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Feature Walls for Bedrooms

Last Updated Sep 8, 2011 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald

The bedroom is your cosy sanctuary, and the place that you retreat to in order to relax and unwind at the end of a long day.  Bring some personality into your bedroom by adding a beautiful feature wall.  Here are some ideas of how to get the most out of a feature wall in your bedroom.

Choose the Right Wall

The first thing you need to do is to choose the right wall to turn into a feature wall.  Ideally, you’ll choose a solid wall with no cupboards, windows or doors.  Most often, in the bedroom, you will make a feature of the wall that your bed head butts against as this is where your eye is naturally drawn to.  Essentially, you should choose the wall that grabs your attention straight away!

How to Make the Wall a Feature

There is more than one way to create a feature wall!  You can opt for the tried and true method of painting the wall a different colour to all of the other walls.  You are nearly unlimited in your choices here – you can opt for bright colours, pastels, a pearlescent finish, a suede finish, a metallic finish, or use your paints to create things such as murals or vertical or horizontal stripes.  Of course you can also opt for a wallpaper of your choosing.  Wallpaper has come ahead in leaps and bounds and is now available in just about any texture or pattern you can think of.

Bedroom Feature Wall Ideas

If you’re interested in having a feature wall in your bedroom but you’re not sure where to get started, here are some ideas for you.  Hopefully they will provide you with some inspiration!
  • For a boy’s room, try using a bold colour as a feature wall such as a rich royal blue, or even a lighter pastel blue.  Of course you don’t have to stick with the blue theme for boys.  Try other bright, fun colours such as oranges, yellows and greens.

  • For a girl’s room, pink is a perennially popular option as it comes in shades to suit girls of all ages.  However, if you’re after something a little different why not try adding purples, greens or aqua colours?

  • In a teenager’s room, you want something that is bright but also individualistic.  You may want to take inspiration from your teen’s favourite colours but some great options are reds, greys, dark purples, and even blacks.  The trick is to introduce a feeling of sophistication while still remaining fun.

  • For a couple, you want to create a feeling of cosiness and intimacy.  Reds can be a beautiful colour but be sure that they are not too bright.  Darker colours such as aubergines, olives, greys and pinks can create a lovely enveloping feeling.  If you prefer a brighter, fresher bedroom, consider sunny yellows, a pop of orange, aquamarine, turquoises, and so on.

For even more inspiration, check out your local paint supplier.
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