5 Design ideas to improve your space

By Krystyna Abdou

Feature Wall

Creating a feature wall, also known as accent wall is a way to make a statement and add style and character to any space. In most cases focal point should be where your eye is naturally drawn to when entering the room. Here are some tips on how to highlight a feature wall.

1- Wall Moldings

Wall moldings will dress up a wall of any room in your home. It is a great way to achieve the illusion of traditional and contemporary look, it will add an elegant touch to your place.

Moldings are unique and interesting decorative details and it is easy to work with. Different design styles could be achieved, the more intricate and ornate the molding the more formal and traditional the look, more simple and strait profiles results in contemporary and sleek appearance. You can create your own personal style and signature look.

2- Highlight existing feature

Pick a wall with interesting architectural feature like fireplace, I often see how a beautiful statement getting lost on its own, but highlighting it by making a whole feature wall of it will make the best of what you already have. You can add shelves or cabinetry on both sides for symmetrical look or build a custom millwork, it will make a huge impact and add better functionality to your room.

3- Stencils and Wallcoverings

Wall-coverings and Stenciled walls are a popular choice for a feature wall. It is a great way to add visual interest, especially with the range of patterns, colours and textures available nowadays.

The advantage of using Stencils are:

  • Affordable.
  • Hundreds of styles to choose from.
  • Reusable.
  • Do it yourself project, no need to hire a pro.
  • Any color combination could be used.
  • Tired of stencil, simply paint over it, no need to peel anything.

4- Wall Mural

Wall Mural is excellent way to transform your place, in a way it is a beautiful piece of art. Designs very from abstract styles to artistic paintings. You can explore your personal style and customize your own design. There are plenty to choose from that will fit your personal style and your needs.

5- Picture Gallery

Picture Gallery is a great and creative way to add your personal touch to a room. Hang the pictures in a group to create a feature wall. Find some elements that is in common, it could be frame style, frame color, images scheme, family photos, etc. Space them out on an entire wall, it has to be balanced to you room size and to your furniture. The effect is bold and modern.

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