trend in Singapore with a variety of textures available in the market. If you are planning to renovate your room, it is important that you make a note of these points.
- Pay importance to texture
It is the texture of the wall cladding that changes the look of the room. There are many wall cladding material options like wood, stone, tiles etc that provide the texture. Each material also has a variety of options of size, type, colour, pattern, etc. Think of the character of the room, the furniture available (if you don’t plan to change your furniture that is), and then see which texture will suit it the most. Though it is important to follow trends, it needs to be something that goes with your room.
- Attention to furniture
Wall cladding attracts all attention to itself but if the room’s décor doesn’t match it, it will be a sore in the eye. If you plan to retain the furniture choose the cladding matching it. If you plan to change furniture, make sure the colour combination and all other elements are in sync with each other.
- No obstruction
Wall cladding automatically draws all eyes to it. Try to therefore keep the wall clean; don’t clutter it with wall decoration, just a few is all that should go up. Don’t block it with furniture; place it in such a way that most of the wall is visible.
- Don’t overdo it
You’ve seen a texture you love and in your excitement want to fill your walls with it? That may not be a good idea. Wall cladding looks best if it’s on a single wall as that is what makes it stand out. If it’s there on all the walls, it might dominate your room; making it appear smaller than it is.
- Maintain balance
While it’s great to have contrasting colours in your room, maintaining a balance is of utmost importance. There needs to be harmony in the colour usage and the feel of the room; therefore avoid a stark contrast, too many textures in the room. If there’s a lot of work on the furniture in the room, choose the texture for the wall cladding accordingly. It should not create a visual barrier; rather the wall cladding should complement it.
Housing is terribly expensive in Singapore; that means for most people the size of their rooms are average. The texture should also be selected based on this fact. If all these points are kept in mind, a beautiful room is assured!