Whenever I’m designing a space, my goal is always to enhance or create a focal point within the room. Often times that is done by making one wall stand out from the rest. There are lots of ways to make an impact in design but when it come to making a statement on a wall, these are the best ways to make an impact!
1. WITH WOOD
If a rustic look is your thing, using reclaimed wood to create a statement wall is ideal.
I love the texture and visual movement this plank wall brings to the space.
Painted planks add a rustic and charming feel. Mix in a few antiques and your room comes to life.
This look is for the true artist and someone with a lot of patience!
2. WITH PAINT
The cheapest and easiest way to create a focal wall in your home is with paint. Pull the color from a dominant pattern within the room to connect the dots.
Bold walls make a dramatic impact.
In a smaller space, stripes can work wonders to make the space feel larger.
I love this chevron pattern which add instant style!
3. WITH STENCILS OR DECALS
For a more artistic approach, stencils or wall decals will do the trick. With more intricate patterns you can just accent one wall or be bold and paint the entire space.
This accent wall draws you into the space and serves as a perfect backdrop to the table vignette.
A stenciled wall is the perfect accent for a foyer!
I love how this long foyer was given some visual interest with a wall stencil. The pattern adds interest without overwhelming.
Even a simple statement like this wall decal can have big impact and save you lots of money.
4. WITH CURTAINS
One of the best ways to soften a large space or one with lots of angles and wall is with curtain panels. Use them to frame a piece of furniture or hide a vast expanse of windows.
The curtains behind this bed give the sleeping area more impact and actually make this super large bedroom feel more quaint.
Elle Decor via source
A full wall of curtains is a great way to add visual interest and color.
I love the soft sheer drapes scalloped along this large wall. Not only do they add softness but they fill this large wall which would be hard to do with art or other wall decor.
5. WITH BOOKSHELVES
There is nothing more that I love than a wall of bookcases. I love the personality they add to a space in addition to the organization and structure they bring to a room.
These leaning bookshelves are fab.
via Emily A. Clark
Such a great way to create an informal library or office feel in your home. And of course adding an accent color to the back makes the shelves pop!
Another great bookcase wall using the Billy Bookcases from Ikea.
6. WITH WALLPAPER
Once a staple in the design industry, wallpaper is making a come back. Whether you use it in a small area or to decorate an entire room, wall paper is ideal when design, color, impact and style are needed!
Wallpaper added above a chair rail adds just the right amount of impact!
In a rental space, wallpaper panels (applied to foam core or sheets of plywood) are the perfect solution to adding impact to your walls.
Framed wallpaper makes a great headboard alternative!
There are so many great ways to create an impact wall within your home. The hard part is deciding which of these ideas is right for you!