03/08/2013 // 10 comments

Mr. Bazaar’s Guide: How To Paint A Feature Wall


It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for just grabbing a paint brush and giving a room an instant makeover with a new lick of paint. I’ve never taken any painting classes, rather I just jumped in at the deep end by painting my university bedroom way back when and learnt the hard way – preparation really is key to a great result. Fast forward a good number of years and with numerous (more successful!) painting projects under my belt, I thought it would be useful to share with you all what I’ve learnt along the way. If you would like to read my full post on How To Paint A Feature Wall you can click here to head over to Laura Ashley’s blog – I hope you find it useful! Are you planning any painting projects at the moment, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor


08 / 8 / 2013

Painting the masking tape before applying the “real” paint is such a helpful tip. Makes the lines so much sharper! I’ll try to remember this next time I’ll paint my walls (or something else). Thanks Will!


08 / 8 / 2013

Hi Will! Oh yes, I’ve been thinking about it for a year! We’re renting while we are in NZ and while I love my villa, the most painful part would have to be the walls but the job seems too huge – I know, I painted our place in Sydney! But hey, I think I’ll do it, perhaps room by room…if the landlord agrees. Mel

Caroline @trend-daily

08 / 8 / 2013

What a lovely blue Will! We have a charcoal grey feature chimney breast and a wallpapered feature wall with Sandersons dandelions clocks. The only thing is, I fancy a new wallpaper design and it’s really not as easy to change-I think it will have to wait a couple more years!! See you tomorrow sweetie! X

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

08 / 8 / 2013

@Caroline – Your wallpaper sounds fab! Check out this post on removable wallpaper before you change it, might be an option! http://www.brightbazaarblog.com/2013/02/my-living-room-a-wallpaper-idea-for-rentals.html

Preciously Me

08 / 8 / 2013

This light blue is perfect with your “handmade” curtains!

cassie {hi sugarplum}

08 / 8 / 2013

Such a pretty color…how are you so cute with a paint roller in your hand?!


08 / 8 / 2013

Thanks for this post! I’ve been wanting to paint my bedroom for a while but didn’t really know how to start or how to make it look nice. Thanks for the tips!


08 / 8 / 2013

Thanks for the tips Mr! I have been doing some paintings in my house as well but never thought of loosening up the light switch plate (not not taken it off completely) when taping the eges, and use the white paint on the edge first to act as a seal before the real coat begins!

one thing I always forget is to wipe the walls with a clean cloth as well. thanks for the reminder!

Mikey F.

10 / 10 / 2013

Actually YES. I’ll be painting one of the walls in my bedroom. Great tips. Thank you.


10 / 10 / 2013

Lovely colour and loved the article! xxx