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Are feature walls still in?

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Greencheese Thu 30-Oct-14 22:34:51

Just that really. We have a huge living room to decorate and it's a bit overwhelming. I've got a blank canvas, but it's just a bit too blank, I can't seem to decide on anything.

So feature wall of wall paper maybe? Or is that naff?

Riverland Fri 31-Oct-14 00:14:44

To me, a feature wall of wallpaper is totes naff.

But painting a wall a different colour is timeless, it's never going to go 'out of fashion', I've been doing it for 35 years in various homes and it just works

LittleBearPad Fri 31-Oct-14 00:26:12

They've been over for ages, sorry.

Riverland Fri 31-Oct-14 00:39:28

Best to stick with what works for the space rather than fads of fashion, in decor, imo.

peggyundercrackers Fri 31-Oct-14 10:35:52

do what you think is best, don't worry about fashion - whatever is in fashion now will be gone in a year so doesn't matter what is fashionable unless you want to change it all the time.

Greencheese Fri 31-Oct-14 18:21:12

Ooooo, now I don't know! It's a through lounge and dining room so it kind of needs something. I was drooling over some F&B wallpaper <then died when I saw the price> . I have to have a good think. Thanks.

Mampire Fri 31-Oct-14 18:24:48

I have a decorator prparing my walls to paint tomorrow. I think when plaster dry, im going to do off-white with the alcoves either side of fire orange, then put up white shelves. Might be out but i know what u mean about a canvas being too blank. My mum ad dad's sitting room is anaemic imo. They meant to get a few briggt lamps and cushions but they are all too subtle.

Mampire Fri 31-Oct-14 18:27:53

I hate wallpaper myself. Would never put up wallpaper.

FamiliesShareGerms Fri 31-Oct-14 18:34:57

I don't like feature walls - never have

Mampire Fri 31-Oct-14 18:41:23

Is painting recessed walls a bright colour naff too?? I dont read home magazines as i cant afford to be tempted. I do want to do it how i like it but i dont want to spend money making it look dated!

SwedishEdith Fri 31-Oct-14 18:45:37

Agree with Riverland. If you want to use different colours in different parts of the room, then do.

Cocolepew Fri 31-Oct-14 18:45:44

Do what you like, why does it have to be 'in'?

gamerchick Fri 31-Oct-14 18:53:56

Do what you want to do.. what you get enjoyment put if. It doesn't matter if it's 'in' are we all sheeples now with our browns and greys?

I do shit like this and I care not a jot what people think as it makes me happy wink

Mrsgrumble Fri 31-Oct-14 18:53:58

I'm not into them but what I would love is panelling on the bottom half of the walls and paper (subtle print) above.

Not brave enough though, so just have one colour and a huge mirror on feature wall

LoveVintage Fri 31-Oct-14 18:55:37

Personally I hate feature walls, but have the courage to do whatever you want and like, and to hell with what anyone else thinks.

burnishedsilver Sat 01-Nov-14 10:13:09

Changing wallpaper is a pita. Changing paint is easy. Go with a paint feature. You're not stuck with it if you change your mind or get sick of it.

I buy home magazines......its an addiction. They are still showing houses with feature walls but mostly in bedrooms.

Greencheese Sat 01-Nov-14 20:46:42

Thanks for all your comments. I think I've been blinded by the lovely wall paper in home magazine and just don't know what to do with it. I share your magazine addiction burnishsilver

After having a think and a good mooch on Pinterest I think we are going to go for reinstating the picture rail and then painting below that, with above the same as the ceiling. I think anyway ha.

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