Things to Remember When Adding a Feature Wall

When repainting your home it can be fun to experiment with patterns, textures and colours to create an accent wall. Feature walls are a great way to add visual interest to a room and act as a conversation starter.

Here are some important things to remember when designing your feature wall. 

Use Complementary Colours

When creating a feature wall it is important to consider your colour palette and patterns carefully, as you want the wall to complement the rest of the room. 

Bright and bold colours are great for making a statement, however if they don’t complement the space then they will stand out for all the wrong reasons. To avoid creating a clashing effect, consider the colours that exist in the space already and find options that complement them.

For example, if you have bright blue throw cushions on your couch, you may want to match the colours to the wall, or if you have indoor plants then you may choose a muted shade of green for your accent wall.

Find the Focal Point

Feature walls are all about adding interest to a room, so when choosing the wall you want to ensure that it’s the focal point of the room. 

The idea is that your eyes are drawn to the wall when at rest, so if you pick the wrong wall then your eyes will never quite be at rest.

A great way to find the focal point is to sit down and just see where in the room your eyes are drawn. A second trick is to think about where your TV should be, as this is something that you would look at regularly when in the room.

If you’re considering a feature wall in your bedroom, then behind the headboard is a great option as you will always see it when you enter the room but it will not distract you at night when you’re trying to sleep.

The shape and design of the room will guide you. 

Choose the Right Room

Accent walls are great, but you may not necessarily want to have one in every room; this could get quite overwhelming. It is important to add feature walls purposefully. 

The most common rooms for feature walls are living rooms and dining areas as these are where the majority of the conversations happen. Children’s bedrooms are also ideal for feature walls as they can help express personality and make your child feel more comfortable in their space. 

Accent walls can also impact how big or small a room looks and feels. Two-toned walls with similar shades can help a small space appear bigger, while brighter block colours can make a small space feel even smaller. 

Don’t Overcrowd the Space

If the room is already crowded with furniture, then it is best to steer clear of adding more colours or patterns to the space. 

Adding an accent wall to an already crowded space can cause visual chaos. Accent walls need space to stand out, so it is better to choose a more open plan space or room with minimal furnishings.  

Get in touch with us today, to start discussing how to best enhance your space with a fresh coat of paint and an accent wall or two.