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Why get a painted or wallpapered feature wall?

Why would you paint or wallpaper a feature wall?

A question we have been asked by clients when they are deciding on a change in their house, is why get a painted or wallpapered feature wall? Whether it’s painted or wallpapered, a feature wall can completely change the dynamic and feel of a room.  

What effect does a feature wall have on a room?

1. Having a feature wall can accomplish quite a few things, such as bringing out particular colours in your furnishings by matching them to the feature wall.

2. Depending on which wall you choose to paint or wallpaper as your feature wall, it can give the appearance of shorting or lengthening a room. A light wall in a dark room will appear further away, adding length. Similarly, a dark wall in a light coloured room will shorten a room.

3. As mentioned above, a feature wall can also deepen or lessen recesses in a room, depending on whether you use light or dark colours. If you want to deepen recesses and alcoves then you use light colours in a darker surrounding, and the opposite if you wish to lessen the effect.

4. A feature wall can also alter the mood of a room entirely!

5. Using the same psychology as point 4, you can make ceilings in rooms seem higher or lower depending on the colour. Darker colours will lower the appearance of a ceiling. This is a method often used in period houses with very high ceilings.

6. Whilst a feature wall can be achieved by painting it, wallpaper can also be used.  Wallpaper is great for getting the same effect by wallpapering your feature wall. Depending on the colours and pattern of the wallpaper, it can be even more so in some cases.

So it’s time to experiment!

View looking up a flight of stairs to a turnabout on the stairs and down to next turnabout on left. Brown bannisters in centre and green walls on both sides. Pattered wallpaper with blue, green, orange, red and white with flowers leaves and birds on full length of walls on both turnabouts hung by Impressions painters and decorators wallpaper hanger

A wallpapered feature wall we did on the landing of a staircase

Bedroom wallpapered with a patterned grey wallpaper by Impressions Painters and Decorators. Chrome and glass-topped bedside table with a chrome lamp and white lampshade on centre left. Bed with a large green satin covered headboard, green pattered cushions, grey cushions, white duvet and grey satin bed cover at the bottom of the bed. Matching chrome bedside table on opposite side of bed. Adjoining white paintedwall with a grey and green-trimmed curtain and partial view of a window

A wallpapered feature wall we did in a show house in Dun Laoghaire

Left side view of a wallpapered wall by Impressions Painting and Decorating wallpaper hanger with a teal and white pattered wallpaper, and a centre wall painted teal with six alcoves on either side and a glass fronted fire at the bottom. Cream carpet with a wooden sideboard and bronze square legs in the middle right beyond the fireplace with a tv on top. Beyond it is an inbuilt shelf painted teal

A painted and wallpapered feature wall we did in a living room in Killiney

Do you want a painted or wallpapered feature wall in your house?

If you are thinking of getting a feature wall, then give Paul at Impressions Painting and Decorating a call on 0872704879 or fill in the contact form and we’ll call you back.

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