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A feature wall, also known as an accent wall, can breathe new life into the décor of your home or office space without having to redecorate completely. We've compiled a guide to booking a feature wall installation.

What does a feature wall expert do?

A feature wall is one wall in a room which uses a bolder colour, texture or material compared to the other walls. Feature walls typically work best in a room with neutral coloured walls, and can be as simple as a wall painted in a bold colour, or as complex as a stone wall.

A feature wall expert specialises in decorating and building these types of walls, and generally have a combination of design and building experience.

How do I book a feature wall installation?

You can book a feature wall installation by finding a specialist decorator directly online or over the phone, using a comparison website, or by searching a directory. Using a comparison website like Airtasker, Hipages or Oneflare, you can post the specifics of your job and then compare quotes from different experts to find the one that best suits.

How much does a feature wall cost?

The cost of a feature wall depends on the work to be done. Painting or decorating an existing wall can cost a couple of hundred dollars, while building a new wall from scratch is more expensive. You will need to have the decorator come to your property to give you a tailored quote.

How do I compare feature wall services?

To compare services, you should collect quotes to get an idea of the cost, what the decorator will be able to do, and how long it will take. Make sure to check what is included in the cost and whether the decorator will charge additional fees. Look at customer reviews and feedback to make sure the decorator is recommended and able to do the work you require.

How should I prepare for a feature wall installation?

To prepare, you should decide which wall you want to decorate. Remove any TV brackets or wall hangings. Clear the area of furniture and other items to prevent damage and give the decorator room to work. Dust and clean the wall if you are having an existing wall decorated or gather materials such as bricks or reclaimed wood if you are having a wall built.

You should also make sure the decorator will have parking and access to your property at the time of your appointment.

How long does a feature wall installation take?

Depending on the size of the wall, it can take several days to decorate or build a feature wall. Painting a wall can be done in a day, while building a new wall will take longer.

What to consider when booking a feature wall installation

When booking a feature wall installation, you should consider the experience of the decorator or builder in doing similar work, their customer feedback and how much they will charge. They should also have the right insurance to cover the work.

Do I need to be home for a feature wall installation?

You do not need to be home during the installation if you are able to provide the decorator with access to your property, by leaving a set of keys or electronic entry codes.

Pros and cons of feature wall installation

Pros

  • Update the décor in your property without having to redecorate completely.
  • Provides visual flair to an otherwise boring room
  • Your feature wall will look more professional than a DIY job

Cons

  • Hiring a feature wall specialist can be more expensive than doing it yourself.

Frequently asked questions

Can I install my feature wall myself or should I book an expert?

You can decorate or build a feature wall yourself, although a feature wall specialist will have the skills and experience to install the wall to a high standard.

How do you build a feature wall in a bedroom?

There are several different ways to design a feature wall:

  • Hang patterned wallpaper
  • Use coloured paint
  • Paint a mural
  • Decorate a headboard panel
  • Create a gallery of photos or art
  • Place wall decals
  • Hang mirrors
  • Install shelving
  • Hang a rug
  • Paint the ceiling an accent colour
  • Install wood or other textured panelling

Do feature wall experts need any qualifications or a licence?

Requirements for painters and decorators vary depending on the state in Australia. There is a certificate in painting and decorating qualification, and some states require a licence for jobs over a certain value.

In addition to checking the qualifications and licence relevant to your state of the decorator you are looking to hire, you should check their references and customer reviews to make sure they are reputable and have the experience to do the work you need.

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