Completely change the look and feel of a room in your home by applying an interesting treatment to one of your walls. Let me share with you 5 beautiful wall treatment ideas that I love, plus an exciting event I’m taking part in this month!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Edmonton Renovation Show. As always, all of the opinions here are my own.
One of my favourite wall treatments are wall murals. You can find a whole host of permanent and removable wall murals on the market in all sorts of styles and scales. They usually come in strips that you trim to size and apply like a wallpaper to your walls. I still adore our oversized floral wall mural in our guest bedroom (you can read more about our guest bedroom makeover right here).
If you love feminine, modern farmhouse space as much as I do, I have some exciting news for you! I’ll be recreating it at the 2020 Edmonton Renovation Show this month in a feature called Insta-Inspirations where three of us Edmonton “Instagrammers” are sharing our most-liked rooms. Take a “scroll” through our creations and find the Insta-Inspiration you need to do-it-yourself!
I’ll also be speaking at the show on the main stage on my 6 tips on starting a room makeover. If you’re stumped to even begin a room renovation, I have a tried-and-true method that I know will give you the motivation & guidance you need to get going! Catch me on the main stage on Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 5pm.
The 2020 Edmonton Renovation Show runs from January 24 – 26 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. You can find more information and buy your tickets right here. I hope to see my local friends there!
Boldly Painted Feature Wall
One of the most cost effective an easiest ways to make a wall stand out is by painting it a bold colour that contrasts with the rest of the walls in your room. In Little A’s bedroom, I painted the wall behind her headboard a deep emerald green. This feature wall colour was the darkest colour on a paint chip strip, and the rest of the walls were the lightest colour. That’s a no-fail way to find a feature wall colour – simply choose a deeper shade on the same paint chip! See more of Little A’s room right here.
Board & Batten
Another favourite is board & batten trim. This is a timeless look that can work for a traditional or transitional home, and it’s pretty easy to DIY once you get the hang of it! I’ve put up board & batten in many areas of our home – the living room, dining room, breakfast nook & powder room – and I did it all myself with some basic tools. You can find my DIY board & batten tutorial right here.
It was popular in the 80s, and now wallpaper has recently made a comeback. This decade’s wallpapers are more graphic, more oversized, and are usually applied to one wall or above a chair rail for an updated look. I kept a more traditional looking wallpaper in our powder room, and placed it on the top half of the walls so that it wasn’t too overwhelming. See more of our powder room design here.
Shiplap rose to fame in the last decade with the help of the popular TV show Fixer Upper. This horizontal, planked wood look was featured in many of Chip & Joanna Gaines’ home makeovers, and it works in most rustic & farmhouse inspired homes. There are lots of ways to get the shiplap look (many people cut MDF down to strips and nail it to the walls), but I’ve loved using peel & stick wood planks from Stikwood to make mine. It’s so easy! See more of our basement renovation here.
Any of these feature wall options can add a ton of character to a space and make a room look so stylish. Choose one that matches your home style, and give it a try!
Also, I’m so excited to see some of you at the 2020 Edmonton Renovation show this January 24 – 26! If you have any home decor or DIY questions, make sure to come by and ask after I speak on the main stage. I’d love to meet you!
Now tell me: Which of these wall treatment ideas is your favourite? Will you be at the Edmonton Renovation Show if you’re local?