17 Feature Wall Ideas to Transform Boring Walls

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A feature wall can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to transform your home, and with a myriad of options, from simple paint or wallpaper to the clever use of tile or wall covering, you can customize a feature wall to suit your style. house and budget.

Feature walls are a great way to highlight the most interesting architectural details in your home, accentuate the height of a room, or make the most of natural light. Creating a feature wall with modular shelving is a great way to increase storage capacity. You can implement smart color blocking if you want to broaden your color palette, or use a feature wall to create a zoning effect.

Take a look at the areas of your home that look a little dull, awkward corners that can’t be decorated with accessories, or natural elements that stand out, such as a fireplace or alcove – these are all great options for adding color and pattern. introduce in an unexpected way with a feature wall.

Read on for 17 feature wall ideas to get you started…

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Feature Wall Ideas: Bring the Outdoors Inside

The wallpaper that launched a thousand Instagram posts – the super popular Massingberd Blossom wallpaper at Little Greene is a ready-made feature wall. With a trendy cool green base and decorated with hand-painted blossoms.

Shop now: Massingberd Blossom wallpaper at Little Greene


Feature Wall Ideas: Gallery Wall

The nice thing about a gallery wall is that it lets the personality shine. Some are attracted to something neat and uniform, and some like the chaos of a mismatched collage. Either way, it’s a feature wall that can continue to evolve according to your taste.

Shop now: Belle Line Prints at House Beautiful Marketplace


Feature Wall Ideas: Faux Plaster


Feature Wall Ideas: Wooden Slats

A unique and extremely simple feature wall solution. These individual slats can be easily cut to fit curves or awkward corners, and they are available in six wood finishes.

Shop now: Slatwall loose slats at Nature Wall


Feature Wall Ideas: Exposed Brick

A classic idea for a wall, exposed brick can set a room’s color palette, with shades of reddish orange and accents of deep brown. We love this idea of ​​picking up these shades in a modern striped rug.

Shop now: House Beautiful Soho Stripe Carpet at Carpetright


Feature Wall Ideas: Glossy Tiles

These glossy tiles from Porcelain Superstore provide a characterful kitchen element. We love the matching grout that makes the pearly pink stand out. This style of tile also works wonders as a back wall behind your cooktop.

Shop now: Roxy Pink Tiles at Porcelain Superstore


Feature Wall Ideas: OTT Pattern

This is a fantastic Samurai and Geisha wallpaper from MINDTHEGAP featuring vibrant traditional Japanese characters emerging from a nocturnal forest. Ideal for a small space or alcove, this design uses paste-the-wall technology for a super easy DIY application.

Shop now: Samurai and Geisha Wallpaper at Lime Lace


Feature Wall Ideas: Statement Lighting

Perhaps the easiest feature wall on our list – these Umage Eos Up Feather wall lights look like fluffy clouds when mounted on walls or ceilings. They stand out especially against a colorfully painted background.

Shop now: Umage Eos Up Feather Wall Lamp at Sweetpea & Willow


Feature Wall Ideas: Modular Shelving

With the infinite range of combinations available, in timeless materials such as walnut, ash and oak, String shelves open up a whole host of possibilities for a design scheme, allowing you to make as big a statement as you want and even create a work of art off your shelves,” says Bo Hellberg, CMO at String Furniture.

Shop now: Modular shelving at String


Feature Wall Ideas: Bathroom Cladding

Transform simple bathroom walls by adding painted trim. Wood cladding adds a modern farmhouse touch and is especially useful if you have a contemporary home without interesting architectural details.

Shop now: Euphorbia paint collection at Paint & Paper Library


Feature Wall Ideas: The Fifth Wall

A bonus idea for the fifth wall, aka the ceiling. We love the juxtaposition of modern geometric details in this DFS bedroom combined with the drama of the ornate chandelier.

Shop now: Liberty bed at DFS


Feature Wall Ideas: Tile Art

Get creative with your tiles and think beyond the usual two-tone. This is a smart way to introduce art into a bathroom – and completely splash-proof.

Shop now: Dix Blue at Farrow & Ball


Feature Wall Ideas: XL Mirror

This simple wall idea is perfect for those with small spaces or for renters who can’t make permanent design changes. Go for an XL slanted mirror on top of a mantelpiece, or standing on the floor – it gives the illusion of more space and reflects natural light around your room.

Shop now: Crest Top Mirror at Graham & Green


Wall Decor Ideas: XL Artworks

Oversized statement art is arguably the fastest and easiest way to implement a feature wall. Something of a mature gallery wall that leaves the clutter and chaos of a real gallery wall behind for something simpler but no less impactful.

Shop now: Large tropical parrot wall decoration at Luxeology


Feature Wall Ideas: Painted Stripes


Feature Wall Ideas: Decorative Paneling


Wall decoration ideas: two-tone

This clever two-tone provides a dramatic backdrop to accentuate characterful furnishings, and also makes the most of natural light by contrasting with a swath of orange paint – one for the daring decorators.

Shop now: House Beautiful Soho Stripe Carpet at Carpetright

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