Decorating: How to Create a Feature Wall That Stands Out From the Crowd
Express yourself with a quirky, individual feature wall guaranteed to prompt a smile or evoke an ‘ahhh’…
It doesn’t take much to turn a blank wall into a reverie-inducing image. This simple wall sticker is both evocative and stylishly simple. Am I the only one who hears ‘Wichita Lineman’ playing in their head when they look at this?
Get back to nature, the beach, or the urban jungle for that matter, with a photographic image like this magical woodland glade. Let it (and your imagination) transport you to somewhere completely different as you relax.
Want a child-friendly bedroom without resorting to cartoon characters? Combine the visual interest of a feature wall with more than a hint of cuteness by pasting up animal silhouettes cut out of your favourite patterned paper. You choose the wallpaper, they choose the creatures.
Take texture to a whole new level with a ‘touch me’ wall. Kitsch and quirky, this ‘garden’ is an inspired extension of the current astro-turf trend and allows ornaments to be displayed vertically for maximum impact.
For a wall that says something about you, try a display of lovingly collected items. These ties provide a vibrant and varied hit of colour in a way that only textiles can. This colourful line-up is a genius alternative to hiding them away in a cupboard.
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We all know a serene mood in the bedroom is conducive to a decent night’s sleep, so banish that flatscreen and instil a sense of timeless tradition with a wraparound display of classic tomes. This remarkably convincing wallpaper is both characterful and fun.
Make yourself heard by putting your most commonly used phrase on the wall for all to see. This decorative pixelated message, created from mosaic tiles, is perfectly situated in the shower, so there should be no excuses…
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Keep things fresh with a regularly changing display, chalked up in your own fair hand. Chalkboard paint is available in a range of colours and allows you to create a new image on your chosen wall every day – or at least change the washing on the line.
A bespoke mural can fit in the smallest of spaces and, best of all, can be designed to feature your chosen images and personal references. Don’t assume they have to be bright, bold affairs – this charcoal-style drawing offers a relaxed mood with freehand-style charm.
Anyone who’s spent a wet day indoors with exercise-deprived kids will recognise the beauty of this extraordinary hallway. Instead of metaphorically climbing the walls, your little ones can indulge in the real thing. And the funky colours of the climbing holds gives a vibrant accent to the grown-up neutral hue behind.
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