Wall finishes play an important role in changing the appearance of the room. A room can be made to look larger or smaller, noisy or quite, formal or informal, light or dark, cluttered or empty, festive or serious, depending on the finish that is given to the walls. It is also important to give an easily cleaned and hygienic surface. It is easy to bring various colours, patterns, textures and light inside the interior using various types of wall finishes. Wall finishes can be classified into structural and applied wall finishes. Structural wall finishes are the finishes that are given to the walls while the construction of the building is on. Examples for structural wall finishes are brick finish, cement plastered finish, tiled finish, stone finish with granite, marble, black stone, etc., rubble finish etc. Applied wall finishes are those, which are applied to the structural unfinished walls. Examples for applied wall finishes are lime and colour wash, paints, wall paper, fabric wall covering, wood paneling, glass wall covering, metal wall covering, leather wall covering etc.
It is possible to introduce more than one type of wall covering into a room and colours, designs or materials can be used for focal points to add interest.
Sunlight has a cheerful and happy effect on everybody in the home. House should be built in such a way as to admit maximum sunlight. Sunlight is also germicidal in action. Other than electricity, gas light, candle and oil lamps can be used. The amount of light from these sources prove to be sufficient. Electric lamps are powerful and lessen the strain to the eye. Electric tubes are better than filament bulb. Careful choice and colour of light in a room adds to the decorative appearance of the home. Good lighting means providing an even diffused light throughout the rooms, as well as providing spot lighting for concentrated work.
Besides a central light in a room, local lighting as table lamps, dining table spot lamps, bedside lamp or work spot light near stove etc. are needed. There are many decorative lampshades available in the market. The lampshades should not collect dust. Adequate lighting helps in reducing eyestrain and provides more comfortable working conditions. Lighting in all parts of the house is considered to be essential, for the sake of convenience and safety.
Accessories are small art objects, which are used in completing the interior decoration. It contributes much to the loveable and comfortable atmosphere of a room. They enhance the beauty of the room. They serve as means of self-expression, originality and personality of the homemaker. Accessories may be classified as functional or decorative. Paper weight, timepiece, pin tray, penholder etc. are functional. Carvings, pictures, ornamental objects, flower arrangement etc. are decorative. Some other accessories are books, gifts, candle stick, book ends, strip covers, shells, wall hanging, feathers, stones, twigs, beads, metal objects etc. Likewise you can have a list of other accessories you have come across.