From Margaret on July 2nd, 2010 in Home Decor
Okay. The idea of the feature wall (where one wall of a room is painted boldly to stand out) has been done, done, and done. But feature walls are morphing into something more than a taupe wall at the head of a bedroom—something that can stand on its own. They are becoming art in and of themselves. Here are five noninvasive ways to reinvent a room using the revamped concept of a feature wall:
#1 – Custom Creation
If you have a blank wall that could serve as a focal point for a large room, consider custom-creating a piece of art. Knowing he wanted to create a DIY clock and use the color lime green, Tim drew his graphics first in AutoCAD then transferred them onto his tall, blank wall. There’s no missing this creation when entering his home—and no seeing it anywhere else in the world.
#2 – Funky Façade
Create a façade, such as the one in this living room, which suggests a library vibe. This funky wallpaper adds unusual panache to this simple but carefully constructed lounge area—while also stylishly integrating the flat-screen.
#3 – Layers & Dimension
Don’t think larger—think smaller. Rather than covering an entire wall from corner to corner, let a smaller and unexpected addition of stark color add layers and dimension, such as this uniquely designed hearth.
#4 – Bold yet Subtle Wallpaper
On top of blending the flat-screen into this sleek setup, the wallpaper here contributes to (rather than draws attention from) the room’s texture and darker aspects. The wallpaper is bold yet subtle in its shadowed hues.
#5 – New Texture: Glass