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Feature walls are far from a new idea when it comes to interior design but nevertheless continue to enjoy immense popularity. Feature walls add a little extra something to a space; a way of doing something different without the risk of overwhelming an entire room.
However, feature walls can also be a little… samey. Many feature walls use one of two mediums in other to achieve “feature” status; a paint colour that differs from the other walls, or patterned wallpaper – both of which are nice, but can become a little repetitive. If you’re looking to add a feature wall to one of the rooms in your home and want to try something different, here are a few ideas you may want to consider…
#1 – Use interior wall cladding
If you’re looking for a feature wall that is both aesthetically pleasing and relatively simple to put into place, interior cladding could well be the right choice for you. While cladding is most commonly associated with building exteriors, there are a number of types of decorative interior cladding that work perfectly indoors and can allow you to quickly establish a beautiful, low-maintenance feature wall with ease.
#2 – Create a wall of frames
When most people think of feature walls, they imagine changing the wall itself – but this isn’t always necessary. For a simple, effective feature wall that doesn’t require much in the way of DIY, opt to create a feature wall using multiple framed photographs or artwork. It’s usually best to choose frames of different sizes and shapes, which can then be arranged on the wall in a pattern that is unique to your home.
#3 – Go green with a living wall
A living wall is a wall that includes plants, shrubs, and other greenery. The greenery can cover the entire wall or just a small section; you can tailor the design to suit your specific preferences. While living walls are something of a left-field suggestion for a feature wall, they do neatly tie into the modern understanding of the benefits of bringing the outdoors indoors, so if you’re green-fingered, a living wall is definitely worth considering.
#4 – Experiment with wall decals
Once upon a time, if a homeowner wanted to include an image or text on a wall, they had to paint it on themselves – but thankfully, those days are far behind us. Decals can be used to create artistic scenes, text quotes, and much more besides with relative ease; all you need to do is ensure the wall is clean, apply the decal carefully, and then smooth into place. What’s more, decals can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose; you can start with a small sticker and see how you like it, or go for a huge decal that covers the entire wall right from the off – whatever you prefer, there’s sure to be a decal that will work for you.
In conclusion, feature walls don’t just have to be paint or wallpaper. For a more innovative approach to feature wall design, give one of the ideas above a try.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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