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  • Writer's pictureEmily Fisher

Exploring the World of Wall Coverings

modern boho dining room with unique wall design by EJ Designs for Mechanicsburg PA interior design client

Walls are the canvas of your home, and how you choose to design them can significantly impact the ambiance and aesthetic of your space. Wall coverings have evolved far beyond basic paint and wallpaper, offering a ton of options to cater to every single taste and style out there! In this blog, we will journey through the diverse world of wall coverings, exploring materials, textures, and designs that can transform your walls into captivating works of art.

Retro gold, white, and wallpaper bathroom with mirror, exposed sink, and artistic light fixtures

Traditional Wallpaper: Timeless Elegance

Traditional wallpaper absolutely remains a popular choice, offering a wide array of patterns, colors, and textures. From classic floral designs to contemporary or retro geometric patterns, wallpaper allows for endless customization. Additionally, removable wallpapers have gained popularity, making it easy to experiment with different styles without the long-term commitment.

Paint: Endless Possibilities

While paint might be a classic choice, its versatility cannot be overlooked. The spectrum of colors available is virtually limitless, allowing you to create any mood or atmosphere in your room. Furthermore, techniques like ombre, color blocking, and stenciling can add depth and character to your walls, showcasing your creativity.

Wood wall panels in a retro living room designed by EJ Designs and Emily Fisher for a Camp Hill PA Client

Textured Wall Panels and Vinyl: Adding Depth

Textured wall panels are an excellent option for those seeking a three-dimensional effect. These panels, made from materials such as wood, bamboo, or even eco-friendly materials like reclaimed agricultural waste, add depth and visual interest to any room. Whether you prefer a rustic, industrial, retro, or modern look, textured panels can be customized to suit your style.

Fabric Wall Coverings: Luxurious Comfort

Fabric wall coverings provide a touch of luxury and warmth to any space. Commonly made from silk, linen, or velvet, these coverings add texture and a sense of coziness. Fabric wall coverings are especially popular in bedrooms and lounges, creating a soft, inviting ambiance.

Modern kitchen with olive glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and white cabinets

Tile and Stone: Timeless Beauty

Tiles and stones have been used for centuries to adorn walls, and their appeal endures to this day. From natural stone tiles like marble and granite to ceramic and porcelain tiles with intricate designs, this option provides durability and elegance. Additionally, tiles are easy to clean, making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. (Look at this newly refreshed Mechanicsburg kitchen above! We are obsessed!)

Modern Wall Mural with retro gold and glass lighting designed by Central PA Interior Designer EJ Designs

Wallpaper Murals: Artistic Expression

If you want to make a bold statement, wallpaper murals are the way to go. These oversized, eye-catching designs can transform an entire room, creating a focal point that captures attention. Whether you prefer a scenic landscape, abstract art, boho botanical, or a city skyline, wallpaper murals allow you to express your personality and passions on a grand scale. Like our clients with this mural, you can bring nature and art right inside!

Decision Paralysis?

In the world of wall coverings, the options are as diverse as your imagination! Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of traditional wallpaper, the warmth of wall panels, or the durability of tile, there is a perfect choice waiting to adorn your walls! Each option brings its own unique charm, allowing you to create a space that is not only visually stunning but also reflective of your personality and style.

So, go ahead, explore the possibilities, and transform your walls into a masterpiece that truly represents you! And if you aren't sure where to go, give us a call!


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