Welcome to our guide to living room walls!
One of the most fundamental aspects to your living room are the walls. They set the backdrop to everything else that you do in this living area. The entire design and corresponding furnishings is set against the backdrop of your walls.
It is important to choose the proper wall for your space, and hopefully this gallery can help you choose what best fits your living room design.
The most common style of wall is drywall. Drywall is cheap, easy, and versatile. It can be changed, painted, or covered in wallpaper, and is easy to repair.
There are many advantages to drywall. It holds paint and wallpaper well, so it can be adorned with nearly any design, color, or finish you want it to. It is also easy to fix if it takes damage. With very little effort, a hole in drywall can be patched, painted over, and forgotten. Drywall is also very easy to change. A new paint job is a task that is very simple and can be accomplished by most novice DIY people.
On the other hand, drywall is susceptible to damage. It is quite easy to punch a hole straight through drywall. It may be easy to fix, but if you are not careful you may have to fix it often. Drywall is also not particularly impressive on its own. If you want some interesting textures and appeal it may be up to you to get creative with the drywall, or go for another option.
Drywall is very cheap, and on average ranges from $1 to $2 per square foot. (Source: Homewyse)
If you are looking to spice up your drywall with some patterned wallpaper, it may add to the cost. Depending on the color, style, and quality of the wallpaper you choose, you can expect to spend between $2 and $8 per square foot. (Source: Homewyse)
Painting your walls is another option to add some interesting design to your room. There are many varieties of paint that can vary in price greatly. On average you can expect to paint your walls for between $3 and $6 per square foot. (Source: Homewyse)
Wooden walls are an easy and interesting way to bring some dimension to your space. A wooden wall goes well with a rustic or natural tone and color palettes. If you are going for a more rustic look, leaving the wood lightly treated, unfinished, and in its natural tone is a great way to bring out that rugged and natural look.
However, finishing a wooden wall can be quite elegant. A finished wood can really warm up a space, making it very cozy and welcoming. A wooden wall painted white can stage a good backdrop to a shabby chic design, and really can brighten up a space.
There are various kinds of walls you can make out of wood, from planks to pallets. Wood can make a great wall because there is such a wide variety of wood types in many different colors. Wood also holds stains and paint very well, furthering the variety and versatility of a wooden wall. (Source: DIY Crafts)