Top tips for painting a feature wall
Feature walls. Accent walls. Statement walls. Whatever wall you want to call it, this interior trend is here to stay – and it’s one of the best ways for you to have some fun with your space. If you’ve ever been sucked into a scrolling vortex on Pinterest, you’ll know there are plenty of incredible feature walls out there to take inspiration from. Annnd plenty of... not-so-incredible feature walls. To avoid the not-so-incredible, there are a few things to keep in mind — and that's where we come in.
It’s not every day that you can make a small change with a significant impact. A feature wall is your chance to play around with big, bright, bold beauties that you’d otherwise be too shy to throw all over your walls. And whatever colour, texture or print you choose, a feature wall is a way for you to add visual interest and create a focal point that otherwise wouldn’t have existed. The first place to start – is choosing a shade that works with the room. To inspire the first roll of the paintbrush, check out some of our favourite feature wall shades below, and our top three tips on how to get the most out of your venture in to the wild world of feature walls.
1. Use it to define your space
If you have a larger room to work with (lucky you!), a feature wall can do wonders when it comes to really defining your space. Take a look at the shared areas in your home, like the dining room or lounge room and have a think about where a splash of colour could help breathe some fresh life into the space. Adding a fresh coat of paint to that blank wall will add some real personality to the room and to your home — without breaking the bank (or breaking down any walls).
2. Don’t pick any ol’ wall
Feature walls are for impact – but you don’t want the focus to be in the wrong part of the room. Let architecture be your guide. For example, the wall behind the bedhead makes for the perfect feature wall. Or if there’s an old fireplace in your living room that deserves more attention, there’s your starting point. You know what they say – go big or go home.
3. Choose your Tint carefully
Well, maybe not that carefully. Choosing a bold Tint can be great, but only if it works with the rest of your space. Think: complementary colours – and go for hues that enhance the area. As long as you have the right accents in mind, there’s no limit to what you can do with a few coats of your favourite Tint.
So, what are you waiting for? Get going. All it takes is a brush, a roller and your favourite Tint. Find it here.
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