Create a Feature

by Creative Style Interiors

Feature walls have been used in home décor for many years because they are a great way to add interest to a room through pattern, texture or colour. A stunning feature wall should harmonise with the rest of your room’s décor and reinforce your chosen design style.


While there will always be some among us who don’t like feature walls (and that’s fine), updating a room’s décor can be as simple and relatively inexpensive as changing just one of your walls, rather than painting or wallpapering an entire room. However, making the right choice of materials, colours and patterns can be a little tricky.


Where should I put a feature wall?

In some cases, the location of a feature wall is pretty clear, such as the wall behind your bed or inside a recessed niche. Other rooms may be slightly less obvious



Look for the wall:


  • That is a natural focal point of your room… behind the TV or behind the sofa are good places to start.
  • You’d like to draw attention to.
  • With few (or no) windows or doors to break up the feature.



TIP: On a long, narrow room, you can use a feature wall on one of the short walls to ‘square up’ the room.




What should I use to create a feature wall?



Paint is best for a block colour feature wall. Because painting a feature wall is so easy to DIY, it’s virtually risk-free… if you don’t like it, you can paint over it and no one need ever know!

TIP: Choose a colour that works with your home’s décor, while allowing for the light and size of your room; It’s perfectly acceptable for your feature wall to be darker than your main wall colour, in either a similar tone or complete contrast.




Wallpaper has come a long way over the past few decades. You can choose a pattern, texture, colour, neutral, metallic, mural, 3D pattern… the list goes on. Most wallpapers can be easily removed, but may require professional help to hang.







Decals are a fun, and virtually commitment-free idea for feature walls. Simply stick them to a wall, and when you’re ready to move on, peel them off… it’s DIY heaven! Check out websites such as Etsy for thousands of pattern, shape and colour variations, from trees and flowers, to polka dots and mandalas.

TIP: Apply your decals onto a painted feature wall for extra impact!





dreamstime_xl_24268712Exposed brick/stacked stone

Some homes may already feature an exposed brick wall as part of the architecture. If it suits your décor, don’t cover it up… turn it into a feature!






dreamstime_xl_34711742-copyFurniture Feature Walls

If space allows, why not make your feature wall functional by turning it into built-in display units? You can also use items such as a vertical garden or upholstered panels to create a fabulous feature wall.






If you want to include feature walls in your home décor, but need a little help bringing the look together, give Creative Style a call on 0416 190 792 or email [email protected] to book an appointment with Jenny.



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