Adding a feature wall to a room is great way to update your home’s décor.
Feature walls can be designed any number of ways, whether it’s a bold or more subdued decorative statement you’re looking to make within a space by highlighting a particular wall.
There are a wide range of feature wall ideas worth considering, including:
- feature walls using paint
- feature walls using wallpaper
- artwork or photography collage feature walls
- feature walls using materials like wood, stone, or tile
- fireplace feature walls
Fireplace feature walls are a great way to not just update a home’s look, but to add some practical usefulness to a room. They’re the perfect marriage of style and functionality.
Here are five fast facts about fireplace feature walls that show why they make sense for any home.
1. Fireplace feature walls create a home showpiece
A fireplace changes the look and feel of any room. Along with the cozy warmth it provides, the look of the flames also add an appealing aesthetic that livens up a space.
Surrounding that fireplace with a stylish feature wall only enhances its attributes. Feature walls can elevate a room’s dull design by adding a different aesthetic in one part of the room. When done right, this design choice won’t clash with your existing décor, it will complement and harmonize with it.
Fireplace feature walls can be more than just the focal point of a room, too. In the hands of a skilled designer, a fireplace feature wall can become a stunning home showpiece.
But what if a room’s space limitations or your design tastes dictate a more scaled-down approach to a feature wall? That’s certainly doable, as fireplace feature walls don’t necessarily have to be a room showpiece, either.
A room corner with a smaller electric fireplace set within a smaller feature wall still adds a stylish touch to any room.
2. Fireplace feature walls are highly customizable
Making sure your fireplace feature wall corresponds with your décor is important. So when deciding on what type of material your feature wall will be designed with, a high level of customization should be a priority.
Melamine panels offer great design flexibility to help you achieve your desired look. At Organized Interiors, our Design Studio offers hundreds of melamine panel styles, textures, and patterns to choose from.
You’ll also want plenty of options when it comes to choosing the type of linear wall-mount electric fireplace that’s set within (or hung on) your feature wall.
The size needs to be just right and you’ll want to be able to choose a model with all the convenient electric fireplace features that cater to your specific needs.
3. A fireplace feature wall can be added in various rooms
Most of use would envision a feature wall as something best suited for the living room or family room. But because fireplace feature walls are able to be designed in a wide variety of layouts and sizes, they can be added to a number of different rooms.
Fireplace feature walls are ideal for a finished basement. They can dramatically improve the ambiance and look of a space in the home that is typically dark and drab. The supplemental heating provided by electric fireplaces also makes them well-suited to cold basement areas, especially during the winter.
Your bedroom or home office are additional areas where fireplace feature walls can be added. Even smaller feature walls incorporated into these rooms’ design can make a big impact on your comfort level.
4. Electric fireplaces are convenient and virtually no-maintenance
Unlike high-maintenance wood burning fireplaces, one of the biggest benefits of a feature wall’s electric fireplace is that it’s virtually no-maintenance.
Say goodbye to wood cutting (or paying for firewood delivery) and cleaning up messy ashes. The most maintenance you’ll face with an electric fireplace is simply wiping down its front glass once in a while, or replacing one of the fireplace’s bulbs occasionally.
The other notable convenience of electric fireplaces is that you can start a fire instantly with the push of button. You can also control the heat output with the fireplace’s thermostat and even change the fireplace’s colour theme to suit your mood.
5. Enjoy cost-effective supplemental heating
Fireplace feature walls provide you with the ability to use cost-effective supplemental heating for your home. Depending on its temperature setting and your hydro rates, an electric fireplace costs approximately 14 to 18 cents an hour to operate when using the heater.
Part of that cost-effectiveness extends to the fact that you can also lower your home’s thermostat and set your feature wall’s room to a comfortable temperature while you’re spending time in it.
Electric fireplaces can also be used during the year’s warmer months to provide an ambiance boost with its lifelike flames, but without the heat turned on. On this setting, it will only cost a few cents per hour to operate the electric fireplace.
Take your room’s look to the next level
Highlighting a wall in either a big or small way with a beautiful fireplace feature wall is one way to take your room’s look to the next level. Add an electric fireplace to the mix and that aesthetic boost becomes augmented with convenient, enhanced functionality.
An Organized Interiors design expert can visit your home to provide guidance on where a fireplace feature wall will work best in your home. Simply schedule a free in-home design consultation with us today.