Surprising Textured Walls

Creating a statement wall in your home adds a lovely focus to any room. Adding texture to it makes it even more fun and creates another layer. I have sourced some beautiful examples of textured walls from gently worn to cement finishes and everything in between.

Stripped paint

This paint technique takes textured walls to the next level by revealing color layers. It gives a sense of old world charm and adds lots of character to the settings as the perfect backdrop. buzzfeed Pinterest


Havana inspired

Having a wall with layers deliberately stripped away reminds me of the beautiful walls you see in Havana. It’s like the walls have a story to tell and I love that. sfgirlbybay carlaaston


Distressed cement finishes

Cement finishes are still all the rage and these walls have added texture to them that emphasizes the industrial look by giving it a lived-in feel. trend-daily tinekhome


Seamless cement

The added wavy lines above the headboard adds movement to the wall and makes it less stark. This is such a good example of how wall to floor finishes can work very well combined with the right furniture and accessories. tinekhome


Beautiful bamboo

This wallpaper adds visual texture to the wall. It’s got a lovely warm and inviting feeling to it and works perfectly well with the eclectic decor in this bedroom. mydomaine


Wood cladding

This is far from a new concept but how refreshing is the block paneling on the right? It’s a lovely modern take on the normal plank cladding and creates beautiful lines with the elevation of some of the blocks. It almost has a retro feel of the 70’s to it. homedzine caymandriftwood


Another brick in the wall

Exposed bricks are lovely and a sure winner in almost any space. I love the way the awkward shape of the wall is emphasized by the stark white surrounding the brick wall – it’s very quirky! thedesignerpadwalls7

Bling bling

Metallic wallpapers have been popping up all over the decor show and they’re not just for glamorous hotel foyers any longer. On the right is a marbled wallpaper with a very interesting texture and on the left a teal and gold one that has a Moroccan feel with a twist. zsazsabellagio design-milk


tangible texture

I have installed a wall with textured wallpaper from Builders Warehouse in my home, similar to the one on the left and I simply love it. It was painted the same colour grey as the surrounding walls so is just a subtle texture when the light hits it. The texture on the right is made up of printed tin roof plates that are also a firm favorite of mine. I think it would look great in a kitchen. celebratingeverydaylife anthropologie


I hope these images inspired you to look at your walls differently and set the mood for our month of textures here at Homeology.

Happy styling,


Sensational Cement

This trend was a natural progression from the grey tones and industrial look from last year.

The combination of cement and wood in furniture is one of my personal favorites and now you can incorporate cement into your home easily with one of these inspiring ideas.

From paint to wallpaper and accessories, you are bound to find something you love.

Cement bath

This look can easily be created if you have a built in bath that’s currently tiled like in most homes. The subtle distressed texture of the cement adds texture and combining it with a patterned tile and feminine accessories you are sure to be right on trend. This proves that the cement look does not have to be industrial and cold.



Combining wood and cement adds warmth to this open plan kitchen. Wouldn’t you just love to toss a salad in this space?



This look can easily be achieved by using cement wallpaper as a focal wall. We will introduce you to a very clever local designer that’s done just that!


Cement floors

Having a cement floor adds depth to a space and the subtle texture makes it come to live. Choose between a matte or gloss finish to suit your personal taste and style.


Pool side

The soft grey of this contemporary pool blends in beautifully with the landscape.


Cosy fireplace

The built in wood storage combined with the cement finish is absolutely lovely and practical! If you don’t like spiders rather go for a beautiful wooden side table like the picture on the right.


Furniture combining wood and cement

I absolutely adore this side table. The retro legs with the cement bowl top is simply stunning. The concrete handles would be a nice touch to any kitchen cupboard.



If you are not ready to go big with cement as a permanent feature try to include little touches like this vase with copper leave detail or these clever DIY lamp shades.


Sweet little darlings

This would make such a great gift! Cement candle holders with a geometric pattern. Have a look at the geometric trend Germarie covered with lots of inspirational pictures.


Let’s shop!

Here are a few items sourced from local shops and designers to satisfy your cement craving.


1. Cement wallpaper collection from Cape Town based designer Robin Sprong – surface designer

2. Edged cement vase from Weylandts

3. Color blocked cement planter from Mr Price Home

4. Round cement vase from Weylandts

5. Hurricane lamp from Mr Price Home

6. Cement tile ‘Uptown Silver’ 600 x 600 from Italtile

Happy styling,