Our Simple 101 Accentuating Feature Walls and Ceilings
It’s a term we’ve used before and will use again, because we think they’re amazing. Feature walls and feature ceilings are a fantastic way to give any room a strong focal point whilst adding to how the space makes you feel. So what are some things to keep in mind when creating, or deciding how to put together, a feature wall or a feature ceiling.
Let’s start at the top. The wall (or ceiling). Picking the wall you’d like to make the room’s feature shouldn’t be difficult, consider walls with existing features, like a fireplace, to really give those elements the opportunity to be the features of the room. A good piece of advice is also to make sure the wall you choose you can decorate from floor to ceiling.
What kind of features can you put on a wall or ceiling though? Well, if you have a fireplace already it can be a bit simpler. Pick a colour you love, find a lighter complementary colour for the rest of the room if it’s not that colour already. Just doing that will make your feature wall stand out. You can accentuate a feature wall with just paint, you could use wallpaper, exposed brick, you are definitely not short of options. For a feature ceiling you can use a different colour to the one on the walls to make the room seem stylish without overpowering the space with too much colour and texture. Another option for a statement ceiling is to paint the ceiling and walls the same colour, this makes the room have a cocoon like warmth, ideal for bedrooms or spaces where you want to unwind and feel cosy. Another undeniable pro to feature ceilings? They give your space a monochromatic feel which immediately sets this room apart from any other space in your home and makes it look high-end without having to break the bank.
Feature walls and ceilings really lend themselves to adorning accessories and playful additions. As the wall or ceiling becomes the focal point of the room, you will need to make sure that everything about it is on point.This does not mean you need to stress or doubt yourself. Rather, this is an opportunity for you to have some fun with your space and really make it “yours”. Add quirky or unique art pieces you like (even framing some of your kid’s artwork is a fun way to personalise a space) or add some texture with interesting scatter cushions. The golden rule when working with statement walls or ceilings is to “be yourself”, that seems like an obvious thing to say, but we mean it. You are the one that will be occupying the space so you must love it. So, when deciding on accessories, shelves or any other decor, make sure it all works together and make sure it all works for you and how you want the space to feel, because the feature wall/ceiling is not just the actual wall/ceiling, it’s everything attached to it.
Shelving is another fantastic addition to any feature wall as the shelves can be both functional, and nice to look at. Shelves are versatile, can be swapped out and changed easily and can provide any space with real personality.
Keep in mind that while we can give you a hand deciding on colours, textures, and finishes, ultimately you will have to make the decision of which direction to go in. Our advice? Be bold, be brave and create a space that you want to spend time in.