Give your walls a new look this season!

The New Year is all about giving a fresh and vibrant new look to your home and the spaces that surround you. Few other things have as much of an impact on the total aura and ambience of your abode as the walls. Given the fact that they comprise almost two-thirds of any room, bare and empty walls can bring down the style quotient of the space regardless of how great your interiors are otherwise. Shankey Bhardwaj, Stylist, gives you these five simple tips to dress up blank walls and make your home look even more chic and glamorous in the New Year!

WallsPhotos add an element of joy to your abode. Representational picture

Wallpaper: Getting the right wallpaper for your home is often the only step you need to take to give it the ambience and appeal that you dream of. For a vintage inspiration, just having antique furniture isn’t always enough. Up the style ante of your house with retro prints on the walls. If you feel old-fashioned glamour, contemporary Aztec designs or pretty flower motifs across all four walls will be too much, you can restrict your wallpaper to one accent wall of the room. That’s a great enough start to a creating a living space that looks warm and cheerful. You can also have your walls upholstered in any fabric that you really like for a muted and cosy feel.

Wall Decals: Wall decals can add the perfect amount of visual interest to your rooms. Decorative motifs or even funky vinyl wall art will infuse the right pop of colour and freshness to any environ. We love the idea of cheerful trees and flowers interspersed with images of birds and animals. They create a mellow, harmonious mood and go well on the walls of any room, the living area or the bedroom. For the dining room, you can opt for decals that reflect food, beverages or happy cafes. The best part is that most decals are easily removable so you can innovate and redecorate every time you’re bored or wish to transform the aesthetics of your home.

Art: What’s a better way to make a statement about your impeccable taste than gorgeous art lining your walls? Invest in a few good paintings. Frame and place them smartly to brighten things up in the most sophisticated of ways. Ornamental and metallic frames work really well for a vintage home. For a more modern aesthetic, go in for minimalist white panelling for your art and impress your guests!

Photos: Looking to add an element of joy to your abode? Photos with friends and family that hark back to the most cherished times of your life are the best accessories for your empty walls. Go in for monochromatic frames and line the photos above and below for a unified effect. Another quirky idea is to buy a soft board for a room with a more casual feel. Pin up your best shots from holidays and parties on to this for that inexplicable feeling of ebullience.

Mirrors: Oversize mirrors don't just give more panache to your interiors they also make spaces look roomier. They reflect light and add volume to any room. The best spot to hang a large mirror is right opposite a window. Frames for mirrors also play a large part in elevating the overall impact. Linear frames are ideal for cosmopolitan homes while elaborate frames in colours like gold and silver go really well for more old-fashioned and regal-looking spaces

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