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


  • Reply Judith March 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

    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!

  • Reply mel March 8, 2013 at 4:01 am

    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

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily March 8, 2013 at 7:10 am

    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

  • Reply Preciously Me March 8, 2013 at 7:35 am

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

  • Reply cassie {hi sugarplum} March 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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

  • Reply Emily March 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    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!

  • Reply Tim@designmaze March 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    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!

  • Reply Mikey F. March 10, 2013 at 12:38 am

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

  • Reply rachie March 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Lovely colour and loved the article! xxx

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