Feature walls are all on trend right now. They are a focal point which can provide you with a quick and low-cost way to make a big difference to a room. If you’re not sure where to start with your feature wall design, fear not. DM Design, specialists in bedroom furniture in Glasgow, offers their advice on getting it right…
Frame it right
You can create your feature wall on a budget and make it personal to you by using a variety of photo frames across a single wall. The key here is that the frames themselves are just as important as what goes in them. Decide what you want to frame, then you have the choice: choose the same size and arrange in an ordered fashion – or get mismatched frames and arrange them in a more haphazard way. Either way, your guest’s eyes will be drawn to the pictures on your wall.
Bring your wall to life
Bring the outside in and bring your room to life with fresh plants. The trend of bringing live plants into your home is becoming a prominent feature in the home. Alternatively, you can monopolise on this trend with a green, plant-based feature wall. This can be achieved through a printed wallpaper (think tropical leaves or wildflower prints) or add custom shelving to hold a selection of potted plants.
Create a wall mural with an oversized image
Whether you have a type of wallpaper that you just love, or a favourite photo, you can blow the image up for the feature wall. A photo-based wall mural can completely transform a room into something very personal.
Try wall stickers
A cheap and cheerful way to transform your wall is to utilise wall stickers. They can be applied directly to your wall to give you an almost instant feature wall – without any of the fuss. Wall stickers come in all varieties, from beautiful trees, words and mottos, to more quirky pieces. Wall stickers are also a great choice for children’s bedrooms, with playful designs available to please any child.
Stay away from dull colours
Sometimes a lick of paint makes all the difference. You want your wall to stand out so avoid dull colours and try painting one wall a bright and bold colour. It may be too much for a whole room, so a feature wall is the perfect solution. This works particularly well if the rest of the room is neutral, with subtle accents of that colour. This can be easily achieved with soft furnishings.