Use a feature wall to decorate your home

8 Dec, 2021

Use a feature wall to decorate your home

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Every homeowner will consider how to decorate their property from time to time. Have you ever considered the option to use a feature wall in your décor? Here are some ideas and considerations on how to use a feature wall to best effect.

Ways to decorate and use a feature wall

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Use a feature wall to display favourite pictures, plants and artefacts to create a personal detail in your room

Photo by Charlotte May

There are so many design trends that can improve your home and give it that wow factor. Our home is our sanctuary and a place where we can be creative. Creating a focal point in your living room or dining room will not only bring these rooms to life but makes a great talking point for any guests that may come and stay.


If you have a boat load of treasured possessions but nowhere to display them then a shelving feature wall might be ideal for your space. But as mentioned in our article on how to improve your interior design, accessorise wisely. Try and consider the balance of the various objects in relation to each other when you arrange them on the shelves.

If you do opt for shelving, ensure that the size and height of the bookcases or shelves match the room’s proportions. Bookshelves that are too small could make the room look cluttered rather than creating a feature.


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Consider evocative wallpaper when you use a feature wall to bring warmth and interest to your room

Photo by  Tim Mossholder

The feature wall should ideally be the first wall that you see when you enter the room. If you want a quick and easy solution to your bland wall problem, then how about striking, patterned wallpaper that can have a very big impact on your space. There are so many different styles on the market, there is bound to be one that you fall in love with.

Keep the rest of the walls in your space neutral to make the feature wall really pop. If you are unsure about it then you can always opt for easy peel wallpaper which you can simply peel off after you are finished with it. Ideal for people that change their minds a lot or are renters.

Create a Gallery – Use a feature wall

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A gallery of your personal photos and pictures can be a perfect feature wall in your own home

Photo by Steven Ungermann

In recent years the gallery wall has become very popular and for good reason. It’s an easy way to create a focal point in any room that also tells a story of the people that live in the home. The great thing about it is that you can completely tailor it to your wants and likes. If, for example, you want to keep it elegant, opt for matching frames with minimalistic prints. You could add a tastefully modern 17×22 frame to contribute to this sleek aesthetic.

If you want to inject a bit of whimsy and eclecticism, then mismatch your frames. You can frame whatever you want. Dried flowers, drawings, and prints. You can also print out your own photographs and prints with your printer, and if you do run out of toner then head to TonerpartnerUK to replenish your ink cartridges, so you can finish your new gallery wall.

Start painting

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Good paint colour will help make your wall a feature of the room. Use a feature wall to add warmth

Using paint to create a feature wall is another cost-effective way to add interest and drama. You can either paint the wall one bold statement colour, opt for a popular wall arch design, or you can even attempt to paint a mural. There are so many different wall painting ideas out there – you are spoilt for choice.

Final thoughts on using a feature wall in your décor

As you can see, there are many ways to add some of your personality to your space without having to put a lot of effort into it. Creating a room feature by finding ways to use a feature wall is a great weekend project that is going to transform your home. By the way, you don’t have to stick to the living room or dining room. Think of creating feature walls in your hallways and bathrooms as well.


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