Elevate Your Space With Wall Details

When creating a space, don't let the walls in your design fall flat. Though colour is the primary consideration that comes to mind for walls, the texture and detailing is equally as important. In today's post, we're rounding up some of our favourite techniques for elevating walls!


PHOTO: Board & Batten Walls and Shiplap Ceiling in the Leclair Home, Leclair Decor


MOULDING AND WALL TRIM

There are many types of moulding and trim that can be considered in your next remodel. In older homes, we recommend using crown moulding as a simple way to add architectural interest and pay tribute to the traditional feeling and history of the house. This detail brings a classic look to designs and can be contrasted against more contemporary design elements for a feeling of timeless elegance.


PHOTO: Crown Moulding and Picture Frame Wall Moulding in the Westmount Project, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Picture Frame Wall Moulding in the Westmount Project, Leclair Decor


Picture frame wall moulding is another technique that we recommend applying on large walls, especially those that are painted in neutral colours. By adding these details, a new sense of dimension and depth is created and large walls will feel more visually dynamic.


PHOTO: Picture Frame Wall Moulding in The Leclair Home, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Picture Frame Wall Moulding and Wainscotting in the Westmount Project, Leclair Decor


SHIPLAP & BOARD AND BATTEN

Traditionally seen in more coastal and relaxed spaces, shiplap is now seen in all sorts of spaces and is an in-house favourite of ours. It brings a sense of simplicity and ease and can be used as an accent wall in any type of room. We also recommend the application of shiplap on ceilings as it brings uniformity and visual interest to an area of the room that may otherwise be overlooked.


PHOTO: Shiplap Walls and Ceilings in the Big Rideau Lake House, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Shiplap Accent Wall in the Ocean Side Vignette, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Shiplap Accent Wall in the Portland Cottage, Leclair Decor


Board and batten is another simple way to bring an element of depth to your space and we love applying it in spaces that receive lots of natural light. The way the light shines in and changes throughout the day creates different shadows that bring the walls to life and can even make smaller spaces feel larger.


PHOTO: Board and Batten Walls + Shiplap Ceiling in the Leclair Home, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Board and Batten Accent Wall in the Team Bull Project, Leclair Decor


TEXTURAL FINISHES

To bring a subtle textural and organic feeling to a surface, consider the application of lime wash on built-in elements or walls in your home. This technique gives a look that appears aged yet contemporary all at once and can create unique focal points in a space. Set against a light backdrop, the lime wash finish truly stands out and elevates the surface of a wall or accent piece in a room.


PHOTO: Cool Californian Living Room, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Leclair Home, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Leclair Home, Leclair Decor

PHOTO: Leclair Decor Head Office, Leclair Decor



Share your favourite ways to add visual interest to your walls and ask any questions you may have about these techniques in the comments so our designers can help you elevate your space!

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