A statement wall can elevate your home decor to another level. Used well such a wall provides interest and colour, as well as a touch or drama, style or charm. There are so many ways to add that statement wall, to help pick out a style that suits your property, your life and your taste.
- Use photos that mean something to you. https://www.photowall.co.uk/ is a good place to start. There are any number of options from wall murals to photo wallpapers. You can go for a single photo, which can provide a lot of impact and a consistent colour scheme. Another option is to go with a series of photos that are linked in some way. A triptych of photos from a particular view point works well. Or maybe you could go for a family photo wall, maybe even set it out like a family tree.
- Use wallpaper to create a statement wall. Wallpaper is a way of getting some great artwork, colour and texture into your room without having to get in an artist. There are so many options out there these days from photos, reproductions of famous paintings to intricate patterns that tell a story or showcase a colour.
- Use what is there naturally. A great way to do this is to simply use bare brick work. Don’t just think bare brick work is best for functional spaces. Brick can contrast very well with lush, opulent soft furnishings too. It can feel surprisingly cosy, possibly because bricks are usually a warm, natural, earthy colour. Consider using it in the bedroom to contrast with the fabrics and the softness, but also in the kitchen or bathroom to contrast with the smooth, sleek lines.
- Wood paneling. Wood is a great material to use for a feature wall. It’s very easy to create texture and interest, both with the grain and by the shape of the panels or planks of wood you use. Of course, it’s really easy to paint too, so you can make it whatever colour suits your interior design scheme.
- Use colour to add light or depth. Dark colours on a feature wall are a good way of creating a sense of depth especially if you place lighter colours on whatever is in front. This works well with a sofa or bench with lighter coloured cushions in front of a darker feature wall.
- Keep within budget. Using an expensive effect like a bespoke wallpaper or maybe a tiled chimney breast to create a feature wall can help keep costs down by limiting the area being covered.
- Be creative, but not too ‘out there’. A feature wall is a great way of experimenting with a bolder look. You can introduce a strong colour this way or maybe overload on the patter. As your other walls will be less dramatic, you’ll benefit from the effect without overpowering your room.
There are so many ways to create interest with a statement wall. Done well it will create a real focal point. Don’t limit it to the living room either. I find statement walls can work really well on stairs and hallways, as well as more intimate spaces like bedrooms.