Off the wall, on the wall

Off the wall, on the wall

Forget solid-hued feature walls to jazz up your home.

When it comes to drawing the eye to a single wall in a room, more off-the-wall ideas are catching on.

Feature walls, also known as accent or focal walls, have caught on among home owners here in the last couple of years. This is largely due to more people buying LCD televisions, says interior designer Arean Wong of Space Vision Design.

The 40-year-old says: "In the past, clients never asked us to design a feature wall. But with the LCD television, they want something that will hide wires. So we build a feature wall around the television."

He adds that feature walls have gone beyond having just a single solid colour, which was the common option when the trend first surfaced.

Citing a project he did with curvy glass panels, lit with LED lights against a black backdrop, he says: "Younger clients are also really into design, so they don't just want one colour. They don't mind trying new materials or different shapes."

Take Mr Yee Dingyang, 31, and Ms Lee Jing Jing, 29, who created a feature wall with cheery yellow stripes. A wire mesh panel runs the height of that wall and continues on the ceiling.

The married couple, who live in a four-room HDB flat in Ghim Moh Link, worked with interior designer Li Ziqi, 31, from Oats on the look.

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