Long gone are the days when the only alternative to painting a wall was to use wallpaper!
Obviously, tiling is one option and necessary in rooms that come into direct contact with water, but unlike painting, wallpapering or tiling is not something that a novice DIY-er should undertake.
Paint will add colour into a room, and as long as you have a steady hand for edging, then applying it is fairly straightforward. However, if the walls’ surface is uneven or needs cracks filing before the painting can commence, the overall time to decorate the room soon mounts up! Hairline cracks all too often appear, even on a freshly plastered wall and no amount of paint can disguise them!