I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous 9 interior styling tips we’ve brought you from Martina Hrubes at Ruby in Design. You still haven’t had enough? Well then here’s the 10th and final installment. You’re ready to take it to the next step! This is where it all comes together!
A feature wall should always be a main wall that is positioned towards you and that you look at the most; in other words a focal point. In a bedroom it is usually where the bedhead is. But hallways can also be an option. If you have a big bathroom and some money to splash out, then go for something like mosaic tiles with a custom design. If you are on a budget then look for something like wallpaper, which is currently enjoying a revival. Some people have a family photo wall, others use the fireplace as a styling feature.
Pinpoint your feature wall and create a wow factor!
- (From tips 1 & 2) Now that you’ve analysed your personal style, take it in your first round design concept consideration. What style and theme do you want to create?
- (From tip 3) Is it a different colour you would like to add to a wall? Then look at some colours you think would fit in with the rest of the room.
- (From tip 4) Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, look at different options for paint finishes and wall coverings that reflect that colour of your choice. You can also add texture or pattern by sourcing wallpapers, vinyl and fabrics as another option.
- (From tips 5 & 8) Think of the mix of styling elements you would like to add into the scheme. For example, what art, occasional furniture or accessories you would like to involve?
- (From tip 7) The right lighting will finish off the scheme. Go through the various lighting options previously discussed. Will you need background, task or accent lighting? How would you like to add the wished for lighting effect?
Note: It is very important to take your time and not to rush into anything. If possible get in samples and compare the different options, so you can keep the big picture in mind while absorbing the different elements. Sometimes when you start you will make changes during the process of development and that is absolutely ok, if not necessary. Therefore do it step by step so you are in control of your decisions and the end result.
The result? A real decorator’s masterpiece that you can be proud of!