By Jyoti Bakshi
"Walled over" was a prelude to the effects one could treat the walls with. I love experimenting especially if the experiments don't warrant hefty expenses or inconvenience to the household. Have you ever loved a picture so much that you'd want to see it all the time?
Well here's a way you could kill two birds with one stone......I had a picture of my daughters' that I loved so much and a very awkward wall in the house that would always make me wonder why it was even there. Well, as blank as it was, once the picture came up, the wall seemed to be in the most delightful place. More over my picture became the center around which a number of other pictures found their rightful place! And so the "awkward" wall was converted into the "family wall" and was a delight to bump into!
Another not so expensive yet dramatic way to dress up a wall would be to actually dress it up with a piece of attractive fabric....yeah, pretty fabric can be framed too and hung up to dramatically transform blankness into something rich and vibrant...do make sure that the fabric you choose blends well with the decor of the room. In this way you need not have to deal with paints or messy wall paper glue. All that you would need is a good framing shop ...a nail here and there and once hung up you would just love to look in that direction.
A teenager's room can be made fun with a Graffiti wall. And this is something you could get your kids to do on a lazy Sunday.
Here in Gujarat on a trip to the rural areas I was excited to see the bright colours being used in the traditional houses, but what really caught my eye was the clay modelled walls made so artistically with mirrors and limestone and terracotta wash .Very earthy and attractive. Similarly in Maharashtra the tribal folk art called Warli can bring any wall alive!
There's lots you could do even on a low budget. Just tap the natural resources of your brain and see the creativity flow! Make a wall the canvas of your mind art!