If inside you dream about being that brave homeowner who paints her full home in Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue, but can’t bring yourself to make such a bold choice, the term “statement wall” might be music to your ears.
Statement walls are hardly a revolutionary term when it comes to interior design, but it’s fair to say they’re seeing a resurgence as we enter the autumn/winter season. From wallpaper to reclaim brick slips to bold colour choices, there are so many statement wall ideas to brighten up one room without having to decorate all four walls.
As you can see from this Australian bungalow above (featured on Architectural Digest), the use of this deep forest green paint in one corner provides the perfect backdrop for a living plant wall. By attaching plant boxes to the wall, painting them the same colour green to blend in, and placing overhanging plants at different levels, the designer has been able to create quite the reading nook.
Decorating success doesn’t always come in the form of dark shades or contrasting colours. Sometimes it can be the simplest of pairings – black and white. It was actually the image above of Kimberly Duran aka Swoonworthy‘s bedroom makeover, which sparked the idea for this blog post. How gorgeous is this linear wall mural? It works effortlessly with the blush pink bed, with a similar style of print illustration seen on the Christy bedding.
Image Credit: Three Bird Renovations
Now this is an example of how black and white can make a bold statement. I’ve featured the office makeover of Australian design trio, Three Bird Renovations previously, but I wanted to highlight again just how stunning this black and white dalmatian print wallpaper looks against the white walls and simple white and wood furniture. Plus, it creates the perfect backdrop for their amazing neon wall sign.
Retaining a light, airy feel to the rooms featured above, floral wall murals and delicate monochrome print wallpaper add to the space without taking the spotlight. I absolutely love how pretty this nursery feels, tying in the pastel colour palette in one stunning floral print. The smaller black and white polka dot print, meanwhile, is a subtler option for those that loved the Three Birds Renovation HQ, but don’t have the expanse of wall to carry off such a large motif.
Image Credit: The Pink House
I fell in love with The Pink House as soon as laid eyes on it and having met homeowner and founder of The Pink House Blog, Emily, in real life, I can say her amazing house is the perfect reflection of her personality. This kitchen makeover was one of those moments on social media which make you stop doing whatever you’re doing and try to take in every design detail. The floral wallpaper complements the blue cabinetry perfectly, while the pink tiles bring out the small pink accents in the print.
Warmer tones can be found in these statement walls, from this oversized vintage map mural – adding a large dollop of personality in what looks to be a Parisian period property – to the prettiest autumn woodland inspired wallpaper design by American Etsy design house AnewallDecor. This is teamed with natural materials and tactile fabrications for a Californian design vibe.
Image Credit: Living Etc
Finally, we have the epitome of urban glamour. A house tour I discovered on Living Etc, this terraced north London property features the most amazing dining space created by interior designer, Daniel Hopwood. As the home itself is a large open plan layout, Hopwood was keen to plan different zones, with personalities for each segment. The wall mural used here definitely does that, especially juxtaposed against the industrial dining table and rich velvet chairs.
So there you have it, 10 statement wall ideas set to make you swoon. Which was your favourite? It’s a tough decision right? Let me know you’re favourite and if a statement wall is something you’d try in your own home down below.