What is a feature wall and why do you need one? Set to be one of 2022’s hottest design trends, a feature wall is when one of your walls is decorated differently than the others. Imagine a four-walled living room with three painted walls and one wall with exposed brick, wood panelling or painted a different colour. This would often be by the longest wall, one with a fireplace or mounted TV to create a focal point in the chosen room. It’s a way to stand out from the crowd. A feature wall can impact how the space looks and feels, reinforcing your design style and creating a visual impact.
Why Add A Feature Wall?
A room in which all the walls are decorated in the same colour or pattern can create a cohesion design but the interior can look plain, common and downright unimpressive. By defining a wall and giving it a different, bolder texture or colour, you can change the mood and personality of a room. Characteristic walls give an interior or exterior space a decorative focal point. They can also be a great way to give a space a new look and feel.
A statement wall can spice up a home's style without the expense of redecorating an entire room. Living rooms, dining rooms and even children's rooms offer great potential for decorative walls, as there is plenty of room to experiment. Finally, using decorative walls in small rooms can complement the accessories and furniture in the space, giving the illusion of a larger space.
Why Choose Wood Panelling
Wood panelling is a popular choice for feature walls due to the warmth and texture it adds to interiors. It’s a multi-seasonal material feeling like a wooden bach in summer and a warm ski chalet in winter. Available in different colours and textures, our wood panelling is sustainably sourced and highly durable making it a lasting design.
The wood panelling should be used to highlight the existing focal point of the room. For example, a wall that has a fireplace or even a TV set is a good decorative wall. Also perfect for the wall behind the headboard in the bedroom. The bottom line is that the eye must be drawn to one point, and if the feature of the wall is somewhere outside the focal zone, the eye will have nowhere to rest.
Another option is to use wood panelling to define areas. In an open-plan home or multi-purpose space, it can be difficult to define zones, but a feature wall that defines a dining area in a combined living/dining space can help achieve this.
Contact us today to enquire about adding a feature wall to your home.