Everybody’s doing it, and for good reason, a feature wall can really add something special to any room in your home. But it’s not just about throwing a few colours on the wall, it’s about creating the centerpiece of a room, so think hard about what statement you want to make.

A feature wall is an inexpensive way to change the entire look of a room, and your choice of colours and textures will determine the mood that the room sets.

Looking for some creativity? Bright colours will add that little extra bit of thought and energy to your mind.

Need a place to relax? Softer tones and warmer colours will help you to unwind.

Here are some tips to get you started towards an amazing feature wall.

1. Skip the plain colours

You may shirk at the thought of trying something new and flamboyant, like stripes or checkboxes, but it may be exactly what you need. If you’re a little nervous to start your first feature wall, start with the same colour as your existing wall, but go a few shades darker.

While this may receive a comment or two from visitors, it really is not what a feature wall is supposed to do. So if you’re going to go in, go all the way, and head towards something with a bit more WOW factor.

2. Think about what’s in the room

You may think it’s a great idea to paint your feature wall the same colour as your throw rugs on the couch, but chances are that those same throw rugs will get thrown out eventually.

Your feature wall should be something that will stand the test of time, so try to have it compliment the entire room, while also giving thought to the mood that you want to invoke.

3. Which wall to paint?

Just because it’s the biggest wall in the room, doesn’t mean that it has to be the feature. The layout of your home will have a big influence as to which wall should be painted. If the architecture of the room already positions a wall as being dominant, then you should also use that as the feature wall.

This will of course likely be the wall which people naturally face in the room, such as where the television sits or the head of the bed.

4. Which room to paint?

Once you’ve painted your feature wall and it looks amazing, don’t get too excited. Placing a feature wall in every room will devalue the appeal. You wouldn’t place the same chandelier into every room,  so keep it a little special. Instead, play around with furniture, lighting, curtains and rugs to make each room in your home interesting.

5. The paint matters

With so many fantastic colours on the market, it can be confusing to find exactly what you need. There are so many colours to choose from, so make use of them! You’ll be able to customise colours to create your perfect design.

Take some brochures home and go through them, and ask all necessary questions to the paint professionals at the hardware store. They are there for a reason!

6. Study Up!

Go online, get on social media and look through some brochures. There are many ways to gain inspiration for your feature wall. Take as much time as you need to go through designs, colours and textures. Most importantly of all, make it fun.

Looking to have a feature wall painted professionally?
Give our friendly team of painters a call today on 0450 743 734. We would love to talk to you about your designs and create an amazing feature wall for your home. Our painters in Melbourne have been able to bring your concepts to life.