11 Wall Covering Ideas to Transform Your Home

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Wall covering ideas might be late-stage choices, but they are one of the most important decisions for the day-to-day enjoyment of your home. The surface material you choose to finish your internal walls with sets the tone for the entire interior scheme of that room. Wall coverings have the power to affect all kinds of aspects of a space, from light levels to how big (or small) a room feels. They can also highlight certain architectural features and need to be chosen in accordance with the general ambience you want from the space. 

When considering wall covering ideas, most people will immediately think of either paint or wallpaper. These are both undoubtedly excellent choices, but it really can pay to explore some of the other options out there too — they could just elevate your house design ideas to the next level and create a home full of personality and character. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.