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 31 fabulous feature walls for every taste.
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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 2 of 31 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 3 of 31 below.
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Reclaimed Wood Feature Wall
We love projects that repurpose old building materials. This 540 square foot tiny home remodeled by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design based in Portland, Oregon has a reclaimed wood feature wall. The planks came from the home's original ceiling when it was opened up to create a loft bedroom.Continue to 4 of 31 below.
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Geometric Wallpaper Feature Wall
Want to make your home more colorful? Nashville, Tennessee interior designer Emily Lister used a patterned wallpaper called Geometric Prism by Cole & Son to create this multihued feature wall. It anchors the space by tying all the colors used throughout the room together.Continue to 5 of 31 below.
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Chalkboard Feature Wall
Black walls are not everyone's cup of tea. But you can take the edge off the moody color with chalkboard paint.
The black feature wall in this kitchen by Schappacher White DPC feels friendly and approachable thanks to chalk drawings.Continue to 7 of 31 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 10 of 31 below.
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World Map Feature Wall
An oversized map spruces up a wall in this playroom by U.K. based interior design firm Leivars. The feature wall brightens the space with color while encouraging wee ones to learn about world geography.Continue to 12 of 31 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 14 of 31 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 15 of 31 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 16 of 31 below.
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Board and Batten Feature Wall
Nothing adds architectural interest like a board and batten feature wall like one by Studio McGee, a design firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. We appreciate how the decorative trim throws focus on the framed prints.Continue to 17 of 31 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 19 of 31 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, Kristin 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 20 of 31 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 21 of 31 below.
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Wood Trim Adds Architectural Interest to Plain Walls
Feature walls can be subtle. This example by London interior designer Charles Mellersh makes an elegant statement using pine molding. Thin boards like these are a great way to add architectural interest to unadorned walls. You can find them at most home improvement stores that sell wall trim.Continue to 22 of 31 below.
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Millwork Feature Wall
Turn a dull, cookie-cutter room into a space of distinction with this dazzling feature wall idea by Tina Marie Interior Design. The company based in Lake Mary, Florida created the wall with store-bought millwork. Afterward, it was painted a shade called Smokey Taupe by Benjamin Moore.Continue to 24 of 31 below.
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How to DIY a Herringbone Feature Wall
Create a tasteful feature wall in your kitchen with this idea by Tasha. She is the do-it-yourselfer behind the blog Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. Her project repurposes wood from an old privacy fence. Before installing the planks, they were carefully cut to create a herringbone pattern.Continue to 25 of 31 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 26 of 31 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 27 of 31 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.