A guide to designing a feature wall

Designing a feature wall can transform a room entirely – so if you are looking for a fresh new look in your home, a feature wall could be the solution. And guess what? It is a relatively low-cost solution as well. However, if you’re not sure where to start with your feature wall design, DM Design, provider of bespoke kitchens in Glasgow, has created this list of tips on getting it right, but that’s not to say you should do them all – we recommend you pick one technique

Add colour
The aim of a feature wall is to make a statement – and to act as a focal point in the room. With this is mind, you should avoid dull and neutral colours on the chosen wall – think bold, think bright. If there’s a bright and bold colour you love, but may be too much for a whole room, a feature wall is the perfect solution. This works particularly well if the rest of the room is neutral, with subtle accents of that colour.

Add fresh life
Accessorising your home with plants is a great way to bring your room to life at the minute. The trend of bringing the outdoors indoors is very popular right now. You can monopolise on this trend with a green, plant-based feature wall. This can be achieved through a printed wallpaper (think tropical leaves or wildflower prints) or add custom shelving to hold a selection of potted plants.

Add wall stickers
You can transform a plain wall into a feature easily with the application of wall stickers. Wall stickers come in all varieties, from beautiful trees, words and mottos, to more quirky pieces. Wall stickers are also a great choice for children’s bedrooms, with playful designs available to please any child.

Add frames
You can showcase all your favourite photos and memories to make a wall stand out in your home. The key here is that the frames themselves are just as important as what goes in them. Decide what you want to frame, then you have the choice: choose the same size and arrange in an ordered fashion – or get mismatched frames and arrange them in a more haphazard way.

Add an oversized image
The bigger the better when it comes to a feature wall – you want everyone’s eyes to be drawn to it on arrival. A great result can be achieved if you choose a blown-up image for your feature wall. Whether there’s a photo that you love, a landscape – or you’ve chosen something from the wallpaper provider – a photo-based wall mural can completely transform a room into something very personal.