As the frames to a space, the treatment to a wall is elemental in transforming a lack luster room to one that is refreshing, relaxed, eye-catching, sleek, cozy, or spacious. Wall treatments range from paint to wallpaper, fabric, wood paneling, molding, plaster, and tile. Most simply, a wall treatment is anything you can do to a wall to make it complement the space and create the atmosphere you want to emanate.
The Basic: Paint and Accent Paint
… way to treat to a wall is to paint it a solid color. There are a wide range of choices out there!
You can’t go wrong with neutral hues, grays, and white. The basic wall colors emphasize the colors of furniture, art, and fabric in the room, adding contrast and making them a pop!
Master Bedroom of Plan A1 at 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes | Paint: Sherwin Williams, Mindful Gray (SW7016) [Walls] & Swiss Coffee [Ceiling]
Master Bedroom of Plan 3 at Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Paint: Sherwin Williams, Accessible Beige (SW7036) A wall with solid accent paint adds a pop of color to a neutral room.
Bedroom of Plan A3 at 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes | Paint: Sherwin Williams, Drizzle (SW6479) [Accent], Worldly Gray (SW7043), & Swiss Coffee [Ceiling]Fun accent paint designs speak personality and creativity.
Bedroom of Plan 3 at Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Paint: Sherwin Williams, Accessible Beige (SW7036), Seaworthy (SW7620) [Accent], Deep Sea Dive (SW7618) [Accent], Rockwood Sash Green (SW2810) [Accent], Green Black (SW6994) [Accent], & White Shadow (SW8006) [Ceiling]
Bedroom at Sanctuary at Silverhawk in Oro Valley, AZ by Meritage Homes | Paint: Sherwin Williams, Natural Linen (SW9109) [Wall], Felted Wool (SW9171) [Accent], Lagoon (SW6480) [Accent], Vintage Vessel (SW9050) [Accent]
Creating Texture: Wallpaper
Wallpaper has definitely evolved since our grandparents’ time. It has so much potential in creating depth to a small space with the textures and patterns. Different atmospheres can be created with any wallpaper type.
Bedroom in Plan B2 at 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes | Clubhouse Bricks Wallpaper by MiltonAndKing.com
Lounge in Plan 4 at Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Shoji Wallpaper by Scion (Zoffany)
Great Room in Plan 3 at Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Geodesic Wallpaper by Scion (Zoffany)
Favorite wall treatments among the #PDITeam
Our founder and CEO, Jennifer Hooper, is “partial to horizontal [shiplap] siding,” but also is fond of brick and stone wall treatments. Shiplap siding are wooden boards with the long edge of the board having a recessed area, creating a gap between the boards in the finished look. The shiplap wall treatment style, as seen below, is one of her favorite design details of her home. Shiplap siding, brick, and stone “design applications become a part of the architecture” and play a great role in highlighting the space.
The following are photos of Jen’s residence. See more of her home in our blog: Residential Division: Our Founder’s Home Sweet Home
Stairs at Entry of Jen Hooper’s Residence
Kitchen of Jen Hooper’s Residence
As for our Director of Residential, Mariann Claggett, she prefers tile because “you can achieve so many looks.” With a selection of trendy, dramatic, classy, and subtle tile styles out there, there are endless creative possibilities.
1st Floor Bathroom of Jen Hooper’s Residence
Laundry of Jen Hooper’s Residence
Bedroom in Plan 2 of Portarosa in Brea, CA by CalAtlantic Homes | Urban District Tile by Marazzi
In creating a space that has depth, our Senior Designer Jill Mitchell loves paneling, “especially in dens, great rooms, and master bedrooms.” With this type of wall treatment, “the design options are almost limitless.”
Bedroom in Plan 2 of Portarosa in Brea, CA by CalAtlantic Homes | Chevron Wood Paneling
Dining/Great Room in Plan A3 of 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes | Horizontal Wood Paneling
Bedroom in Plan A3 of 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes | Horizontal Wood Paneling
Master Bedroom in Plan 4 of Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Hardwood Vertical Paneling
Master Bedroom of Plan 2 at Linea at Inspirada in Henderson, NV by Pardee Homes | Chevron Wood Paneling
Master Bedroom at Harvest at Green Valley in Fairfield, CA by TRI Pointe Homes | Boxed Wood Paneling
Decals also count as a wall treatment! Our Tech Manager Nicole Carrasco admires how they add to the personality of a space. Out of the wall treatments mentioned, wall decals are an easy and affordable way to refresh your walls.
Baby room in Plan A2 at 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes
Bedroom in Plan A2 at 17 West in Costa Mesa, CA by Meritage Homes
Wall Treatments via our Instagram
Tell us, which one of these wall treatments would you love to try in your home?