We all know how paint can transform a room, but one of the hottest new trends in home decorating is textured walls. Textured walls are perfect for a small space, as they can offer interest without closing in the room with bright colors or cluttered accessories. And you can do this on a budget as well… Some of the products are re-purposed lumber, and in a small space it only takes a focal wall to make a big impact. Consider adding a textured treatment to your entry wall, or the wall that your fireplace is on. That’s all it takes to update an entire room and give it a luxury look that enhances any space! Check out these great ideas for textured walls… Remember, most of these are already neutral colors, or can be painted to match your walls… perfect for a small room or home!

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You could DIY this wall treatment by simply applying cut end pieces of 4×6 or 4×8’s to sheets of plywood with construction adhesive, then applying the entire sheet to the wall. Stain the whole wall as one piece to create a uniform look. These only need to be an inch or two deep, and we love the slightly different measurements for each one… who doesn’t love a project where you don’t have to be precise! We saw this at our local Parade of Homes… use re-purposed wood and it becomes a budget project as well!

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This was a re purposed wood project as well… simply used just inside a closet area, to become a perfect niche for a bed…

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Using molding to create panels isn’t a new concept, but still effective. Use flat molding to create a more contemporary look to go with any style.

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Another wood project- this project can be done DIY as well… 2×2’s are attached to the wall vertically (like rails) about 8 feet apart, then 1×4’s are attached directly to that framework. Leave a uniform gap between each board to create a modern, upscale look.

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The next two wall treatments are fantastic tiles that we are seeing in high end homes and hotels, and make a great statement for a small home! Keep the costs down by applying only on a small focal wall, not the whole room. Behind a bed in a bedroom or in an entry hall are our top bets. Local home design centers can help you with these products, or you can find it online at companies like Modular Arts .

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Stone facing materials are some of our favorite looks we are seeing in high end homes, and while we are sure there are a few of you out there who could find a way to DIY it, we think this one is best left to professional installers. However, it will improve your home value and this trend should be around for some time to come.

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textured walls

 

Finally, a more rustic modern chic look is this molded concrete wall. No, this is not a garage. We love concrete counters, it’s time to start using this versatile material in creative ways, and we love this…

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Adding textured walls to a small home can be a great investment, and can set your home apart in style and design. Let’s start creating small homes that we love, instead of just tolerating small homes we just “live in”.

 


 

7 Comments

  1. Erkan Yildiz February 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I wish I read this before finishing my basement :)

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    1. Kathy Woodard April 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Erika –
      Well, unfortunately we just saw most of these (including the one you are asking about) at one of our local parade of homes events so I would’t be able to give you anymore information. If you are asking about the black tile. I would think you would be able to find something pretty similar at your local tile place. It might be that it is actually floor tile that they cut down into those different size rectangle pieces and used a technique to overlap some of them. That is my guess.

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    1. Kathy Woodard March 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Hi Kim… I think what you are referring to is the wood wall that is 2×4’s cut into charter pieces, and then mounted so that the cut end is exposed,not the smooth side of the board…

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  2. catherine January 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Kim, I’m wondering…with the cut ends of either a 4″x6″ or 4″x8″ attached to a sheet of plywood, what is your suggestion on attaching the sheet (or sheets) to the wall?

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    1. Kathy Woodard June 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

      We would use screws to attach the plywood to stud in the wall… Hope this helps!

      Reply

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