Feature walls are a fantastic way of adding colour and personality into a room. There are many different mediums that can be used to create the feature including paint, wall paper, decals and many more. A feature wall can be the focal point of the room or help enhance the rooms best feature.
Paint can be used in many ways to create a feature wall. You could use a brighter or darker colour on one wall such as the wall behind a bed in the bed room. Splitting the wall into sections and using different colours in each section make an effective feature – you can make as many or as few sections depending on how detailed you want the wall to be. Painting the wall a block colour of the same colour as the rest of the room and then using a stencil to paint a pattern or picture onto the wall will add texture to a room.
Using a patterned wallpaper on one wall to create a feature is also effective. The pictures above show the possible ways it can be used. You could have a whole wall covered maybe behind the bed or one large wall. Or you could try only doing a section of wall to attract attention to the feature of a room. In this case the picture above shows the couch as the feature of the room and a patterned wallpaper has been used behind it to accentuate it.
There are many places to source wallpaper from:
- Most hardware stores such as Bunnings
- Home furnishing stores such as Guthrie Bowron
- Paint stores such as Resene now have their own ranges as well
And don’t forget the kids! Choose your child’s favorite movie, animal or hobbies and make a feature wall of it. You can paint it yourself, buy a stick on removable mural or a patterned wallpaper: