These 5 fabulous feature wall ideas can transform your bedroom in a weekend

From parquet to florals, these feature wall ideas will get you on the right track if you want to revamp your bedroom in a hurry

Feature wall ideas
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Looking for an easy way to jazz up a bland bedroom? Feature wall ideas is it. 'Tis the season to act on your resolutions, so if you're planning a makeover of your sleeping space, you've come to the right place. Adding a dramatic focal point to your bedroom can be as quick as brandishing a paintbrush or rolling out some wallpaper, and it can completely change the look and feel of your space. Eager to get going? We've rounded up five wow-factor ideas for you below. 

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1. Make a bold move with parquet

Lucy Kemp Victoria Road house: Dark bedroom with parquet wood-effect wall behind bed

Parquet, Ebay. Bed, Button & Sprung. Side table, John Pye Auctions

(Image credit: Malcolm Menzies © Future)

Like thinking out of the box? Make like this homeowner and move your flooring to your wall with a parquet-effect feature. Homeowner Lucy bought reclaimed parquet flooring from Ebay and stuck it to the stud wall behind the bed, creating a panelling effect that blends in effortlessly with the dark scheme. A major change you can achieve in a weekend? We're sold! 

See more pictures of this extended Victorian home

2. Opt for a picturesque mural

Helen Wallace house: grey pattern feature wall behind dark colour bed with white bed linen, deep burgundy and floral cushions and pink throw

Mural, Anthropologie. Bed, Swoon Editions. Bedside tables, Next

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Wall murals, unlike wallpaper, are made specifically for feature walls, which means you can create proper high-impact results for relatively low prices – try Wayfair for a bargain. We love this one with a vintage design for subtle effect – and the grey palette makes it an ideal background for the pops of pinks on the bed. Very stylish indeed.

3. Get Scandi style with pale wood

Laura Stubbs house: Scandi-style bedroom with MDF floor-to-ceiling wardrobes

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More about simple and Scandi than dark and moody? You'll love this oak wall covering, then. Behind the wall, there's actually bespoke wardrobes made from MDF carcasses, but the covering is engineered oak flooring (there's that topsy turvy floor-to-wall trend again!), which looks amazing contrasted with the plain white walls. This also shows that a feature wall doesn't have to be behind your bed, either – use bespoke joinery like this to highlight interesting shapes or dramatic ceiling heights to amazing effect.

4. Dare to go dark

Pauline Simpkin house: Bedroom feature wall with dark black textured paint effect

Lime wash wall paint, Bauwerk. Cushions and bedlinen, H&M. Thrown, Dunelm

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Create instant impact with a dark feature wall idea. Easy to pull off with any scheme, you can counter a bolder surface by painting the other three walls in a light shade and adding natural texture and colour through furniture and accessories. Textured paint gives you the effect of wallpaper on a budget – this concrete effect has been created with lime paint for a rustic look. 

See more pictures of this dark and cosy home

5. Embrace fancy florals

Darran Heaney house: mid-century style floral pattern wallpaper

(Image credit: Philip Lauterbach)

Nothing says 'feature wall' like a fancy patterned wallpaper, and we're obsessed with this vintage style, which is perfect paired with a deep blue paint for a cocooning scheme. You can be as bold as you like with florals: opt for muted colours for a subtle feel, or go bright and beautiful with pinks, reds and yellows. The choice is yours!

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