Fabric cladding on the wall is a good option to add that spunk factor to your room. Rich brocade in silk, or large motifs, in a design of your choice, can lend a room a distinctive character. Other elements can be coordinated accordingly.
It is generally recommended that you laminate the fabric with foam to increase its durability.
Using materials like copper sheets is another splendid way of dressing up your walls. Cover an entire door in copper to make it look mysterious or use copper sheets in varied sizes to create a collage of sorts.
Copper sheets should be available at your local hardware store; if not, then the store can generally get them made according to your requirements.
A cheaper and much easier option is wallpaper. With international brands like Marshalls in the Indian market, there is plenty from which to choose. If budget is not a constraint for you, you can even get wallpapers that soundproof your rooms.
You can go crazy with the styles. There are stripes, brocades , copper finishes, gold finishes—the patterns can be as unlimited as your imagination.
Ashiesh Shah, architect