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Tips for Creating a Stylish Feature Wall
Not sure what to do with that big blank wall?
No matter your budget, you can transform it into a showstopping feature wall using a broad range of materials including paint, tile, wood, and even tape. Items like these are a great way to add color, texture, or both to any space in your home. And because you are decorating just one wall, you can add a lot of style to a room without making it feel too busy. To get you inspired, we gathered 35 fabulous feature walls for every taste.Continue to 2 of 36 below.
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Paint Splattered Feature Wall
The clean, white walls in this contemporary bedroom were begging for color. Los Angeles, interior design firm Black Lacquer Design created a paint-splattered accent wall to anchor the sun-drenched space.
To make this look work, the team stuck to furniture and accessories in solid colors and simple patterns. That is because adding decorative accessories with loud motifs would make the room feel more chaotic than relaxing.Continue to 3 of 36 below.
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Fabric Feature Wall
If you crave pattern but cannot commit to wallpaper, Krys Melo, the blogger who pens Melodrama has the perfect solution. Her removable feature wall was created with fabric. The project cost her less than $20.
The best fabric to use is lightweight cotton. A pretty bed sheet will do the trick. The other essential ingredient is liquid fabric starch.
The first order of business is using thumbtacks to hang your fabric temporarily. Next, you will apply a thin coat of starch directly to the material using a clean paint roller. You can use a wallpaper smoothing tool to eliminate creases and bubbles. Afterward, let your new feature wall dry overnight. Next, pull out the tacks and remove excess fabric along the ceiling and corners with a box cutter. When it is time to switch things up, use water to dampen one of the fabric's edges, and slowly peel off.Continue to 4 of 36 below.
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Reclaimed Wood Feature WallContinue to 5 of 36 below.
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Geometric Wallpaper Feature WallContinue to 6 of 36 below.
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Abstract Mural Feature WallContinue to 10 of 36 below.
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How to Fake a Stone Feature Wall
Behind the old drywall in this Barcelona apartment renovated by Spanish interior design firm Egue and Seta was a gorgeous stone feature wall. You can recreate this look in your home using manufactured fieldstone siding by brands like Veneerstone or Country Ledgestone.Continue to 11 of 36 below.
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Contact Paper Feature Wall
Are you looking for a rental-friendly project? This feature wall idea by Amy Zambonin, the lifestyle blogger behind The Lovely Things will not harm painted surfaces. She decorated her white walls with triangles cut from removable contact paper.Continue to 12 of 36 below.
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Geometric Patterned Wall TilesContinue to 13 of 36 below.
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Accent Walls are Feature Walls
Painting a single wall a bold color can add a lot of visual interest. Australian design firm Deb Studio gets it right in this room by combining harmonizing colors with contrasting shades.Continue to 15 of 36 below.
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Subway Tile Feature Wall
This Barcelona apartment by Spanish interior design firm Egue and Seta has two gorgeous feature walls.
First off, we love when standard building materials pop up in unexpected places. Here concrete walls frame a subway tile feature wall in the living room.
The wood slat wall with the gorgeous greenery in front is a stylish accent that takes the chilly edge off the cool-toned walls and floor.Continue to 18 of 36 below.
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Tongue and Groove Paneling
It is essential to note that all bathroom features must withstand wet and humid conditions. Several coats of water-resistant paint keep these wood panels both mold and mildew free.Continue to 19 of 36 below.
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How to Fake a Brick Feature Wall
When the old drywall in this Brooklyn townhouse was torn down, the brick wall was a welcomed surprise says interior designer Alison Jennison. But if you do not have the same luck, you get the look and feel of the real thing using a thin brick installation kit. They make it a cinch to add brick veneer to any wall in your home. You could also fake the look using brick wallpaper. For added dimension, look for textured options.Continue to 20 of 36 below.
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Create a Pretty Rainbow Accent Wall
Why use just one color when you can work with every shade of the rainbow? This multihued feature wall by A Beautiful Mess was created with chalk paint. It is arguably one of the most straightforward paints to use because it will cover most surfaces without sanding or priming. Keep in mind that finished projects will have a matte finish that can chip easily. Completing your project with a topcoat designed for chalk paint will keep things protected while enhancing paint colors.Continue to 23 of 36 below.
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How to DIY a Faux Barn Wood Feature Wall
Simply put, authentic barn wood planks are way more expensive than virgin boards. That is why we love this DIY feature wall by Los Angeles photographer, Kristine Eldridge. She faked the look of reclaimed wood for much less than the real thing.
After purchasing dozens of pine boards at her local home improvement store, she distressed them in her backyard using kitchen utensils. Afterward, she applied five different wood stains to create a multi-hued look. Because she knows her DIY limits, she hired a contractor to install the stained panels.Continue to 24 of 36 below.
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Turn a Storage Wall into a Feature Wall
In many homes, built-in storage typically blends into walls seamlessly. But here a two-toned paint job by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design turns storage into a stylish feature wall. The striking diagonal line draws the eye upward throwing focus on The Kopra Burst light fixture by David Weeks Studio.Continue to 25 of 36 below.
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Wood Trim Adds Architectural Interest to Plain WallsContinue to 26 of 36 below.
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Millwork Feature WallContinue to 28 of 36 below.
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How to DIY a Herringbone Feature WallContinue to 29 of 36 below.
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Washi Tape Feature Wall
Here is a brilliant idea 100 percent worth stealing from Play Chic Interiors. They are a design firm based in New York City that specializes in bedrooms and playrooms for children. They used washi tape in muted hues to create two feature walls in this Scandinavian inspired space.
If you are not in the know, washi tape is a lot like masking tape, so it is a snap to apply and later remove. Many crafts stores sell the material in a broad range of widths, colors, and patterns.Continue to 30 of 36 below.
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How to Stencil a Feature Wall
KC from Beautiful Havens created this feature wall in her master bedroom with a stencil. First, she painted the space with a shade called Whole Wheat by Sherwin-Williams. Then she got stenciling using white paint and a mini foam roller. The result is a pretty pattern that resembles wallpaper.Continue to 31 of 36 below.
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Edgy Floral Wallpaper Feature Wall
Caitlin Murray, the interior designer behind Black Lacquer Design based in Los Angeles, says this living room she created for a client with gothic sensibilities is the perfect mashup of glam-punk décor and craftsman architecture. The feature wall covered in floral wallpaper gives the space an edgy Anna Sui inspired vibe.Continue to 32 of 36 below.
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Hexagon Floor Tile Feature Wall
Spanish firm Egue and Seta used hexagon floor tiles to turn a weird wall in this Barcelona apartment into a stunning feature. Another stylish accent that wins our hearts is the transition between the tile and hardwood flooring.Continue to 36 of 36 below.
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Shiplap Feature Wall
Thanks to Joanna and Chip, we are all obsessed with shiplap paneling. Feature walls like this bespoke one by London design firm, NK Living will add rustic texture to any space in your home. Even better, installing one yourself is relatively easy. Besides primary materials such as wood and nails, necessary tools include a saw, hammer, and level.