Captivate Your Space: Designing with Textured Walls

Jun 23,16 Karen Zieba
Captivate Your Space: Designing with Textured Walls

Tired of the regular old paintings and mirrors not adding interest to your walls? Consider adding a textured wall instead to become the center of attention of your home. Contrasting and varied textures can add drama and an eclectic feel that is unique to your home and personal style. It can be particularly successful when you are not utilizing large art or tall furniture. Turn your walls into the art piece with the use of rough stone, classic brick, or attention-grabbing 3D panels. As one of the popular design trends of 2016, here is some inspiration to get you thinking about how to enhance any room in your home with a textured wall.

Living Room

Textured walls in the living room can highlight an entertainment system, creating a more dramatic focal point for your room. Consider adhering sheen metallic paneling to tie the room together. We love the wavy texture that brings about images of the calming motion of the sea.

Floor to ceiling stone walls makes great use of a large space. A rugged wall in contrast with smooth wood floors and comfortable furniture will give your living room a modern feel.

Adding a focus wall is a perfect replacement for a television if you are looking to decorate a tech-free room. Instead of having your couches and chairs face the entertainment center, consider installing 3D wall panels to create a visual and tangible art piece. We love how simple repeated patterns around a fireplace will captivate the eye.


Spice up your kitchen decor with a colorful tile backsplash like a fun Granada tile. This would make a perfect backdrop for a Spanish or bungalow style kitchen. It is loaded with personality and will make the kitchen your family’s favorite hang-out spot.

We love a transitional kitchen with exposed brick and ceiling beams, which creates a rustic country style room. White cabinetry and marbled countertops in addition to the rough textures will showcase a classic and timeless look.

If you are looking to break up dining and kitchen spaces, use a textured wall to make the distinction. Do this by taking advantage of contrasting colors, like mixing a dark wood accent wall with light floors and walls. For a dynamic look, consider using 3D wallpaper in a texture like snakeskin to separate your space.

Look for contemporary dining room design inspiration.


Take advantage of high ceilings in your bedroom with a collection of tiles continuing from the floor to ceiling. The pattern play and variations of patterns create a dramatic visual.

Stone walls contrast beautifully with soft bedspreads and fluffy rugs, making you want to stay in bed all day long. For a fun twist, roughly paint a few bricks a bright color like seafoam green. Tie the look together by painting a dresser, side table, or bench the same shade.


Turn your bathroom into an artistic space with 3D paneling on the farthest wall. The light colored textured walls will make your small space appear larger while drawing your eyes backward. With rich wood cabinets and natural lighting, you can create a contemporary and chic bathroom look.

Large installations and textures can enhance a small bathroom space and make a huge statement. Chiseled grey stone gives a bathroom lots of personality and a modern luxurious feel.

Photo by SDH Studio – Architecture and DesignBrowse contemporary powder room photos. Nameek’s Inc.

Recreate any of these beautiful looks in your own home. Call Zieba Builders Inc. today to help you design your perfect space using textured walls throughout your home.



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