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6 ideas for feature walls

WordsMegan Lambert


Love them or loathe them, we’re here to make a case for the feature wall. Whether you’re doing a mini makeover, looking for a way to add a pop of colour or trying to define a space in a room, there’s no denying that feature walls serve an important decor purpose. So, if you’re thinking about creating a feature wall in your home, take a read of these 6 feature wall ideas before you get decorating.

Feature wall idea: colour blocking 

Feature walls are a great way to add a pop of colour or demarcate a space, particularly in open-plan apartments with multi-purpose rooms. Carve out an office nook, make a feature in your bedroom, or establish a dining area. Don’t limit yourself to four walls. When it comes to colour blocking, consider painting your ceiling or even your floorboards. If you’re looking for creative color blocking ideas to liven up your space, check out these 6 modern dado and picture rail ideas and why you should paint or wallpaper your ceiling.

Feature wall idea: painted wall mural

Whether you're artistically talented or not (you'd be amazed what some cleverly applied masking tape can do), creating a feature wall by painting your own wall mural is a great way to get your creative juices flowing—or just use up leftover paint. It doesn't have to be as colorful as @jens_den09, but it's a great place to start. Find out how to create a wall mural on a budget for yourself.

Feature wall idea: wood panelling 

Another way to create a feature wall using texture is to opt for wood panelling. Whether you're painting your panelling or keeping it natural, this look adds coziness to a space—perfect in a bedroom or adding softness in a bathroom. Not sure how to go about it? Fear not, we've got tips and tricks on how to do DIY wall panelling to suit every budget.