Wall Texture Design Ideas to Level Up Your Home Aesthetic

Want to get your dull walls some texture but lacking ideas? Here are some curated designs to help inspire your wall makeover.

Wall Texture Design Ideas to Level Up Your Home Aesthetic

Know what’s better than plain walls? Beautifully painted walls. And what’s better than beautifully painted walls? Textured Walls! 

Wall Textures create unique visual interest and help form an interesting aesthetic for your home. Here are some wall texture design ideas for your home.

Hall Wall Texture Design

Vertical Shiplap

white vertical shiplap wall texture
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Vertical Shiplap is a clean and modern wall texture design, it can make your walls appear taller. This pinstripe design can be easily replicated on your walls with Shiplap boards in a few hours. Shiplap boards are typically made of wood, but now they are available in various materials like vinyl and fiber cement.

Board and Batten

Board and Batten wall texture
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The Board and Batten texture design style uses wooden boards and thin strips aka Batten to create a panel effect on walls. This gives your walls a classy and sophisticated look. The Batten on the board can be used to form various geometric shapes on your walls.

Grasscloth Wallpaper

Grasscloth wallpaper
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Grasscloth wallpapers are available in various colors and designs. They are usually made of natural fibers, and the fact that it is handwoven makes them twice as costly (if not more) than traditional wallpapers. This adds a natural and elegant texture to your walls.

Bedroom Wall Texture Design

Venetian Plaster

Venetian Plaster wall texture

The Venetian plaster texture on walls is obtained by skillfully applying multiple layers of decorative plaster, this gives a natural stone-like finish. This texture is luxurious, smooth, and polished. It can also be called the most durable texture type out of all the textures applied to the walls.

Linen Weave

linen weave wallpaper
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This texture replicates the woven texture of linen fabric by mimicking the raised pattern either through the use of textured paint or textured wallpaper. This texture gives your wall a clean and elegant appearance, this makes the room appear peaceful which is perfect for relaxing.

Board and Batten Accent Wall

board and batten accent wall
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We already talked about Board and Batten, the only change here is the function. In a bedroom, using a wall with Board and Batten texture as an accent wall (placed behind the bed) changes things up. It adds visual interest but keeps it from being excessive to create a cozy feel in your bedroom.

Kitchen Wall Texture Design

Subway Tile Backsplash

Subway Tile Backsplash texture

The Subway tile Backsplash texture effect for walls is extremely popular in kitchens, it adds visual interest to the otherwise dull kitchen walls. It is a classic choice because of how easy it is to clean and maintain, this is a very necessary feature for kitchens.

Brick Wallpaper

Brick textured Wallpaper

Exposed brick walls have a charm of their own, but it is not always practical and sometimes- affordable, to have one. This is where brick-textured wallpaper comes in, it gives your kitchen that rustic texture while being both- affordable and practical.

Exposed Concrete

Exposed Concrete texture walls

Exposed concrete walls are raw and modern, they impart an industrial look to your kitchen. Concrete is highly durable and easy to clean, which makes it perfect for a high-traffic area like the kitchen. This combined with granite and steel will make your kitchen ultra modernistic.

Bathroom Wall Texture Design

Stacked Stone

stacked stone texture wall in bathroom

A Stacked Stone texture design is perfect for showers and bathrooms. They are usually made using natural stone veneer, which gives your bathroom a relaxing spa-like feel. Light-colored stones work best for stacked stone texture bathroom walls, as they make the room look larger and brighter.


Beadboard wall in bathroom

Beadboard is a highly versatile paneling style that makes use of narrow planks, it adds a subtle texture that complements most bathroom styles. What makes it suitable for bathrooms is its ease of cleaning and maintenance, especially in high-moisture areas.

Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Mosaic Tile Backsplash
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The design possibilities with mosaic tiles are near endless thanks to the various colors, patterns, and textures they are available in. They are durable, versatile, and perfect for wet environments like bathrooms.

Exterior Wall Texture Design


exterior stucco textured wall
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Stucco is a popular exterior texture choice due to its high durability, weather resistance, and insulating properties. It is also fire resistant and can be textured in various ways to obtain different feels like rough and soft depending on the application technique.

Stone Veneer

Stone Veneer for home exteriors
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Stone Veneer gives your home the look and feel of full stone walls without having to use full stone to construct the walls. It is highly durable, adds to a rustic and natural aesthetic, and massively increases the curb appeal of your home.

Metal Siding

Exterior Metal Siding
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The metal siding texture design uses metal boards and/or strips to clad the home exteriors, this gives your home a modern and sleek look. Aluminum, Steel, and Zinc are commonly used for this due to their durability and resistance to extreme weather conditions.

All of these make for amazing texture design options for your home, but consider the overall style of your home before deciding on the texture for your walls. Choose textures not just for their aesthetics but for their functionality as well. Consult an interior designer when in doubt.