Feature walls are a great way to add character and personality to your home or office. They can change a drab, dull wall into something special and unique as well as being a great talking piece for when guests visit. Here’s how you can create your own feature wall.
Choose the wall
It might sound obvious, but choosing the right wall is important. If you have a rather busy side of your lounge full of ornaments and furniture, you’ll probably want to avoid using walls around this side. Feature walls often work best on walls that don’t have much going on, or one focal feature such as a bed or sofa against them.
Plan your design around your room
Think of a design or pattern that will compliment the existing room well. For example, think about colours that will work well together and themes that will suit your current décor. Remember to do your research and find a few examples that you like the look of, or you could even make a mood board on Pinterest so that you know what supplies you’re looking for.
Think about what medium you want to use
Next, you need to think about what type of medium you will be using on the wall. Do you want to use flocked wallpaper to create a texture sensation? Or do you want to use paint pens to carefully carve out a beautiful design that shows off your creativity?
Depending on the texture and condition of the wall already, you might want to replaster or at least repaint your wall so that it’s a blank canvas, as this will give you more leeway when getting creative later on.
Are you hiring a professional or doing it yourself?
Before you delve into it yourself, consider whether there’s any artists in the area that you like the look of their work. You may be able to commission them to paint your feature wall and create a one-off unique design that you’ll never grow tired of.
If you want to give it a try yourself, but are worried about messing it up, use a pencil and lightly outline your design first. You can also use a projector to project your design onto the wall and follow – just be sure not to knock it as this could move the projection slightly and be harder to line up if you plan on painting your wall over a series of days.
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