A feature wall can make a great statement in a room by giving the room interest. A feature wall can be any wall that attracts the eye and you can create one without painting a detailed mural or engaging in another such time-consuming and often highly artistic project. You can add simple horizontal stripes of paint or a grouping of mirrors, or you can cover the entire wall in faux brick or mirror tiles to create a feature wall you'll love.
Covering a large wall in mirror tiles can be expensive, but if your budget will handle it, it's worth considering for several reasons. Mirror tile is easy to put up yourself and quite easy to keep clean. Beveled mirror tile looks the best and is considerably more costly than flat-edged mirror tile. However, a feature wall of mirror tile can really open up your space if the part of the room reflected in it looks great to start with.
Faux brick can make a nice feature wall and it can look especially attractive in rooms with wood floors, a brick fireplace and a Persian-inspired area rug. Be sure to get good quality, realistic faux brick for your wall. If you choose faux brick that looks obviously fake, you'll probably give your room a cheap rather than chic look. If you want a white or pastel-colored brick look, you can do this really inexpensively by buying a cheap faux brick that still has a realistic texture and painting it yourself. However, it must be able to hold the paint, so you could try it somewhere such as a small wall in your laundry room first to see how it will look.
Mirror groups can create a feature wall in any room. For example, you can create a feature wall that is attractive and dramatic by placing full-length, rectangular mirrors with a black border together to form a headboard in a bedroom. An easy way to create a feature wall in the space above a staircase is to choose a trim color and then hang a collection of mirrors in different shapes and sizes that have that color of trim.
Horizontal stripes of paint look more modern than vertical stripes, but are done in much the same way. Careful measuring to keep the lines straight is the most important thing here, but you can make tiny chalk marks along the wall as you measure. Use painter's masking tape to lay the stripes. Wide stripes in varying widths painted in three or four shades of the same color can be a refreshing and striking way to create a feature wall in your home.