A feature wall (also known as accent walls) is a selected wall in your home where different textures, patterns, shapes and materials are used to accentuate the space. It’s versatile to suit the aesthetic preferences of anyone. Whether you prefer a loud or subtle design, a feature wall is perfect for reflecting your personality.
POPULAR FEATURE WALL DESIGNS
Feature wall designs have to be installed professionally. And because of that, you can easily see your vision come to life no matter what your preferences are.
Brick Feature Wall
A brick feature wall is the go-to for fans of rustic interior design as the exposed brick wall offers a unique hominess like no other.
Marble Feature Wall
When combined with modern furniture, a marble feature wall adds a simple yet elegant touch to the room. However, it’s best not to do marble for both the wall and flooring in the same room as it may seem overdone.
Mirror Feature Wall
The reflective characteristic of a mirror provides an illusion of a larger room – a smart option for smaller houses pursuing a luxurious ambience.
DISADVANTAGES OF HAVING A FEATURE WALL INSTALLATION
While a feature wall offers endless possibilities, there are limitations to it.
A typical HDB feature wall costs between $1,000 – $3,000 to install, depending on the following factors:
- The surface area of the feature wall
- Number of cabinets installed
For condominiums or landed properties, it’ll cost more due to the height of the houses. Therefore, for homeowners with a tight budget, it may not be feasible to install a feature wall.
Feature wall designs may get outdated within 2 to 3 years. So, if you’re planning to change it up, you’d have to fork out even more money to uninstall it before installing the new design again.
PAINTED FEATURE WALL DESIGNS
An excellent alternative to the regular feature wall fixture is to do up a painted wall! You can either hire a professional painting service or do some DIY painting. Here are some wall paint design ideas!
Geometric Painted Feature Wall
A geometric feature wall can quickly be done with some painter’s tape. Stick the tape based on the geometric pattern you like and label each triangle with a colour. After you’ve ensured that the colours are evenly spaced out, go ahead and paint them in! It’s best to have about 3-4 colours for geometric walls.
Ombre Painted Feature Wall
To achieve ombre walls, you’ll need to apply a coat of primer before painting to allow the paint to adhere. Start with the darker colour first and paint in even strokes. Then, apply the other colour(s) and blend the shades while the paint is still wet.
HAVING A FEATURE WALL IN YOUR HOME
While a feature wall is not a must-have, it ties the look of your home together nicely. Plus, there are numerous options to choose from based on your style and budget!