In case you haven’t noticed, feature walls are making a comeback, slowly but surely. With less white walls filling our social media feeds, there’s plenty more colour and texture creeping into our lives (and our homes).
Back in the day, a feature wall would typically be a solid colour or a particular paint wash but now there are all different kinds of ways to amp up your walls – and more importantly something to suit all budgets.
6 Ways to Create a Feature Wall
1. Paint, obvs
One of the quickest ways to turn any wall into a feature wall is with paint! Throw caution to the wind and go for a dark moody tone – a rich navy blue or deep teal green. Alternatively, play it safe with a smoky grey to keep your room neutral, light and bright.
I solemnly believe there will always be a place for wallpaper when talking feature walls. Big glorious floral prints will forever be a favourite…
Oh, sweet Hamptons, this trend has a lot to answer for. Wainscotting is where moulding is added to the lower part of a wall and painted. It adds an instantly luxurious touch to any wall, and you might be surprised just how easy this is to do yourself too. All we need is a bit of careful prep and planning).
4. Easy Craft panelling
Easy Craft Panels have sky-rocketed in popularity the past 12 months and it’s easy to see why. They look AMAZING, they’re relatively inexpensive and the process of transforming a wall using these panels isn’t too painful, even for beginner DIYers.
5. Non-permanent feature walls
If you’re renting, don’t think you can’t put your own stamp on your walls because you CAN! You too can have a feature wall, you just need to be a little more careful about it. Vinyl wallpapers are a brilliant solution for renters or those looking for something not so permanent.
6. Get fancy with paint
Want to take your paint a step further? Check out this geometric design paint art. It turns an average wall into a wow wall, that’s for sure!
So there you have it, inspo for your feature walls sorted! What other DIY projects are you tackling in the New Year? We’d love to hear!