These days, getting your home’s decoration to the height of fashion seems easier than ever to achieve, and not to mention a good deal cheaper than it used to be, but why is this? Well, for one, the historical tendency to fill your home with as much lavish furniture and artwork has faded completely and we’re now in an age where minimalism rules the roost. Alas, in an age where anyone can afford to go out and get the same style as you, how can you stand out? Well, in our estimation there’s no better way to make your home as vibrant and interesting as you as a person are than with a feature wall.
But what is a feature wall? Well, these days our homes are all make use of the same few colour palates with very little variation. Think about it, when was the last time you stepped in to a friend’s home and saw something other than wall to wall neutral colours and sparse furnishing? It’s a rare sight these days, but installing a feature wall isn’t about making a turn away from minimalism, but is instead is about making a statement about both your home and personality. In theory, it’s as simple as applying paint or wallpaper to one wall in your room, but in practise it lifts the entire space out of the doldrums of everyday home living and puts it in the world of elite home living.
Put your own personality on your home.
We’re all desperate to put our stamp on our homes, and what better way is there than to express your personality with a decoration which stands out. Whether you’re going for bold colours in paint or selecting from the multitudes of potential wallpapers for your home, you’ll be sure that you’re displaying not only your home to the fullest but also your personality.
We’re big fans of wallpaper this season and there’s plenty of choice out there, from the modern twists of classic prints that Anna French specialises in, through the glorious 50’s tones of Sanderson’s collection, the angular modernism of Cole & Son’s Geometric Collection through to the curious nature of Andrew Martin’s Engineer collection, there’s a style to suit every room and mood in your home, so don’t fear experimenting here.
The state of interior decorating these daysreally is a sad sight to behold, with so many moving towards the mass produced middle, we’re starved for real design flair and surprise when we’re looking around a house. Feature walls aren’t the only thing you can do, but if you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to bring style and flair into your home than we can think of no better way to do it than through the introduction of a feature wall. So go ahead, get out there and see what a difference you can make to your homes decoration and resale value.
Holly Powell writes for Robinson and Neal, a high quality supplier of paint and wallpapers.