Feature Walls

 

 

One of the most dramatic ways to make a design statement is to create a feature wall.  This could be a focal wall in a room such as a bed wall or sofa wall.  This could be a main wall in a foyer.  This could be a technique to pull a wall toward you. Whatever your need or preference, a feature wall is always a great addition to your space!

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A darker paint color, an intricate tile pattern, reclaimed wood planks can each be used to create a spectacular feature wall.  The above 3-D wall was created by making a fretwork-like pattern with wood trim pieces and then painting walls and trim one color.

A dining room can often easily host a feature wall due to the minimal furniture. Below is an example of a wooden wall that adds much warmth and texture to the space.

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Feature walls can be simple or complicated, but the effect is similar.  They will bring visual interest to your room or space and will help create an atmosphere.  And that’s what great design does!

Check out more of our favorite feature walls on Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/intbydesign5/walls/

 

 

 

Furniture Focus

Having a piece of furniture that demands attention can add visual interest and create a focal point in any room.   The focal point is the place where your eye is drawn to in design.  Most people enjoy visually interesting spaces but need a place to “rest” their eyes.  Providing a focal point is helpful to everyone experiencing a space.

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Check out this gorgeous room!  There are so many amazing details vying for your attention that your eye quickly finds solace in the perfectly scaled and colored sofa.  The yellow fabric adds the right amount of drama to the space without competing with all the other beautiful decor.  This sofa has enough gumption of its own to be a focal point and to not get lost in all the adornments surrounding it.

Using a piece of furniture as the focal point in your design is often a great way to anchor your space!