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Follow our guide on how to create a striking tiled feature wall to wow friends & family

A tiled feature wall can be an excellent option to add a unique and eye-catching design element to your home. This piece allows you to play around with various colours, patterns, and textures without making the room look cluttered or spending too much money. 

If you want to spruce up your home's interior design, whether it's a minor or major change, choosing a feature wall is an easy yet powerful way to enhance your overall aesthetic and create a beautiful living area. Adding a unique touch to a room by painting or wallpapering a single wall has been a trend for many years.

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Nowadays, homeowners are using tiles to create eye-catching feature walls. This technique is ideal for bathroom and kitchen tiling as it is long-lasting and effective in creating a striking centrepiece. However, tiled feature walls are also becoming more common in contemporary homes' hallways, dining rooms, and other living spaces. This style is here to stay and keeps evolving. 

There are numerous choices available for kitchen andbathroom tiles, ranging from detailed mosaics to striking designs, unique shapes, and a vast selection of colours. So, if you're considering making a beautifultiled wall in your house, here are eight ways to spruce it up.

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Feature wall colours

When selecting a colour for a room, it's crucial to consider whether it will blend in with the existing decor or stand out as a striking contrast. Therefore, it's essential to decide which colour to choose carefully.

Consider adding a darker tiled finish as an accent wall if you have vibrant colours on the walls. Conversely, if you have a more subdued colour scheme, try adding bold patterned tiles to create a more dynamic look in the space.

Choosingvarious tones of one colour can create an elegant appearance highlighting the tiles' texture. For instance, a space painted with a light shade of grey paired with a feature wall decorated with anthracite or dark grey tiles looks stunning.

Mix, match and combine

When designing a wall with tiles, especially in a kitchen or bathroom, there are some variations to consider instead of making feature walls in other parts of the house with paint or wallpaper.

A significant variation is that spaces like bathrooms or wet rooms are usually covered entirely with tiles, presenting an excellent chance to combine various tile designs to create a beautiful look.

When choosing tiles for your bathroom, consider using large format tiles for most of the space and adding a feature wall with beautiful mosaic tiles. Another option is to use tiles in a different style, like hexagonal tiles, or a unique pattern, like herringbone, brick or chevron, in the same colour as the rest of the room to create a subtle yet sophisticated design element.

Using differentcolours and textures can create a stunning visual effect. A common approach is to use white or neutral tiles for most of the room, then select a bolder colour or textured tile, like stone, slate or split face, for a feature wall.

Accentuate to define the space

A feature wall can be a good option for creating a defined space in a large open room. This can be achieved by highlighting a specific wall section to create a focal point. If you want to merge two areas, like a kitchen and dining space, consider stretching the feature wall across both sections.

When creating a statement wall, embracing the concept ofsimplicity is often recommended. This is particularly important if you intend to incorporate a feature wall into a limited area, as an excessive design could cramp the space.

If you want to create a wall in a smaller space like abathroom, a common choice is to use bigger, simple tiles in bright shades to give the illusion of more space. You can save the more decorative tiling for the feature wall.

Feature walls serve as a centrepiece and provide an effective way to divide a room into various sections. For instance, a bathroom can have a separate walk-in shower area, or an open-plan kitchen can have a distinct dining or family space. Using striking tiles in these designated areas helps to distinguish their purpose without erecting additional walls or partitions.

Select the feature wall carefully

The arrangement of the room plays a significant role in determining where to place a statement wall, particularly if there is already a prominent area of focus.

Bathrooms and kitchens provide numerous options for design. For instance, a kitchen can have a tiled splashback made into a highlight, and the tiling can be extended to cover the entire wall behind the hob to create a luxurious appearance.

When designing a bathroom, using tiles in different colours or patterns for the shower area can create a unique and eye-catching look. Another option is to tile the wall behind a standalone bathtub to give a sense of abundance and indulgence.

The aim is to highlight a beautiful area in the room, and the design of the space should guide the selection. Choosing a wall without a door or a window is preferable to the feature wall. This wall should be visible upon entering the room, opposite the door. This draws the gaze across the room, making it appear more spacious and adding style to its decor.

Be trendy and unique

If you want to keep the tiles the same, create a statement wall that reflects your style instead of following the current trend.

Certaincolours and finishes will always remain fashionable, with marble, wood, and stone wall tiles being some of the most timeless options. Choosing high-quality materials for your accent wall, like tiles, allows you to easily update the rest of the room with a fresh coat of paint whenever your tastes evolve.

Incorporating neutral tones like white tile walls, greys, and browns is a fantastic approach to achieving a classic and enduring look. You can design a striking, long-lasting accent wall by playing with various hues and surfaces.


While the feature wall is meant to grab attention, decorating the surrounding area appropriately is necessary to maintain the room's overall aesthetic. If you have a small room, putting a big mirror on the wall across from it is good. This way, you can highlight the room's unique features without making it feel cluttered. Additionally, if you're picking out accessories for your kitchen or bathroom, choose colours that go well with the room's main colour.

If you choose abright colour for the tiles on a wall in your bathroom, you can add towels in the same colour to create a cohesive design. Similarly, you can use your kitchen's blinds, small appliances, and decorative items to highlight the feature wall and make the space more interesting and unified.

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Adding a tiled feature wall is an excellent option, allowing you to play around with different colours, patterns, and textures without making the room look cluttered or spending too much money. Remember my tips to spruce up your home as you envision it!

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Hyperiontiles.co.uk – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I maintain a tile feature wall?

Regularly clean the tiles with a mild detergent and water. Avoid abrasive cleaners that can damage the finish. Seal natural stone tiles as needed to prevent staining. Shop from our range of feature wall tiles to find the one that matches your interior design style.

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