The feature wall trend shows no signs of slowing down, showing up on several home design trends lists for 2019. A modern accent wall can help spruce up any room in the home, from the living room to the bedroom, helping to add depth and personality to the space.
If you want to make your walls part of the conversation, then don’t be afraid to try a feature wall design, unlike anything you’ve seen before. We take a look at some of the trends you can expect for this year that are a far cry from your average painted accent wall.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Feature walls aren’t just about creating a dramatic focal point, but when used creatively they can also help to transform a small room and make it seem more spacious. Hanging a large mirror to add depth is a feature wall idea that you don’t come across often.
Of course, you don’t have to stick to the bedroom or living room for this one; as you can see, this feature wall has been created in the hallway and makes a dramatic impact as soon as you walk through the door.
Textured surfaces are very on trend at the moment, and incredibly popular for accent walls. However, not just any texture will do the trick, as it’s all about the natural look. Ideally, focus on a recycled, sustainable finish, using materials such as bricks, seamless timber cladding, stone, and slate split face tiles. Using recycled (or upcycled) material can work towards reducing the cost of your remodeling, while adding to the uniqueness and appeal of the design.
Textured feature walls look good in any room, whether that’s the kitchen, dining area, bathroom, or dining area; don’t be afraid to get creative. The great thing about using natural, earthy materials is that they pair very well with the grey and black color palettes that are very in at the moment.
Bespoke Graphic Images
Advances in custom-made digital printing for both murals and tiles have impacted the design world, working its way onto feature walls everywhere. With this technique, you can use any graphic image you like, and the digital print will be entirely tailor-made for you, making it truly unique. Whether you are looking to inject a bit of fun and personality to your bathroom with graffiti tiles, or create a beautiful children’s book scene in your nursery, the possibilities are endless.
Wallpaper continues to grow in popularity, thanks to the multitude of designs, colors, and textures on offer. The great thing about using wallpaper for a feature wall is that even if it’s on the pricey side, you don’t need much to make a statement. Fabric wallpapers are very in vogue at the moment, particularly luxurious silks and wonderful linens, so don’t be afraid to push the boundaries to create a standout look.
No matter what type of accent wall you choose for your home, the best way to go about it is to start off with the featured space and then furnish and decorate the room around it. The accent wall will act as the starting point for the room’s aesthetic, directing the rest of the patterns, texture, and color in the space to create a cohesive look.