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How to finish a feature wall

Feature walls have evolved considerably since their days as the hot, new thing back in the early 2000’s. Rather than just being licked with a daring coat of paint, today’s feature wall is covered in barn board or wrapped in paper. They are more than just a backdrop for the furniture in the room, but rather a piece of art all on their own.

Now, before we get on with gawking at these absolutely gorgeous interiors, we want to address a very commonly asked question: how do you decide which wall is the feature wall? This answer to this is simple. Your feature wall is the one that frames the hero in the room aka the wall that draws the eye.

In a bedroom, that would be the wall against which you bed is placed. In a living room, that might be the wall with the fireplace. However, try not to choose a wall that is broken up by windows.

Now onto some of our favourite feature walls …

The Wallpapered Feature Wall

Black and White Contrast

The black on black pattern paired with the rest of the room’s all white decor add an edge to this otherwise textbook Scandi style space.

Go for the Gold

While some people might say that wallpaper has no place in the bathroom, we honestly can’t think of a more perfect place for this particular choice. The look here is relaxing, elegent and undeniably rich.

 Baby’s Room Bliss

Babies’ rooms and wallpaper were positively meant to go together. This dreamy dove gray and cloud patterned paper helps to create a sweet, restful atmosphere without appearing overly childish. Of course the pops of pink in the room really set this whole thing off. Beautifully done!

The Wood Feature Wall

Mini Feature Big Impact

This is a bit more of a feature nook than a feature wall. But the impact is just as big. We would have a hard time concentrating on whatever happened to be on TV with this beautiful reclaimed wood feature wall to look at.

Moody Blue

The intensely chic navy-blue painted wall completely removes the need for a headboard in this minimally-decorated bedroom.

Paneled Perfection

What we love about this feature wall is that it’s essentially just a white wall. However, the wood paneling adds undeniable texture. This is a very interesting look that we don’t see very often.

The Painted Feature Wall

Putting the GEO in Gorgeous

feature wall

Source: Eliza-Rose

Geometric shapes are still a hot trend in home décor, and this meticulously painted wall really takes it to the next level.

Fin-tastic Finish!

Believe it or not this wall was all done with paint and a stencil. It’s a layered ombre and metallic effect with the fish scales stenciled on top. Of course we realize that this look isn’t for everyone…but then again, what look is?

Whether you use paint, wallpaper, wood, cement, or anything else, make it your own and enjoy your handiwork once it’s done … until it’s time to change it all over again!



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