How to create a feature wall

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How to create a feature wall

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A feature wall is a good way to add some interest and personality to your space. We have some great tips for creating a feature wall that will catch your eye when you enter the room.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Choose your feature wall
2 Choose the right colour for your wall
3 Test different colours with charts and paint chips
4 Add some drama with wallpaper
5 Choose your wallpaper for the right effect
6 Make a feature using alternative materials
  • Step 1. Choose your feature wall

    The wall you choose needs to be large enough to take the colour or the effect that you’ve chosen. It could be a backdrop to shelving or artwork, a chimney breast or alcove. Try to avoid walls that have a large door or window as they take away the focal point of the feature.
  • Step 2. Choose the right colour for your wall

    When choosing a feature wall colour, consider the rest of the room and the impact you want to have on the space. You could choose a favourite colour or pick something else in the room that you love and complement it that way.
  • Step 3. Test different colours with charts and paint chips

    It’s a great idea to pick up some colour charts and paint chips from the store or have a look at the sample wallpaper on display. Paint is a great, cost effective way to instantly add a lift to a room.

  • Step 4. Add some drama with wallpaper

    Wallpaper can add a dramatic effect to your room, so you want to make the right choice.  You can easily test the effect by choosing a paint of a similar colour and painting the wall first.  If you like it then go ahead with the paper.
  • Step 5. Choose your wallpaper for the right effect

    There are a lot of great patterns and bold colours and textures available in wallpaper that can really make a statement in a room. But your feature wall doesn’t always need to be bold. You can try neutral tones with a textured finish to add interest.
  • Step 6. Make a feature using alternative materials

    There are a lot of great alternatives to paint such as patterned paper, timber, brick, pressed metal. These will all create a dynamic feature wall that adds real personality and interest to your space.

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