Following on from La Maison Interior Design previous tips about how to successfully and easily create a feature wall, they’ve come up with a few more unusual, quirkier ways to achieve the look.
In this two-part series of quick, easy room updates, La Maison are addressing the most common question they get asked during consultations with their clients.
In part one, they gave us the skinny on feature walls, which are a fantastic way of adding drama and impact to any room. It creates a focal point within a room, and lets you put your own, very individual, stamp on your home. It also allows you to experiment with colour and texture on a small scale, without necessarily committing to a whole room.
Custom prints – the world is your oyster when it comes to feature graphics on a wall!
La Maison have had large-scale images custom printed for clients for feature walls in studies and children’s bedrooms. It’s a great way of creating a feature which is truly unique and personal.
Maps are a very popular request, which look fantastic, but are also a really fun way of sneaking a bit of educational décor into a child’s room! We work with some great printing companies that can really create anything your heart desires! (Come talk to us!)
Natural Textures – if you are lucky enough to have a wall of exposed old brick in your home, it can make a fantastic feature wall; introducing warm, natural colours and textures into your room.
It can be especially effective when juxtaposed with a gilt-framed mirror or artwork. We love the large prints from Voyage (www.voyagedecoration.com) for a pop of colour. Timber cladding can also give a warm, cosy, cabin-like feel to a room.
Left bare, or painted in your favourite Annie Sloan (www.anniesloan.com) colour, it’s great for any Scandi or shabby chic styled interiors. Our team of talented specialist joiners can create a bespoke look for every nook and cranny. We can work with all tradespeople on your behalf that are working on your project.
Tiles – Feature walls are not limited to our living spaces and bedrooms, and feature tiling is a way of adding impact to a kitchen or bathroom. Laying brick-shaped tiles in a metro or herringbone style is a great way of adding interest to even the plainest tile, and large slabs in a bathroom create a really dramatic, sleek effect.
Here at La Maison, we love sourcing the most current styles of tiles and finding really creative and elegant ways to use them.
Oversized Accessories – Large mirrors and clocks are a very simple way of adding impact to even a plain wall.
Clocks work especially well in a dining room or kitchen, and mirrors work well in narrow areas, like hallways and landings, that are in need of some depth, and in darker areas that are in need of a little extra light.
We love the oversized clocks available from Thomas Kent (www.thomaskentclocks.com).
Join us next time when we will be talking about… well, why don’t you let us know what you would like us to cover?
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