Today, I’m launching a new weekly series on my blog called Feature Wall Friday!
My favorite part of any room transformation is always installing a feature wall. I love the element of surprise and creativeness that goes into making a wall or two stand out. The rooms that wow me generally always have an accent wall of some sort, and I’ve been saving bookmarks of great rooms I see online long before Pinterest even existed. There is so much more you can do with a feature wall other than painting it a different color than the rest of the room, a la Trading Spaces.
So, each Friday, I’m going to share a great feature wall with you. Some may be put together by interior designers while others may be from creative DIY bloggers. At any rate, I’ll share ideas with you on how I think you could install a similar wall in your own home.
Our first feature wall comes from none other than Anthropologie. As you most likely know, Anthro has some of the most unique and stunning window displays in the retail world today. The styling for their catalog shoots are no exception. In this image, Anthro is selling its Illusorio Console, but I can’t get past my love of the black chalkboard paint wall to actually “see” the console.
This wall would be an easy one to DIY. The walls (and floors, actually) are made from sheets of plywood screwed to a frame (or the studs in your existing wall). If you already have smooth walls, there’s no need to add plywood, but it’s a great idea for those of us who have textured walls. The designer then painted the plywood with black chalkboard paint, which you can buy at any craft or home improvement store.
I would treat this wall as if it wasn’t actually a giant chalkboard. Pretend it’s just a black wall, so hang art or photos just as you would in any other room. Use chalk for a few key drawings here and there, but let the dark wall be the statement here.
Could you go for an entire chalkboard paint wall? I seriously need to work on my chalk drawing skills.