Balance is everything – how to get your feature wall look great in just a few moves

Feature walls can take a room from ordinary to extraordinary. As cliched as that sounds, getting one for yourself is not as complicated nor costly as you may think. What you need is to create visual balance by using the art technique called composition.

Start by selecting the right wall. The key to that is not the wall, but the floor footprint: determine what is the best layout for furniture and how can you occupy the room to enjoy it the most. Once that’s done, then you look at the wall.

An easy example: in the living room the TV wall, once selected, is most likely your major accent wall – even though, the couch wall may also be a secondary one with complementing art.

 Courtesy of Dochia interior design, Image by Chris Harrison

 

Do not panic if the tv is not centred on the couch or on the wall, this happens much more often than you think. A great fix: think colour-blocking. The black TV does not have to be overpowering on a white wall. Instead, paint or use an interesting finish on a portion of the wall only! in order to correct any visual misalignment.

The wall feature here does not cover the full width of the wall. The TV is not centred on it, nor is it centred on the wall but instead, it is centred on the couch.


📌that’s why you start with the furniture layout 

The black paint at one end makes for a great transition to other areas in this open concept room.

Then get a low console and further skew the composition or, even a super-low ledge will ground your visual and provide just enough separation to the floor.

Once the composition is set, if you substitute one colour for another or one material for another, it will still work and not lose any of the attractiveness and visual power that comes with it.

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  1. chauhanmoniz says:

    This Is Image Copy Right Without Name Of Author Post This Is My Image

    1. chauhanmoniz says:

      please Post With Author Name

      1. Hi there,

        Our photography is from our own stock or rarely from free stock from the web, such as the one you refer to, that has been removed – which was obtained from a free-photos stock site called Unsplash. If that image was yours I suggest you get in touch with the site since they seem to have it wrongfully there. We do not use a lot of stock photos, most photos on my site are my own or the photographers we hire to document our work. Sometimes I get stock photography but strictly from free sources that we can use.

      2. hi, I just saw this note now, at the end of the chain. Your other messages do not suggest that you want it up so I’ve removed it. Hope all solved now!

    2. Hi there,

      Our photography is from our own stock or rarely from free stock from the web, such as the one you refer to, that has been removed – which was obtained from a free-photos stock site called Unsplash. If that image was yours I suggest you get in touch with the site since they seem to have it wrongfully there. We do not use a lot of stock photos, most photos on my site are my own or the photographers we hire to document our work. Sometimes I get stock photography but strictly from free sources that we can use.

    3. Hi there the current image is my image. The one previously loaded was from Unsplash, if there are copyright issues I suggest you get in touch with them as they do not request mandatory photography credits. I saw your note about the credit too late – would’ve done it but for now I opted to replace the photo. Thank you for your comment!

  2. vaibhav says:

    Yes This Is Image is Copyright No Author Name Post

    1. Hi there, the image came from a legit free-source site and has been removed – as per my reply to chauhanmoniz that claims to have the photography rights:

      “Our photography is from our own stock or rarely from free stock from the web, such as the one you refer to, that has been removed – which was obtained from a free-photos stock site called Unsplash. If that image was yours I suggest you get in touch with the site since they seem to have it wrongfully there. We do not use a lot of stock photos, most photos on my site are my own or the photographers we hire to document our work. Sometimes I get stock photography but strictly from free sources that we can use.”

    2. Hi there the current image is my image. The one previously loaded was from Unsplash, if there are copyright issues I suggested and directed the photographer to them to solve them with them as I do not own that site

  3. chauhanmoniz says:

    I am not said to remove that but post with the Author’s name.

  4. Joshi Vaibhav says:

    Yes, That is a True post with the Author’s name.

    1. Thank you, yes, I’m pretty sure the other one was a glitch. I’ll monitor better! But did you like the piece 🙂

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