How to Integrate Feature Walls With Window Treatments

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How to Integrate Feature Walls With Window Treatments

8 June 2017
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Feature walls can have a dramatic effect on any living quarters. If you have chosen a relatively subtle colour scheme for your lounge or dining room, for instance, then decorating one wall with a much more dramatic pattern or tonal quality will really make the overall décor stand out.

However, some interior designers think that certain walls are unsuited to become feature walls. Usually, this is because they have large windows or sliding patio doors in them.

This means that the splash of colour that the feature wall affords is diluted by what you can see outside. A strident burnt orange wallpaper design or a deep teal paint covering somehow looks incomplete when the look is broken up by a picture window. To overcome this issue, use a complementary window treatment. Here's how you do it.

  • The Perfect Blind Installation for Graphical Designs

You can find it difficult to make a feature wall look good with a highly graphical design if the image is broken up by windows. Tessellating, two-tone graphical images are ideal for many feature walls and afford a modern look. However, if you opt for a striking wallpaper that provides it, then you will need blinds that keep the look going when they are shut. Fabrics which match graphical wallpapers are available that are ideal for roller blinds. When you want to achieve a coordinated look for your room, simply drop the blind or blinds in question so that the pattern lines up. This approach works equally as well for glazed doors as it does for windows.

  • Go Horizontal With Plantation Shutters

Thanks to their opening and closing louvres, plantation shutters are the ideal thing for any feature wall which features horizontal lines or stripes as a part of its design. The great thing about adjustable louvres is that they can work like a Venetian blind and create a uniform look when they are closed. Equally, when you want a less coordinated look, you can simply flip the louvres open or open the shutters completely. Plantation shutters can be painted in any standard RAL or Pantone finish in order to match your wall's chosen colour scheme.

  • Floor To Ceiling Feature Curtains

When you have a feature wall that needs to look impressive day or night, opt for lengthy curtains. Ones that hang from the ceiling all the way to the floor are ideal for rooms with plenty of glazing, such as those with bi-folding doors. When curtains of this sort are drawn shut, they create the feature wall effect rather than any paint or wallpaper that you might apply in other situations.