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Feature Wall Inspiration

Are you tired of looking at boring walls?

Adding a feature wall can bring new life to tired interiors. Projects range in intensity and boldness. Whether you want a show-stopper or a subtle touch of intrigue, we are firm believers that there is a feature wall for everyone and every home. 

The other beauty of a feature wall is that they can be easily “turned back”. It only takes a couple of licks of paint to cover over most painted walls, meaning that if your landlord isn’t a fan of your handy work you can quite easily set it straight before you leave. That said, we have a feeling the landlord will love it! 

Feeling like it might be time to shake up your space? Let’s look at some of our favourite ideas for feature walls to get the inspiration flowing!


1. Colour Blocking

Colour blocking is a unique way to create art directly on your walls. The main principle of the color blocking trend, long since a staple in the worlds of art and fashion, is to combine different colors and hues. 

In interior design colour blocking means painting bold coloured shapes onto walls. It is used to add depth, interest and, of course, colour to spaces! With colour blocking there really are no rules and no limits to creativity. It is an interior design trend that has come to stay no matter the style or the season. 

The other reason we love it is that, despite looking ultra-professional and hyper-creative when seen in a home, it is surprisingly easy to achieve. It just requires a little imagination and a somewhat steady hand. The Roomix Colour Blocking kit will make sure you have all the bits you need at hand, and a selection of beautiful colour palettes to choose from. 

Colour Blocking Designs we love: 

  • Paint a block over two adjoining walls to draw the eye through the space 
  • Make an archway
  • Try painting several shapes to craft an intriguing, overlayed colour   
  • Using a colour block to frame a piece of artwork or a mirror. 

Get creative with this idea — there’s a lot you can do!

Check out @our_bears_home on Instagram, she used our colour blocking kit to transform her study with sand tones.  @crack_the_shutters created this green look with our colour block kit. You can see more of her beautiful home on Instagram

2. Shelves or Mirrors

It might sound obvious but a feature wall does not have to mean bold colour. In fact, a white wall can be the perfect blank canvas for an interesting set of shelves or a mirror.

Well-designed shelving can be a visual feast for the eye in itself. A vase of dried flowers or a few well chosen books can be a delight. Be careful that your feature shelves do not become a dumping ground for family “stuff” like junk mail or keys. If the purpose of your shelves is to elevate a wall, then you should treat them as a piece of changeable and malleable art.  


Another feature wall feast for the eyes, is to find a big bold mirror! Finding the perfect mirror is easier said than done, but we recommend second hand furniture stores or Ebay for some amazing finds. The effort of the search will be worth it when it’s on the wall. The reflection will automatically make the room seem bigger. Hanging a mirror opposite a window, reflects extra natural light around the room, elevating the brightness of the space. 

3. Wall Panelling

Whether you have a new build property and want to add some character, or have a older home and want to elevate the traditional features, Wall Panelling can be a fantastic feature wall option. 

Though originating back to the 15th Century, through its combination of sharp, lines and bold squares, Shaker Wall Panelling, has a modern statement look. Traditional Wall Panels, using pinewood mouldings, can work beautifully as a classy frame for a bed.  

Before you decide this is too hard and jump to the next idea — hear us out. Putting up Wall Panelling isn’t as hard (or as expensive) as you might think.

The Roomix Wall Panelling kit gives you all your wood, materials and instructions, to show you how to wall panel like a pro. The final result, however, is guaranteed to impress and your friends will be amazed at your skills. You don’t even have to tell them how easy it was — we’ll keep your secret!

With our all-in-one wall panelling kits, wall panelling isn’t as hard or as expensive as you might think

4. Feature Ceiling

Wait. Whoever said that the walls are the only place that you can feature? Most of us don’t look up when entering other people’s homes, but that’s because there is nothing interesting to look at. 

What if you went wild and put something interesting up there?

Pick a bold colour and paint the ceiling instead of the wall. Try Colour Blocking directly onto your ceiling, or maybe even overlap a wall and the ceiling! 

Pick a bold colour and paint the ceiling instead of the wall. Try Colour Blocking directly onto your ceiling, or maybe even overlap a wall and the ceiling! 

5. Wall Paper

Gone are the days in which a boldly, patterned print must go around the whole room. 

In fact, for those of us scarred by the overwhelming wall papers adorning rooms in the 80s, we might need some convincing that there is a better paper-way. 

Papering just one wall, or a section of a wall, can allow for some bigger, brighter patterns without overpowering a space. Combing a papered section with a more soothing, neutralising paint tone allows for a fun, feature for the eye - without making a room unliveable or un-relaxing. 

Papering a section of your room let’s you go bolder with pattern and colour without overpowering the space and saves you some money too

Feature Walls Made Easy

This all sounds great, but you might be hesitant. We get it, DIY projects can seem intimidating if you’ve never done them before. A feature wall can be a bold statement - and it can be a scary statement if you get it wrong! 

But, tackling a single wall versus a whole room is a great way to get started. An amazing way to add unique creative impact and design to a space.

At Roomix we have Wall Panelling kits and Colour Blocking Kits designed to make these projects simple. We give you all the tools, materials and guidance you need to get started. Designed with beginners in mind. All that’s left is to roll up your sleeves. 

We can’t wait to see your feature wall creations!