The point of a feature wall is to draw your eye to a certain point of a room. This can be in order to draw you physically deeper into the room. It also the point at which the rhythm of a room starts and ends. It can help anchor a room. All these statements sound quite conceptual. What they are alluding to is that human psychology requires certain feedback from an interior to feel comfortable in it. Indeed, some interiors are designed asymmetrically to make you slightly uneasy. This ‘unease’ can be perceived as excitement or invigoration.
What Can A Feature Wall Achieve?
So this much-talked-about wall can be a starting point which orients all the furniture of the room. It indicates to users the direction of the flow of the room. If it is the texture it will add softness, warmth and femininity to the room. If it is smooth, reflective or metallic, for example, it will add masculinity, a formality (i.e. don’t snooze in this room) or cleanliness (a neat and clean doctor’s office). It can simply be the wall that the TV is hung on or it is the wall behind a reception desk, drawing people in towards it, giving them confidence that they are going in the right direction in a large entrance lobby.
If in a dark color at the end of a long skinny room it can shorten the room and reduce the long, skinny galley feel. If it is mirrored in a square room (our minds find square rooms boring as they don’t give it an interesting rhythm), the room will look rectangular and indeed much larger. The latter is only achieved if furniture items or artworks, placed at different depths, are reflected in the mirror.
Is There A Cost-Effective Option?
This is where your best interior home painter comes to the rescue. Yes, there is a cost-effective solution. The above-mentioned claddings of stone, metal, mirrors or cabinetry and wallpaper can work out to be C$18 per square foot. Paint can come in different textures such as leathered, aggregate, high gloss and cashmere. Remember that the less texture there is, the easier it will be to clean. The focal point does not need to be textured though. A contrasting color can be as effective and keep things simple. If you have a lot of interesting things in the room already, like art, collectibles or special fabrics, you don’t want the focal wall to be so dominant as to create a visual cacophony. Getting the balance right is important.
If you have any questions about the best interior home painter advice call 6 Star Painting today and one of our knowledgeable and highly skilled paint specialists will help you find the right solution for your interior.