Ideas for a feature wall

While you might want to make a change to your home, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you want to do the work yourself. Luckily, you don’t have to as we are here as the skilled painters and decorators Darlington can rely on for expert results.

A Feature Wall?

People tend to get sick of their decor after long enough and think about trying something different. A popular idea is to add a feature wall – one that is markedly different from the others. This brings attention to the part of the room you choose. You can make it feel bigger, or more inviting and cosier.

There are a few different ways you can add a feature wall, so here are some ideas to consider.

Wallpaper Patterns

A simple trick with countless possibilities is to add wallpaper to one of your walls and paint the others. You can look at options with small repetitive patterns, big and bold ones, something with a metallic sheen, or geometric designs. You can use vertical stripes in a small room to make it appear more spacious and also give the impression of a higher ceiling.

If you want to try something a little different, we can apply vinyl and fabrics.


You don’t have to add wallpaper to your walls as different colour paint can have a great effect. However, you will need to choose the right shade to go with the rest of the room. Try pairing a neutral or pastel with something bold and contrasting. Alternatively, have your accent wall a darker shade than the rest of the room. You could even choose the same shade but as a matte or high-gloss version to give a subtle accent.


Choosing where to have this wall is up to you. You might choose to emphasise an area with a splash of something different or separate your dining space. If there is already a focal point in the room like a fireplace or a space filled with photographs, a feature wall can make it stand out even more. For those rooms lacking a focal point, you can add this in.

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