Hard to ignore, feature walls are a wonderful way to add drama and depth to any room as these 10 unmissable examples show.
Feature walls are striking, providing a focal and talking point, or creating a unique backdrop to set the tone and atmosphere to a room.
There are many ways you can achieve such an effect and you don’t need to be particularly artistic yourself. Yes you could try your hand at painting a wall yourself, but if you’re not so creative but you still want a truly personalised and individual feature, then enlist the help of a professional to paint a mural for you. Or opt for a wallpaper, there are many companies that stock a number of amazing images and patterns to choose from, and being a wallpaper, they’re relatively easy to put up at home. They often have a great range of existing themes, or you can upload and use a personal photo of your own and order whatever size (height and width dimensions) you need.
Here are a few that caught our attention to get you thinking about what you could in your own home.
1. An eye catching piece of art.
This is a simple one – hang a huge piece of art in a dominant position so it frames the room and becomes a focal point.
2. Raw and industrial.
Use paint to make a bold statement, setting the tone and creating a unique look and feel to your room. If you’re not adept with a brush, find a professional painter or mural specialist who will do the job for you.
3. Evocative and intoxicating.
We love the use of the image here, the shades complement the look of the whole room whilst providing an intoxicating and alluring backdrop.
Source: Purple Area
5. Set the scene.
Use wall art to transport you to another time and place. As this room shows, pick a place you love, or somewhere you want to go and use wallpaper to make you feel like you’re already there.
6. Create an ambiance.
Love the idea of having a library at home but due to your i-pad, the days of owning books have long gone, then use a wallpaper to create the look.
7. Bring the outside in.
This is a great way to being a room alive and is a brilliant idea in spaces that haven’t got any windows to the outside world. You can literally breathe life into the room by bringing the outside in. It’s also very low maintenance for anyone who hasn’t got green fingers.
Source: Apartment Therapy
8. Brighten up a hallway.
Often overlooked spaces, add some drama and depth to hallways with a wonderful mural, it’s eye catching and looking at it carries you down the hall.
Source: Surface View
9. Add a sense of depth and intrigue.
This is a simple but incredibly effective way of giving small rooms the illusion of depth through the use of perspective wallpapers.
10. Give graffiti a go.
Release the inner Banksy in you, break out the spray cans, stencils and paint and let your artistic flair loose on your wall. If it doesn’t turn out ell, you can always resort to a coat of dar paint or wallpaper!
As you can see, feature walls can be fun, dramatic, intoxicating and surprising, and they’re often not only easy to do, but also an affordable way to add an instantly recognisable touch of individuality to your own home, often a lot cheaper than buying a piece of art.
For more ideas, check out the Feature Walls board on our Pinterest page.
Main image source: The New Black