A feature wall can add depth and interest to any room. Here is how to give your home the interior designer touch by taking some stylish fabric and putting it on a wall for a fashionable effect. Best of all, it is easy to do, and when you decide you would like something else, it is simple to remove. More and more people are looking to add unique elements to their homes in order to create a truly bespoke look.
Basic supplies you will need include enough material to cover the wall, a ladder, liquid starch, a paint tray, roller and extension pole to reach all areas, a tape measure, spirit level and cutting equipment. You may also want to contact a Carmarthen skip hire company if you have a lot of materials to dispose of in order to create your statement wall.
To begin, prepare your wall by making sure it is clean and free of nails. Fill any holes. You want a completely smooth surface. Measure the wall’s centre point and align it with the centre of fabric when held vertically. The ultimate idea is to fill the wall with vertical panels of fabric. With the first panel centred, use an edge of the fabric – with the pencil and the spirit level – to make a plumb line to the floor. This will be the line your panels are aligned with.
Panels in Place
Trim the raw edges of your fabric neatly and cut panels to fit the wall – a bit longer than the height of your wall if you need to match patterns. You may need to make cut-outs to accommodate power points (turn off the electricity before you start).
Apply liquid starch liberally to the centre of the wall from the tray with the roller, and put the first panel in place, lined up with the plumb line. Then line up your other panels with the first, eliminating air bubbles and wrinkles, and coat each one with starch.
Choose your fabric to complement the room. According to The Telegraph, damask is quite theatrical and could add drama to a grand room. Cotton could suit a summery chamber, and it is easy to buy cotton fabric online.
A friend could be helpful in putting the panels in place. Once dry, they can be taken down for cleaning or removed without damaging the wall beneath.