Although the ubiquitous feature wall has long fallen out of favour, all hail its return!
A few years ago, it seemed anyone with a plain alcove or mantle wall was adding snazzy wallpaper to it. As fashions change, wallpaper soon shifted back from one wall to all four again.
However, I think a feature wall is such a fun creative way to style a room and try out new colours or designs on a small scale. It can also help define different zones e.g, the dining area of an open plan living space. Quite frankly, I am glad it’s back!
When choosing a wall to highlight, my advice is to ask yourself where the existing focal point is in the room and let the architecture guide you.
Not keen on wallpaper? Beautiful smooth marbled venetian plaster, rough slated wood or colourful Moroccan tiles all work perfectly. Though it could be as simple as painting one wall a punchy colour.
I am slightly obsessed with wall murals at the moment which unlike wallpaper, is one image that covers the whole wall, rather than a repeat pattern. Although some large scale wall murals are bold and theatrical, they can also add a sense of subtlety and texture.
These dreamy nature inspired watercolour murals by Barry Spence create such soothing ambience. They are wonderful for a peaceful zen living room or a calm relaxing bedroom.
For something bespoke, local Brighton artists Living wall murals create botanically inspired hand painted murals ranging from leafy bold shapes, to delicate fine floral foliage.
Feature walls add an instant ‘wow!’ allowing you to update your room without a big commitment and at relatively low cost. If you don’t like it, just paint over it!
Those looking for a summer project, look no further than a feature wall!
If you could like help with adding a pop of colour to your home, contact me here