Feature walls provide an opportunity to experiment with textures, shapes and colors. They offer an easy way to freshen up a space, and depending on what material you choose, they can be relatively inexpensive. Feature walls rely on the homeowner’s style, which can be high impact, or maybe just a subtle pattern. Whether you want a significant change or something a little more subtle, a feature wall could be everything you dream of. Here are some of the dos and don’ts of featured walls!

The Do’s

  • Complementary colors are great! Make sure the colors you choose complements the rest of the room. 
  • Use feature walls to define your living space. In an open concept home, it can be challenging to define areas, but accent walls are for you. A great example of using a feature wall is to highlight the dining area in a combined living/dining space.
  • Update with a wall with paint. Choosing to paint an accent wall is an inexpensive way to update your space without making a big commitment. 

The Don’ts

  • Your feature wall should be used to highlight the room’s existing focal point, such as a fireplace. Let the room’s architecture be your guide.
  • Refrain from putting an accent wall in small rooms. Creating a featured wall in a room that is too small will only make it look smaller!
  • Don’t fear using wallpaper! Many homeowners are hesitant to decorate with wallpaper because they don’t want their home to feel dated or have the hassle of removing it, but there are plenty of peel-and-stick options that are easy to remove.
  • Mix up your materials. Paint and wallpaper are not your only options when it comes to feature wall materials. Reclaimed wood, tile and stacked stone are fantastic options when choosing a material for a feature wall.

The homeowners of this project wanted to create a feature wall in their home. Instead of using a more traditional shiplap, the homeowner chose to use LVP flooring on the wall! LVP is a thinner and lighter alternative so we were able to use a premium adhesive and essentially glue the planks to the wall rather than nailing them like we would with your typical shiplap.