How To Design A Feature Wall

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Looking for guidance on how to design a feature wall? Discover our top tips and advice for making your feature wall complement the chosen style of your room.

When starting with a blank canvas for a feature wall, the possibilities for design routes to take are limitless. It all comes down to what your personal style is, the tones and colours of existing furniture in the room, and what effect you want your feature wall to have. At Custom Creations, we provide bespoke fitted furniture for bedrooms, lounges, home offices and more, read our top tips for how to design a feature wall below.

Choosing your feature wall

The first step if you haven’t already, is to choose your feature wall. Also known as an accent wall, a feature wall is used to highlight a rooms focal points. For example, when using the right design, a feature wall can make fitted furniture, bespoke TV units, or fireplaces stand out more. Feature walls are also a method of bringing more colour into a bland room. This is because the design and colour differ to that of the other walls within the room.

To choose your accent wall, you need to decide what wall you want to draw attention to. It is best to pick a wall which you notice immediately when walking into a room. Choose a full wall as opposed to one with windows for maximum impact.

Another tip is to avoid choosing a wall which is in direct sunlight to protect your design from heat. You can have more than one feature wall if you think it is necessary or brings the room together, so don’t feel limited to just one. With that in mind, try not to use too much or your feature wall will stand out less. Find the right balance of colours and textures when planning how to design a feature wall.

Design tips for feature walls

When looking for inspiration for accent wall ideas, it’s best to determine whether you want one complete colour or patterns and motifs.


Often, the best and most simple way to highlight a feature wall is to give it a different colour of the paint. This can be bright colours, dark, pastel, or more neutral tones. It all depends on the style you want your room and what furniture pieces are already in place. For furniture with earthy colours such as browns, light greys, or khaki green, choosing a neutral colour is softer on the eyes and will complement the other colours from the room.

For rooms where all the walls are white, opting for a bold colour which suits the furniture will catch the eye more. However, if your style is minimalistic, then painting one wall a lighter tone of pastel will also work wonders. Some people also choose to match their fitted furniture in lounges to the accent wall. This can be done by buying custom made fitted furniture or painting it the same colour as the wall.


Wallpaper is a great method of bringing more than just colour to your feature wall. With various patterns and designs to choose from in an assortment of colours, wallpapers can really liven up the design of a room. From floral to patterned, or picture designs, there is no limit to what you can achieve. It is highly recommended you do not use wallpaper for accent walls around fireplaces which have not got heat regulators. This is because the wallpaper is likely to get damaged from the heat over time and will not maintain its durability. The same goes for bathrooms, paint is more suitable as the heat and humidity will damage the wallpaper.

Hopefully now after reading this blog, you will have gained more insight into how to design a feature wall for your home. 

Custom Creations have an extensive choice of eco-friendly fitted furniture which can be made bespoke to fit your exact requirements. If you are looking for fitted bedroom furniture in Dorset please get in touch with a member of our team. With years of experience and interior design knowledge, we can recommend the most suitable room design ideas for you. Call 01202 823231 or email today.