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Bold printed wallpaper feature wall, sofa, shelf, table, chairs and ceiling light.

Fabulous feature walls

Creating a feature wall is a simple and high impact way to transform any room in your home. Take a look at our 10 best ideas to add a dramatic focal point to a space, from a chic French toile de jouy design to fashionable shimmering metallic wallpaper.

Choose a feature wall in an elegant symmetrical botanical print. Position a dark-wood console table and large mirror against the wall and team with vintage-style accessories such as a tasselled lamp or picture frame.

Open up a narrow room with a feature wall along one side to add interest to the space. Choose a modern monochrome wallpaper design and team with wood flooring and furniture.

Metallics are a hot trend in wallpaper right now. The softly shimmering effect it creates is a great option for feature walls. Enhance the look by introducing metallic furniture such as a mirrored side table or a silvered chest of drawers.

A perfect setting for toile de jouy wallpaper is an attic or guest bedroom to add a welcoming feeling to a space. If the room is small and you don’t want it to overwhelm the wall just decorate the lower half, or below the picture rail. Paint the top half of the wall in a natural hue to tone with the the wallpaper.

Add a bold feature wall in the bathroom or kitchen with a patterned feature wallpaper or paint colour that really pops. Keep the rest of the room scheme neutral.

An oversized headboard in a bold block colour or sumptuous texture makes a great standout feature in a bedroom. Position the headboard against a powder-blue floral patterned feature wall for a luxe feature wall feature.

For a calming and sophisticated room design, in the living room or bedroom, try layering neutral tones. Add interest to a relaxing design with darker tones on one wall, such as a chocolate or olive green hue. Introduce subtly patterned fabrics with furnishings to build up depth to the space.

Bold printed wallpaper feature wall

In this open-plan living area, a boldly patterned wallpaper packs a punch, while an overscaled purple pendant light anchors the scheme.

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Photograph by Eleri Griffiths