If you're looking for a way to add some personality and style to your home, consider using wallpaper as a feature wall. There are so many great options to choose from, so you can find one that perfectly suits your taste. In this post, we'll share with you the benefits of using wallpaper for your feature wall as well as give you 20 ideas to get you started!
What is a feature wall?
A feature wall is a specific wall in a room or space that is highlighted with a unique design element, such as a bold colour or interesting texture. This focal point can add visual interest and draw the eye to a certain area of the room. Feature walls are popular in living rooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms, but can also be used in offices or commercial spaces.
Creating a feature wall can range from simply painting it a standout colour to installing custom tile or wallpaper. Some choose to display a gallery wall or hang an oversized piece of artwork on their feature wall. The options are endless, but it is important to consider the overall design aesthetic and flow of the space when selecting a feature wall treatment.
One important note: a feature wall should not overwhelm the room or clash with the existing design. It should complement and enhance the space, rather than detract from it. Proper planning and consideration will result in a stunning feature wall that elevates the entire room.
Benefits of using wallpapers for feature wall
We may be biased, but here are the many benefits of using wallpaper to create your feature wall:
- Wallpapers offer endless design options and can easily be changed or updated.
- They add texture and depth to a room, creating visual interest.
- They are cost-effective compared to other feature wall options, such as tile or wood panelling.
- Wallpapers can be used to hide imperfections in walls, providing a smooth surface without the need for costly repairs.
- They are easy to clean and maintain, simply requiring occasional wiping with a damp cloth.
- Using wallpaper on a feature wall can add a personal touch to any room, making it feel more like home.
Feature wall ideas with wallpaper
1. Create a focal point with a tropical mural wallpaper
There's no denying the allure of a tropical paradise – the vibrant hues, lush foliage, and the promise of escape. A tropical mural wallpaper like the Palm Paradise Wallpaper can help you bring that sense of paradise right into your living space and transport you to your favourite vacation spot every time you enter the room.
Featured: Palm Paradise Wallpaper
Check out our other tropical-inspired wallpapers!
2. Don't be afraid to play with scale – try an oversized abstract design for maximum impact
If you're a fan of contemporary aesthetics and bold statements, an oversized abstract design might be your perfect match. These wallpapers don't just occupy space; they own it. With bold brushstrokes, geometric patterns, and a harmonious cacophony of colours, oversized abstract designs demand attention. The beauty of these wallpapers lies in their ability to seize the spotlight without overwhelming the rest of the room. They effortlessly blend modern art with interior design, creating an impactful visual that can tie together various elements in the space.
Featured: Geometry Wallpaper
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3. Add an unexpected pop of colour with a vibrant and bold geometric wallpaper
Injecting energy and personality into a room is made easy with a vibrant and bold geometric wallpaper. Geometric patterns inherently catch the eye, and when drenched in lively and contrasting colours, they can instantly elevate the room's mood. What's great about these wallpapers is that they can be the catalyst for a room's colour palette. Integrate some of the accent hues into cushions, artwork, or smaller decor items to weave a harmonious thread throughout the room.
Featured: Stella Wallpaper
4. If you prefer a more subtle look, opt for a soft, muted wallpaper with a faux brick or stone pattern to add dimension to the room
Bold and vibrant designs aren't everyone's cup of tea, and that's perfectly fine. For those who lean towards understated elegance, a soft, muted wallpaper with a faux brick or stone pattern is an ideal choice. These wallpapers introduce depth and texture to a room without stealing the spotlight. They offer a delicate backdrop that's perfect for experimenting with furniture, lighting, and accessories.
Featured: Industrial Ivory Wallpaper
5. Create a statement piece with bold, oversized floral wallpaper
Floral patterns have graced interior design for centuries, and they've evolved beautifully over time. Bold, oversized floral wallpaper designs such as the Adora Vintage Floral Wallpaper take this timeless pattern to new heights. Imagine walking into a room where the walls are adorned with larger-than-life blossoms, making an unequivocal statement. This type of wallpaper can infuse romance and drama into any space, whether it's a bedroom, living room, or dining area.
Featured: Adora Vintage Floral Wallpaper
Select one of your favourite flower-inspired wallpapers from our beautiful collection of floral wallpapers.
6. Opt for a faux wood design to add warmth to the space
You can capture these aesthetics of the allure of rustic charm, and the warmth of a log cabin without major renovations. These faux wood designs exude warmth and texture, creating a welcoming ambiance that's perfect for unwinding. The versatility of these wallpapers means they can seamlessly blend with various interior styles, from farmhouse to industrial chic.
Featured: Hardwood Panels Wallpaper
7. Make a statement with a bold black and white wallpaper print on the feature wall, and keep the rest of the room's decor simple and neutral
Sometimes, simplicity holds the most power. A bold black and white wallpaper print on the feature wall exudes minimalist elegance. The high-contrast combination creates a striking visual, and by keeping the rest of the room's decor simple and neutral, you allow the wallpaper to shine. This approach is perfect for those who appreciate clean lines and a modern aesthetic.
Featured: The Wharf Wallpaper
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8. For a playful touch, choose a whimsical polka dot or confetti print wallpaper on the feature wall in a child's bedroom or playroom
Children's spaces are a realm of boundless imagination, and whimsical wallpapers are a wonderful way to set that imagination free. Picture a feature wall adorned with polka dots or confetti prints, infusing the room with playfulness and joy. These designs are versatile, adaptable as your child grows, and create a space where creativity knows no bounds.
Featured: Confetti Shower Wallpaper
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9. Striped wallpapers are ideal for creating an illusion of space in a small room
For those grappling with small rooms that feel more like cosy nooks, striped wallpapers are a secret weapon. Vertical stripes, in particular, create an optical illusion that draws the gaze upwards, tricking the eye into perceiving more space. Whether you choose bold, contrasting stripes or subtle, tone-on-tone variations, this design choice can revolutionise compact spaces.
Featured: Swiss Cottage Stripes Wallpaper
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10. Create an industrial chic look with exposed brick or concrete inspired wallpaper designs
The industrial chic trend has taken the design world by storm, and it's not hard to see why. Exposed brick or concrete-inspired wallpaper designs epitomise urban edginess and character. You don't need an actual loft to achieve this aesthetic; wallpaper can deliver the same impact. These wallpapers create an exquisite backdrop for sleek furnishings and metallic accents, capturing the essence of the trend.
Featured: Industrial Concrete Wallpaper
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11. Bring the outdoors in with a nature-inspired print, such as a scenic landscape mural
Nature possesses an uncanny ability to soothe, and incorporating its elements into your living space can be transformative. A nature-inspired wallpaper, whether it's a serene landscape or an enchanting tropical mural, can transport you to your favourite natural spots. These designs work wonders in creating a sense of tranquillity, perfect for bedrooms, home offices, or reading nooks.
Featured: Carol Mountain Landscape Wallpaper
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12. Add subtle elegance to any room with a wallpaper with metallic accents
Subtle touches of metallic can infuse a room with sophistication without overwhelming the decor. Metallic-accented wallpapers add a touch of glamour and elegance, catching the light and creating nuanced visual intrigue. Whether it's the glint of gold, the shimmer of silver, or the warmth of copper, these accents harmonise seamlessly with a range of colour palettes and design styles.
Featured: Le Montparnasse Wallpaper
Check out our other wallpapers with metallic accents!
13. In the bathroom, try a wallpaper in a fun nautical design to add some personality to the space
Bathrooms are often overlooked in the world of design, but they hold as much potential as any other room. Introducing a vibrant wallpaper can infuse character into this often-neglected space. Experiment with tropical prints for a spa-like atmosphere or nautical designs for a coastal charm. Prioritise moisture-resistant options, ensuring your chosen wallpaper thrives in the bathroom environment.
Featured: Coastal Shorelines Wallpaper
Check out our full range of nautical-inspired wallpaper designs!
14. Add vintage charm to your space with classic plaid wallpaper designs
Classic plaid patterns evoke a sense of nostalgia and vintage charm. By integrating classic plaid wallpaper, you can blend a timeless aesthetic with a fresh, contemporary touch. Plaid wallpapers transition seamlessly between rooms, from bedrooms to living spaces, while effortlessly straddling the line between traditional and modern settings.
15. Create a cosy, rustic feel with faux wood plank or shiplap wallpaper
Rustic decor embodies the warmth of countryside cottages and a sense of belonging. Faux wood plank or shiplap wallpapers are key players in achieving this aesthetic. These wallpapers exude a sense of cosiness and texture, creating an inviting environment. Their adaptability means they can effortlessly merge with a variety of design styles, amplifying your space's rustic charm.
Featured: Shiplap Wallpaper
16. Use a map mural wallpaper to add a travel-inspired vibe
For the wanderlust-stricken souls and avid travellers, a map mural wallpaper is the ultimate feature wall choice. It encapsulates the allure of exploration, adding a travel-inspired vibe to your home office or study. Each glance at the map can evoke memories of past adventures and dreams of future journeys, making it a truly personalised feature.
Featured: Explorer Atlas, World Map Wallpaper
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17. Bring home the cosy and inviting farmhouse style with subtle floral prints
Elevate your living space with the timeless charm of farmhouse style infused with the delicate allure of subtle floral prints. This enchanting combination creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, where rustic elements blend seamlessly with elegant floral motifs. From soft furnishings to wall decor, discover how the gentle beauty of floral patterns harmonises effortlessly with the tactile textures of farmhouse decor, transforming your home into a haven of cosiness and tranquillity. Experience the art of balance as you embrace the understated elegance of farmhouse design, enhanced by the soft, natural hues of floral accents.
Featured: Irene Floral Wallpaper
Check out our full range of wallpapers for farmhouse interior design!
18. Embrace playful charm with unique animal prints or illustrations
Animal prints and illustrations bring whimsy and character to your space. Imagine a feature wall adorned with a captivating menagerie of creatures – from majestic elephants to playful pandas. These designs are perfect for both adults and children, adding an element of surprise and sparking conversations.
Featured: Lush Kingdom Wallpaper
19. Achieve the zen vibe with a Japanese-inspired wallpaper design
The Zen philosophy has a serene, calming quality that many seek to replicate in their living spaces. A Japanese-inspired wallpaper design can capture that essence. Think delicate cherry blossoms, tranquil koi ponds, and the simplicity of minimalist Japanese aesthetics. This feature wall transforms your space into a haven of tranquillity.
Featured: Kasumisou Japanese Wallpaper
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20. Add the look of opulence with an elegant marble wallpaper
Marble is synonymous with opulence and luxury. By introducing an elegant marble wallpaper to your space, you infuse it with a touch of grandeur. The intricate veining and lustrous quality of the design create a timeless elegance that complements a range of interior styles.
Featured: Opulent Marble Wallpaper
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Elevate Your Walls, Elevate Your Space: Discover the Perfect Wallpaper for Your Feature Wall
No matter what style you choose, wallpapers can add the perfect finishing touch to any room's feature wall. Experiment with different patterns and textures to make your space truly stand out. Be sure to check out our bestseller wallpaper collection – we’ve got tons of great options for you to choose from! Happy designing!
Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?
We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.
Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!
Benefits of our wallpapers:
- High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
- Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
- Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects.
- Antimicrobial Protection
- Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
- Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
- Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.
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