Feature Walls: every home should have one

Remember that fresh and energising boost you feel as you walk into a newly decorated room in your house? It’s time to bring that feeling back by injecting a fresh dose of modern vintage into your home – and we’ve got the inspiration to help you.

At G Plan Vintage HQ, we’ve been looking into feature walls that have left us oozing with inspiration, and we couldn’t resist sharing our findings with you.

Savvy shelving.

Shelving isn’t just a functional way to clear clutter and store books, magazines, photos and your time-honored possessions. Turn them into a focal point full of personality and impact. Use mismatched sized boxes, line them with wallpaper samples, and upcycle old and quirky shelving units at auction houses.

 Savvy Shelving 1 Savvy Shelving 2

 Or use shelves to display artwork in a host of different sized vintage frames – which brings us swiftly onto our next discovery…

Savvy Shelving 3

Gallery Wall.

No longer should frames be restricted to windowsills and mantelpieces. Adorn them across your walls and create an intriguing feature piece – structure them in a linear fashion or go with a more haphazard, laid back vibe. As well as pictures of life’s important moments, from weddings and friends to new family additions, you could also use box frames filled with holiday memoirs, ticket stubs and souvenirs.

 Gallery Wall 2 Gallery Wall 3

 Hint: to find a layout you love when hanging pictures, use bits of brown paper or old wrapping paper cut to the same dimensions and stick them on the wall with blue tack – it makes the process a lot calmer!


Let’s not overlook a brilliant classic. Wallpaper is a great way to pull out a feature wall and add a distinct umph to your room. We couldn’t think of a better photo to show this than the one below featuring The Fifty Nine and The Sixty against Graham and Brown’s retro inspired wallpaper.

 Wallpaper 1 Wallpaper 3

 If you’ve got a feature wall you’d like to share, head over to our Facebook page or send us a picture via Twitter.

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