You know those spotless, clutter-free, amazing looking rooms you see in magazines? That can be your home. Seriously! Fresh Living’s founder, Chantal Moloney created the company out of her combined love and talent for interior decorating and home improvement which paved the way to a career in Home Staging and Interior Redesign.
Chantal is an International Staging and Redesign Professional, bringing her talents directly to your door..and she is a Trusted Saskatoon Interior Decorator and Home staging expert!
NOW FEATURING: FEATURE WALLS
While paint can be a fabulous way to dress up a whole room, why not let the paint dry on a feature wall for your home?
Feature walls are an amazing way to make statements about yourself, and the space you live in; they can be bold, and are never subtle! The feature wall is meant to draw the eye, and combine your furnishings with your personality. Below are some of the types you can choose from, including the pair below, from our own staging collection
Paint is of course the primary element that feature walls are done with; usually, a lighter or contrasting colour is used to achieve the desired effect, but in some cases, texturizing (see above) can be done in order to work with a given texture that already exists in the room. This is a dramatic and usually well received effect.
We took inspiration from the two above to create “personalities” for these spaces using features that were already there; the fireplaces! In fact, if you have a fireplace with a mantel as well, you’re already halfway there. On the left, we see a carpet that matches the feel provided by the stonework of the fireplace, and on the right, an area rug is used to complement the mantelpiece, the surrounding cabinets, and the railings (back left; you may need to enlarge this one!). Both of these have other features that help create a centering wall; not just the fireplaces. On the left, we see a set of windows, and on the right, the cabinets and our little touches, like the symmetrical picture frames. It’s all meant to draw the eye.
More could be done, though, as we’ll see below:
As with fireplaces, textures can be applied to walls, as well; this earthly wall is lovely and dramatic, but tiling can also be used, in the right space.
Lastly, a few tips.
- Wallpaper can be a great option for adding to a feature wall!
- Rooms that are already “busy,” whether by home design, furnishing or size, likely don’t need much in the way of a feature wall; it can create an overwhelming effect. In the case of room size, small rooms are rarely suitable.
- Choose the wall carefully; this is meant to draw the eye toward space it would already be drawn!
- Consider using plants! Wall vines may be a bit of extra work on a rough-edged wall (the stone above comes to mind), but the overall effect can be magnificent!
Fresh Living strives to create clean, positive, uplifting environments that you can enjoy and feel proud to live in. Fresh Living are TRUSTED SASKATOON INTERIOR DECORATORS & HOME STAGER'S