When it comes to your home, who doesn’t want a little WOW factor? And if you’re looking for a bold way to transform either your living room, bedroom, or dining room, nothing beats a classic feature wall.
Though the concept of feature walls have been around for a long time, what this wall looks like changes year on year. For 2019, here are some of the biggest trends you can expect to see popping up…
Exposed brick wall
Before we dive into some of the bolder designs, let’s check in with a true classic, and nothing is more timeless than an exposed brick wall.
Not only does exposed brick help add an rustic texture to your space, their enduring appeal means they’re a safe bet for luring in home buyers in the future.
The above example uses Londons stock bricks - bricks taken from London’s unique housing stock. It's a lovely touch for this home, as it helps to retain the charm of the original building's Victorian origins. If you opt for your own exposed wall, we recommend finding bricks that bring character to your home, rather than uniform materials.
Another natural material gaining ground in UK homes is timber. The benefit of this is that timber can mean many different things. Not only do you have a wide range of wood types to choose from, but you can go down many different routes in how you display it.
Will you keep it natural, as shown above?
Will you engrave it?
How about stacking it up vertically?
What we love in the above example is the that wonderful silver shade of timber they opted for. It’s muted tones create the perfect backdrop for pastels, and those trendy pop of gold from the interior design.
Sometimes trends aren’t about inventing something new, they can be about bringing back a forgotten classic.
Mouldings have been a beloved feature in period properties, but haven’t yet found much love in contemporary homes. This looks set to change, as more and more homeowners are experimenting with modern takes on shapes, size, and colours.
In the above home, they’ve created a truly unique feature wall, thanks to those long hexagon mouldings. Paired with a deep matte red, this bedroom now has stylish symmetry, plus seduction.
Want to take wallpaper to the next level? While bold prints have been favoured in recent years, lately designers have been going one step further, and now mural wallpaper is hitting the scene.
As the name suggests, mural wallpaper aims to create one giant illustration on your wall. In the above case, we see one of John James Audubon’s famous bird drawings, taken from his naturalist studies.
This feature wall is ideal if you’re someone who wants to show off their taste in art, or more practically, this can be applied to charming illustrations for a child’s bedroom.
Are you artistic and want to take more of a creative lead in your home? Then lets get your hands dirty and create your own wallpaper mural! This ink spill watercolour is trendy, and 100% doable for any homeowner that’s handy with a paint brush.
Not only would DIY slash the costs of this mural (professional mural wallpaper is quite pricey), but could even prove a fun activity for you and the rest of the family. Though make sure you put safety measures in place to protect your floor and furniture, you might want spilled ink wallpaper, you don't want spilled ink on the couch!