Alternative feature wall ideas

16 November, 2015

An impressive statement wall can give your interior space that wow factor, and transform an ordinary backdrop into an extraordinary interior design. Whether you choose to give your traditional feature wall a twist with exaggerated colourful patterns, or channel the latest trends with industrial-style hanging wall lights – there are ample options to create symmetry and space with alternative feature walls.

Here we explore the best feature wall ideas to suit your home style.

Gallery walls

Single statement pieces are a thing of the past, with the gallery wall trend fast becoming a favourable option for collectors of beautiful things. When done right, this classic design tool can be carefully arranged to add colour and texture to a room. But art can be expensive, and wallpaper can provide the perfect alternative to creating the artistic look without the price tag. To channel some serious Nordic interior styles, Photowall’s range of designer wallpaper is perfect to add into your gallery wall. Choose a range that matches your interior style, then fill your frames with beautiful art.


Floating shelves

Shelving that blends into the interior palette creates depth and purpose. Use shelving in any corners you wish to make the most of, then accessorise using colour schemes reflected in your décor. Leaning artwork on your shelves plays into the Nordic interior trend, and bold typographic style prints look stunning next to modern metallic accessories. Not sure how many shelves to hang? Three in a row can provide additional storage space and more opportunity to accessorise and coordinate with your current home furnishings.


Wall lights

Wall lights hung like art are a big thing in interiors this season, with oversized single letters and symbols being used together with artwork to create striking spaces in your home. Hang some unfinished brass pendant lights on hooks in your kitchen for a touch of industrial chic, or dining room to create a luxurious and vibrant feel. Try and match your lighting cord to your chosen interior palette – monochrome kitchens look fabulous with black and white checked lighting cord.

Which of these alternative feature wall ideas will you be using?