Pocket-friendly POP wall designs

The aesthetics of a home or office are defined by all the design elements coming together in a conducive and free-flowing manner. Walls, floor, soft and hard furnishing, colour, textures, each of these elements plays an important role. 

In this article, we will be exploring wall designs. The choice of décor element depends on the end-user. Wallpaper and paints are the most commonly used mediums for walls. If you are looking for affordable wall highlight ideas, you might find this article on wall highlight on a budget useful.

Let’s talk POP!

Plaster of Paris, commonly known as POP is a quick-setting gypsum plaster that solidifies on coming in contact with water and when dried sets to a permanent shape. POP is regularly used in interior decoration and its most common applications are as false ceilings and wall designs. 

POP wall designs add interest to plain walls and make them more appealing. The intricacy of the design depends on your budget and availability of time. 

Since POP is flexible in nature, it is easier to work with. 

The Cost Factor

In India, good quality Plaster of Paris can cost between Rs. 70-75 per square foot. The overall cost of the project depends on a lot of factors, mainly – 

  • Total area being covered – the more the area, the higher would be the cost.
  • Complexity of pattern – simple patterns require less time, effort, and material, thereby being cheaper than intricate designs. 
  • Material quality – overall cost depends on the material. Poorer quality material would be cheaper, but may not be long-lasting and appealing in finish. 
  • Timelines – if you are in a hurry, labour costs might increase. 

Advantages of POP

  • POP is a versatile and flexible material. 
  • It is durable and not prone to cracking. 
  • It hardens up quickly.
  • It has a smooth and shining surface.


  • It is not advisable to use POP in moisture-prone areas.
  • It is pricier when compared to cement or cement lime plaster. 
  • Skilled labour is required; hence labour costs are higher.
  • Since it does not dissolve in water easily, it is not recommended to be used as an exterior finish. 

POP wall designs can be easily used in living rooms, hallways, bedrooms, dining rooms, and even study rooms. They can be customised according to your preference. The moulds and trims can be simple or intricate depending on the overall theme of the house and your taste.

Here we list a few pocket-friendly POP wall designs.

Floral Patterns Never Go Out Of Style

POP floral patterns and trims are a simple and elegant way of enhancing appeal. Depending on your budget, you can get POP wall designs on all the walls of a room or on a feature wall. 

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In this Victorian-style house, the wall moulding accentuates elegance and style. 

The designs can be simple or intricate as in the one below.

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Basic Lines are cool!

If you are not fond of floral patterns, you can opt for basic lines. One can never go wrong with lines. Basic line design works well in any room of the house. It is not just appealing; it is also cost-effective and easy to maintain.  

This simple rectangular design with projecting outlines and well-defined corners makes for a beautiful finish.

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Minimalism is not just a way of life!

Another design we would recommend is an extension of the line design. However, here the lines are not embossed. 

If you lead a minimalistic lifestyle, we can tailor the walls to reflect the same! 

This minimalistic design does not scream for attention, and yet, it strikes an ever-lasting impression.

Image credit – Max Rahubovskiy/ Pexels

This minimalistic pattern has a contemporary appearance. But that doesn’t stop it from being used in a traditional setting. 

Why have a plain wall, when you can have PANELS? 

If you are looking for a minimalistic design, but with stylish elements, we would recommend creating wall panels. The wall panels can be customised to create a “you” statement as it can incorporate the pattern, colour, and designs you like.

Image credit – Max Rahubovskiy/ Pexels

Play with Textures

Adding textures is an easier and more interesting way of incorporating beauty in wall designs. 

Textured POP wall designs are gaining popularity as they are easy to maintain and affordable. They add character to the room and can immediately transform a plain room into one brimming with vibrancy.

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Abstract patterns and geometric designs can be used on walls to either create an accent wall or cover all the walls. Depending on your style, the patterns can be homogenous or complementary to each other. 

Rectangles are FUN too!

Rectangular symmetrical patterns are easy to create and lend a unique grace and charm to the room. This kind of pattern would fit well in a bedroom. 

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POP wall designs are a perfect way of bringing your creativity to life. Depending on your style and preference you can opt for Victorian, abstract, minimalistic, traditional, or even modern.

Book a free consultation with us if you wish to incorporate these design elements into your home. We would love to hear from you!

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