Bedroom Feature Wall Ideas

Room recipe: Wallpaper workshop

A bold feature wall gives this room a whimsical edge
Jody D'Arcy

Touches of whimsy abound in this bedroom. What makes it work? Here’s our Room recipe to show you how.

Bedroom with feature wallpaper
(Credit: Jody D’Arcy)

“The wallpaper is a 1950s design, and to me it has such a timeless look.”

Julianne, Homeowner


Cole & Sons ‘Woods’ wallpaper, Annandale Wallpapers 

Splash of colour, Lime-coloured vintage chair, Local markets

Patterned cushions, Orla Pillow, Skinny Laminx

Print quilt cover, Orla Kiely Giant Stem Granite Bed Linen (reverse print), Amara.


1. Begin by grounding the mix of print and pattern with a block colour rug in charcoal.

2. Add vintage furnishings such as retro credenza and Danish vintage mirror in similar timber tones. 

3. Introduce a mix of print and pattern with bedlinen in complementary hues.

4. Make a statement wall with densely patterned wallpaper that ties in thematically (e.g. stems/leaves/trees) and tonally (e.g. charcoal, dark blue, brown and white).

5. Finish with lamp, wall art and frames in pops of monochrome. 

Get the look

Get the look

(left) Orla Kiely Tiny Stem Duvet Cover, Amara // (centre) Cole & Sons ‘Woods’ wallpaper, Annandale Wallpapers // (right) Orla cushion, Skinny Laminx

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