If you are fed up of plain painted walls and long for something a bit more exciting then how about trying one of the latest ways to add interest to interior designs: wall features. Maybe not the thing to go mad and try in every room, but start cautiously and you never know where the trend will take you!
Wall features can be anything from a texture to a colour to decorations or a full on art installation. Read on for some ideas to get you started – and follow the likes of @furnishinghomes on twitter to get the best in contemporary furniture to match your bold design statement or just buy cheap wood wardrobes online.
Vinyl decals are absolutely top of my list for adding a new dimension to a plain wall. No need to redecorate even, just choose a theme which works for you and away you go – an instantly revamped interior. It might be a silhouette of a tree, a flock of birds or a repeated pattern or something more specific to the homeowner like a New York skyline. The options are endless.
Another way to change your environment is by using a wall-sized print. Pick a famous piece of art, a black and white photograph or even an image you have created yourself. Go online for bespoke suppliers that will produce your image to the exact size of your wall and apply it much like a series of posters – the only limit is your imagination!
Textured finishes to wall coverings are also a fabulous way to change the look and feel of any room. You need to be practical however – that expensive fabric wallpaper won’t last 5 minutes if it gets splashed in the bathroom and flock finishes will be hard to clean in the kitchen. For bedrooms however you can create the ultimate boudoir with leather-look or even faux fur wall coverings! Match with sleek bedroom furniture from www.furnishinghomes.co.uk and you will have a bedroom to envy. Have a look at Furnishing Homes Blog and get some inspiration.
And don’t forget the feature wall. It’s been with us for a while but is still a valid design statement. Bring out the best in your alcoves, chimney breasts and other quirky architectural features or simply draw attention to the great view through your windows. Be bold and follow through with your chosen colours in other parts of the room by picking out accents in cushions, lamps or ornaments.
Remember – walls are not just a backdrop they can be a feature in themselves.