Cracks in your home – on bare walls or bathroom tiles – are more commonplace than you think. They creep up overnight and leave an unpleasant impression on the on-looker. But there’s good news. With a little bit of creative intervention and DIY fixes, you can have a crack at fixing lines and perhaps even enjoy the subtle art of fixing gaping cracks like a pro.
So if you’re wondering about how to hide cracks in walls, keep reading.
Tip 1: Assess the Damage: Structural or Hairline
The first step is to assess the type of crack you’re facing. Structural damage is typically larger and wider than 1.5 inches and tends to stay put despite numerous attempts at repairs. A hairline crack, on the other hand, is more common and usually tends to appear near doors and windows.
Tip 2: Picture, Picture on the Wall!
One of the smartest ways to hide a crack is by adding visual aids of different kinds. It could be pop art posters, family pictures, minimalistic art, or anything that catches your fancy. As long as it looks pretty on the wall and ties with the overall design scheme, you’re sorted!
Tip 3: Wallpapers for a Quick Fix
A perfect fix for those “peeled off paint patches,” wallpapers offer immediate visual relief. Additionally, they also add plenty of character to the space. Whether you’re going for a relaxed vibe or a bold statement, you can get anything you want with the wide variety of wallpaper options available today.
Tip 4: Wall Decals FTW
Probably the most innovative option of the lot, wall decals do the “hiding” trick neatly. In addition, you have greater flexibility in terms of the design and layout so that there’s no spot left unattended. For an artsy look-and-feel, you could choose a branching tree or go for geometric patterns that speak volumes about your design sensibilities and add plenty of texture to unidimensional walls.
Tip 5: Go the Dream-catcher or Tapestry Way
If you’re a big fan of Etsy, you’ll be familiar with the concept of “dream catchers.” Beautifully-made with beads, feathers or even leather, dream catchers are a perfect addition to any space that’s cracking up. What’s more, you can find plenty of DIY tips for making one. It’s fun to make and easy on the pocket too – talk about a double celebration!
Tip 6: Furlenco Furniture all the Way
An ideal choice for those wall cracks that sit low, opt for Furlenco’s living room furniture – like the Vive Five-seater Living Room. There are diverse options to choose from in terms of the style, colour and patterns – right from a sofa-cum-bed and a Barca lounger to a low-seating floor solution and a dining table, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Trust us when we say that hiding cracks are not all that it’s cracked up to be (pun intended). For tiny cracks, you could just repaint on it and say goodbye to those lines forever!
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