Feature walls are very popular and can make a room look great. This is an easy and efficient way to liven up a room and make space feel bigger. Depending on what colour you choose will depend on how your room feels in the end. The darker colour you use on the feature wall the smaller the room will look. Below we have put together some great tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your new feature wall.
Feature wall tips
Warm colours are red, yellow, and orange. These colours are known to attract the eyes and make the room feel more comforting. If you use dark, autumn shades then the room may look smaller but brighter versions of these colours will open up the room while making it more inviting. The best place for using a warm accent wall is in a narrow, long bedroom. By painting the end of the wall, you will acquire a balanced space and make the room look bigger. Getting a professional painter in can help give you the advice you need.
Theory on Cool Colour
Cool colours are generally purple, blue, and green. The colours are known for tending to pull away from one’s eyes. As a result, they end up making a small bedroom appear to be significantly larger. Through the use of cool colour on the sidewall or end wall, you will ensure the small room appears larger.
Place furniture strategically
Furniture that is placed in a certain way can make a huge difference to the colour you go for and what wall is made the feature wall. For example, you may choose to paint the wall that the sofa is up against because this is going to look best, while in the bedroom it may be the wall that the bed headboard is up against.
Preparing and cleaning the surface
Patch cracks and holes using joint compounds. Leave it to thoroughly dry. Afterwards, ensure you wipe all drywall compounds. Additionally, all patchwork should be painted with the use of a primer. In case you skip this step, you will regret it as you will get blotchy spots on the wall and ceiling surfaces. if you do not know how best to do this then it can always be appointed to a professional painter who can help you get your desired feature wall.
Try adding pattern
Painting in stripes can make the roof feel bigger but also add that personal touch and personality into your home. You could even add a collage wall of different patterns and designs that work well together – if you have a favourite painting or piece of art.
Work with what you have
If you have a fireplace and the wall protrudes out slightly, then us it! This would look really great as your feature wall, remember it doesn’t have to be a large wall that you use it can be slightly smaller it will still have the same effect and with a beautiful fireplace at the bottom it will add the finishing touch and give that wow factor.
We hope that our blog has helped you bring your room to life with colour. If you have any questions or would like a professional painter to come help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01494 702 036 or alternatively head over to our contact page and fill in our online enquiry form.