From bold colours to wallpaper, and TV mounts to funky panels, a feature wall can really make a focal point in your home and bring some personality to your walls, no matter what your budget is.
Whether you’re thinking about wallpaper, paint, panelling or even stone, the possibilities are endless when it comes to feature walls.
We’ve explored the current popular trends and pulled together a range of feature wall ideas to help inspire your next interior design project. So if you’re torn between panelling and wallpaper, read on for inspiration to see what would really look best in your home.
Quirky wallpaper feature wall ideas
Check out this quirky nature feature wall from one of our members, Sean Saunders of Sean Saunders Painting & Decorating.
There are so many different looks you can go for when it comes to wallpaper feature walls. With a wide range of colours, patterns and designs, you’d be surprised at how easily you can change the look and feel of a room.
Try using a bold pattern of wallpaper on one wall for depth and the wow factor and tie in the colour scheme of the rest of the room to one of the colours from the pattern, like in this example.
Living room feature wall ideas
Let’s ignore the television for now on this idea, but do focus on the pastel colour. Clean, soothing and relaxing. Smart storage above; nice colour coordination of the vases. This is a nice, clean example.
A space for entertaining and unwinding, the living room is where your guests will likely spend the most time.
Your feature wall doesn’t need to be flat. In fact, using panelling, wood, shelving or brick can create a truly unique finish.
Panel your living room feature wall
Smaller living rooms will look incredible with a single feature wall painted in a bold colour. But why stop there? Panel it too. In this front room, they’ve panelled halfway up the wall, but you could go full height and width with squares or diamonds.
Why not add warmth to your living room with a gallery feature wall, including pictures of your family or from holidays?
Bedroom feature wall ideas
This bedroom is smart, classy and modern. It’s a mesmerising patterned feature wall which brings edge to the room. Although embracing dark colours, it’s anything but. The pattern of the feature with the light furnishings pair up effortlessly.
Most bedroom feature wall ideas will focus on making this space feel calm and soothing, but that doesn’t mean sacrificing on design.
Using neutral tones will help to make your bedroom a tranquil place whilst adding a feature wall in pastel or muted colours can help to upgrade the space.
For an eye-catching feature wall, consider adding an elegant mural.
Kitchen painted feature wall ideas
Check out this kitchen feature wall idea. The panelling is a really nice touch but is a little more challenging if you were to attempt this yourself than say a wallpapered feature. Let’s focus on the paint for now.
Dark colours are perfect to add drama to an otherwise plain home. Using bright colours can help you feel energised, especially when combined with soft furnishings in the same or similar shades.
If you prefer your home to be peaceful, and for bedrooms in particular, neutral colours are soothing and relaxing. Why not paint three walls white, and your feature wall grey or dusky pink?
If you’re interested in the panelling, do check out our panelling cost guide on how to get this done.
Family room feature wall ideas
A space for the whole family to socialise and relax, this living room is beautifully finished in greys and neutral colours. This creates a calm space with comfortable seating.
The feature wall here is made from stone and really has the wow factor. From floor to ceiling, this feature wall even has a low fire for warmth.
Minimalist bedroom feature wall ideas
Minimalism is a trend that’s here to stay. This bedroom is a fantastic example of how minimalism can help to make a chilled-out space.
The feature wall in this picture is made from wooden planks and white paint. It is incredibly unique and helps complement the wooden flooring. The grey of the bedding also blends with the natural wooden wall.
Chimney breast feature wall ideas
Not every feature wall needs to be bold and dazzling. In this home, neutral whites and creams are used throughout the living room to make the space feel clean and airy. Add into this the roaring fireplace, giving the room extra warmth and comfort.
Adding a chimney breast to your home can elevate your living space. Imagine crackling fires on chilly evenings. Use the following chimney breast feature wall ideas to create your dream home:
- Use natural textures like brick, wood or tiles to create a rustic, natural space.
- Combine your chimney breast and fireplace with light walls and a traditional surround to highlight this stunning, warm feature.
- Build a mantelpiece over your fireplace to upgrade its aesthetics and add extra space for displaying ornaments.
Monochromatic painted feature wall ideas
Another example of a feature wall not being brightly coloured or patterned is in this image. Black paint has been used to create a dramatic, elegant effect.
The key word here is context, black walls may look dark and depressing on their own, but paired with bright, white furniture and light wood it creates a sophisticated contrast.
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