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Unique Wallpaper Ideas for Your Home

Are you looking to add a touch of uniqueness and freshness to any room in your home or office? Look no further than the power of a carefully selected wallpaper for a feature wall. From overlooked spaces like chimney breasts to alcoves and staircases, there are endless possibilities for creating captivating and memorable ambiances.

In this article, we explore a range of wallpaper feature wall ideas that will inspire your next renovation project and transform your space.

1. Alcove Wallpaper Feature Wall

An alcove refers to a recessed space found in the wall of a room, and an alcove wallpaper feature wall can transform this often-underutilised area into a standout feature. By applying wallpaper to the wall behind an alcove, you can create a focal point that adds depth and dimension to the overall aesthetic.

Utilising unique wallpapers, you have the opportunity to accentuate the alcove and turn it into a functional and visually appealing space. Whether you choose to showcase your book collection, display your wine assortment, or highlight art pieces, the right wallpaper selection can elevate the alcove's charm and make it a captivating element of your room. It's about giving these alcoves the attention they deserve and transforming them into something truly special.

We have chosen to feature @la_belle_au_bois_dormant_
as a gorgeous example of how to decorate your alcoves with wallpaper. 

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2. Living Room Wallpaper

Looking to add a touch of charm to your living room? Say hello to the power of wallpaper! Even if you don't have alcoves or want to keep things simple, there's a fabulous way to make a statement. Just focus on the largest wall or the one that grabs your attention when you enter the room
Now, picture this: a bright and bold wallpaper that truly reflects your unique style and adds that much-needed personality to your home. We absolutely adore how @bohohome_ade nailed it with their living room design. They opted for a stunning botanical wallpaper feature wall behind the couch, creating an instant focal point that brings nature indoors.

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Image by @Bohohome_ade

3. Staircase Feature Wall

Is your staircase wall lacking in visual appeal? A statement staircase feature wall can breathe new life into this dull area and enhance the overall aesthetics of your home.

By using a beautiful wallpaper print, you can create a memorable experience for visitors and make the staircase appear more spacious. Vertical stripes or minimalist designs can give the illusion of a taller staircase, adding a touch of elegance and charm.

Here is a gorgeous statement staircase wallpaper by @the.able.home

by @the.able.home

4. Bedroom Wallpaper Feature Wall

Your bedroom is a sanctuary, and a wallpaper feature wall can elevate its ambiance. Choose a focal point and select a wallpaper that complements the overall style and mood you want to create. Play with patterns like floral, geometric, or damask, and consider adding texture for extra visual appeal.

By balancing the busy wallpaper with simpler furniture and accessories, you can create a harmonious and stylish bedroom retreat.

We love this vibrant bedroom wallpaper feature wall by @macomefaccioafartutto.

Shop similar styles in our wallpaper category.


Image by @macomefaccioafartutto


5. Chimney Breast Wallpaper Feature Wall

A chimney breast wallpaper feature wall has the power to anchor the design of a room and create a captivating focal point around the fireplace. By selecting unique colors, patterns, and textures that reflect your personal style, you can infuse the space with depth and dimension. The careful choice of chimney breast wallpaper allows you to tie all the elements of the room together, resulting in a unified and cohesive look.

Take a look at this stunning example by @pinklondonhome, where they transformed their chimney breast into a bar area. This showcases how you can seamlessly blend the chimney breast by matching the wallpaper to the surrounding walls, creating a harmonious flow throughout the room.

On the other hand, if you want to make a bold statement, you can opt to wallpaper only the chimney breast, instantly making it the standout feature of the space. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to personalise your chimney breast to perfectly suit your style and create a visually captivating area within your room.

Image by @pinklondonhome

6. Entryway or Hallway Wallpaper 

The entryway or hallway serves as the gateway to your home, and it sets the tone for the rest of the house. With a well-designed wallpaper feature wall, you have the opportunity to create a memorable and welcoming atmosphere right from the moment someone steps inside.

Imagine greeting your guests with a burst of vibrant colours, creating an energetic and lively ambiance. Alternatively, if you prefer a clean and sophisticated look, a monochrome style can exude a sense of elegance and simplicity. The choice of wallpaper in your hallway or entryway can truly make a lasting impression and set the stage for what awaits within your home.

We especially love this choice of wallpaper by @lamaison.singuliere.

Here, they have chosen a style that is monochrome in colour, with a playful pattern so that it still stands out.  This makes a perfect balance if you'd like to go for something in between two styles!

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Image by @lamaison.singuliere

7. Dining Room Wallpaper Feature Wall

The dining room is more than just a place to gather and share meals; it's a space where memories are created, conversations flow, and special moments unfold.

If you're looking to infuse your dining area with a touch of personality, a dining room wallpaper feature wall can be the perfect solution. By carefully selecting the right wallpaper style, you can transform your dining room into a captivating space that enhances every dining experience and leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

We couldn't help but share one of our favourite dining room wallpaper renovations by @charlottelilford. The use of colour in the kitchen dining area creates a vibrant and inviting atmosphere, instantly transporting you to an al fresco dining space.


8. Office Wallpaper

A clean, well-decorated office increases productivity by eliminating distractions and injecting energy. Why not create a feature wall behind or in front of your desk to enhance efficiency and motivation?

Wallpaper can add visual appeal and set the tone for the office. Like how people can show their individuality through the wallpaper in their house, one can reflect the company's brand values through an office feature wall. You can choose a more sophisticated wallpaper design as a backdrop for meetings and important events.

On the other hand, you can opt for a wallpaper with a motivational quote or welcoming wallpaper to create a sense of relaxation.

We love this choice off wallpaper by @elm_terrace_interior

                                                                                                   Image by Elm Terrace Interior


In conclusion, a well-designed wallpaper feature wall can light up any room. It can enhance the beauty of a space by creating focal points and setting a tone. It also allows individuals to tap into their creative side and infuse their homes and offices with inspiration and self-identity. 

At La Redoute, we offer a wide range of luxury wallpapers Here are some of our favourites below, inspired by this post.

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