Ways to create a feature wall
Are you sick of staring at a room with empty or cold walls? Here are our top styling tips for decorating a wall you’ll love. Dress them up with these wall decor ideas!
Create a focal point
The wall you pick to emphasise should ideally be the space where your eye is first drawn when you enter into the room. The plain wall can become a commanding focal point after infusing it with style and warmth. Rightly placed wallpapers, frames, photos, collectibles of assorted sizes are a great way to add drama to your feature wall. Try to avoid walls with windows or doors, as they will detract viewer from the effect which you are trying to create.
Artwork is the best and easiest way to way to completely change the look. A wall can look attractive when photos, collectibles, frames are displayed artfully.
Print photographs, put them in basic frames and hang them at varying heights for an art gallery. You can make a customized design by using your family photos. For inexpensive wall decor, consider hanging a collection. Use shadow boxes or self-stick hooks to display your pieces.
Get creative with wallpaper
Using wallpaper on a feature wall is a fabulous way to create instant impact. Wallpaper creates an easy to way to showcase your love for bold or subtle prints on the wall.
Depending on the position of wall, the options for the wallpaper differ as well. Use a very big and bold print on a feature wall behind your bed or dining room table wall and then using a smaller print or lighter shade of paint on the adjacent walls. This will help to keep the room balance.
Layer patterns rightly
Find a pattern you love and mimic it in your wall decor. To make big impact, choose the largest pattern on feature wall to serve as a jumping-off point for other patterns, colours, and accessories.
Paint is the best and least expensive add interest to your wall. Play with different colours and texture while decorating your wall. If your walls are already painted with a lighter shade of colour, try a contrasting shade on the feature wall to give the space instant effect. If your room is already painted a bright hue, choose a complementary colour a few shades lighter or darker on the feature wall. Paint effects, like hand-drawn pictures, shapes (circles, squares etc.) are also easy to create and help to add a personal touch to the feature wall.
Giving texture to walls is also a great way to change the look.
Highlight your existing furniture
Properly placed furniture will work wonders at helping to highlight your feature wall. In a bedroom, you might choose to paint the wall at the head of the bed while in the living room, it could be the wall the sofa runs along. Avoid covering the feature wall with too much furniture – the purpose of a feature wall is to draw the eyes towards a room’s best assets and design features without overwhelming the space.