Evaluating the previous work is an important part of developing new hardware efficient methods for theimplementation of DWT through Lifting schemes. The aim of this paper is to give a review of VLSI architectures for efficient hardware implementation of wavelet lifting schemes. The inherent in place computation of lifting scheme has many advantages over conventional convolution based DWT. The architectures are represented in terms of parallel filter, row column, folded, flipping and recursive structures. The methods for scanning of images are the line-based and the block-based and their characteristics for the given application are given. The various architectures are analyzed in terms of hardware and timing complexity involved with the given size of input image and required levels of decomposition. This study is useful for deriving an efficient method for improving the speed and hardware complexities of existing architectures and to design a new hardware implementation of multilevel DWT using lifting schemes.