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How to Create a Moody High End Feature Wall

A well done feature wall can seriously elevate a space and turn it from blah to wow! Feature walls, especially those done with trim, can look intimidating. But they are surprisingly easy if you just follow a few steps and know a few tricks to simplify!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by 84 Lumber but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Prep the space



First remove everything off the wall including light switch and plug covers. Remove any furniture, pictures, nails, and fill nail holes. Then wipe down the wall for a clean starting surface.




If you are planning to change your wall color, now is the time, before trim is added. Once the trim is added you can’t really use a roller to apply paint, so it is just a bit more tedious. Quick tip: Go slow and use an angled brush to cut in along the wall/ceiling line and above the baseboards. It takes a bit longer than regular painting but then you can avoid all the prep with painters tape which saves both time and money.

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Decide your design and spacing



There are countless options when deciding how to layout your feature wall. I wanted something a bit more luxurious and traditional for my master bedroom space, so I chose a full wall wainscoting type design.

The free website inchcalculator.com can help you figure out your board spacing if you want it!

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