If you’re toying with the idea of adding a feature wall to your home as a means to liven the place up, it’s important to understand the do’s and don’ts first.
For those truly looking to make a statement in their abodes, the addition of a feature wall is often regarded as one of the most cost effective means of doing so. Not only are the visual results almost immediate, but they also provide a great opportunity to experiment with textures, shapes, colours and patterns.
Whether you’re a homeowner who desires a big change or simply a subtle upgrade, the great thing about feature walls is that they’re also relatively easy to amend in the event that you have a change of heart. However, there are a few basics to consider when it comes to getting the look just right and avoid being filled with regret the moment the project is finalised.
How To Nail The Perfect Feature Wall
Otherwise known as an accent wall, a feature wall is an interior wall that has a different design to the other walls present in a particular room or space. Adding one to your home can be as simple as painting one wall a different shade of colour to the other walls, or otherwise have a significantly different design in terms of materials used.
Adding a feature wall to your home is a broad concept that goes far beyond simply slapping a coat of paint onto a random wall. For homeowners looking to get creative, the process can involve timber panelling, wallpaper and even feature tiles. Feature walls aren’t just about colour, so remember that getting creative with your materials is still a way to add a feature wall if you’re hesitant on experimenting with colour.
However, if you’re looking to get it right the first time and avoid a secondary ‘fix it’ project, the good news is that there are a few tried and true methods when it comes to bringing the perfect feature wall to life. ]
Complementary Colours – Just because you’re fond of pink, doesn’t mean that it will necessarily work as a feature wall hue with the rest of your eggshell white walls. Be tactful with your colour choices and embrace those that are viewed as complementary. Going bold just for the sake of it is never a good idea, so consider the vibe of your whole property when choosing.
Accentuate Space – One of the fundamentals of nailing a good feature wall is choosing the right room. Avoid adding one to smaller bedrooms or tight spaces, and instead deploy them in larger spaces that are relatively open plan. As an example, a feature wall can be a great way to define and highlight multi living spaces such as a lounge and dining area.
Find A Focal Point – When it comes to choosing the ideal wall to highlight as a feature, just any old one won’t do. Let a room’s architecture be your guide, and good examples include the wall where your headboard sits in a bedroom, or the wall that a television rests against in a lounge or living room. This way, the human eye has somewhere to go without getting overwhelmed.
If you’re in the throes of designing a feature wall for your home or are perhaps debating one, there usually comes a point where you need to start shopping for building materials. Whether it’s advice on the perfect type of tile, options for sinks or even what flooring solutions are on offer to you, the good news is that a visit to your local Tile Wizards outlet provides all the answers and more.
Talk Building Materials With The Professionals
While your options for carpet, timber and tiles are almost limitless, selecting the right type for your home certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want to stay within the budget?
In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start conquering DIY projects at home.
Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.