How to create a feature wall that makes a BIG statement!


Tags Art, DIY, Mud, Wallpaper

Hey there! I just have some minor tweaks to make in the laundry/mud room and I'm DONE! I'm hoping to share it with you next week. :) Whew, this one has worn me out, but I love it so very much. It's SO pretty. This latest addition on the big empty wall has made the whole space!
When we moved the upper cabinets, I knew this wall would feel pretty sparse. Even with the added DIY shelf over the washer and dryer, it still needed something: 
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I already knew what I wanted to do -- when I decided to tackle this room weeks ago I ordered some wallpaper samples to see how they looked in person. **Just like paint, I recommend seeing wallpaper in your space before ordering. 
When you have a big wall that needs something...wallpaper is a great go-to! It creates a BIG statement for the money. Of course you can always do an accent color on the wall, or trim work. But wallpaper really fills the space visually and you won't need to do much else!
This one was the winner -- it was perfect! It's the York Candice Olson Botanical Fantasy peel and stick wallpaper in blue/beige: 
It was love at first sight! I knew it would be perfect with the dark blue and white cabinets, creamy backsplash tile and other parts of the room that were already in place. 
If you search for this online be sure to include the pattern number PSW1106RL. Use a wallpaper calculator to figure out how much you'll need -- you'll want to make sure your rolls all come from the same batch. 
I've shared how to hang peel and stick wallpaper before and it's not bad at all! I've installed pasted wallpaper and this sticky stuff and they both have pros and cons. I usually prefer the peel and stick -- it just seems to lay better on the wall and I like that I can rearrange it a few times. 
This stuff is absolutely gorgeous! I love it SO MUCH: 

I've found it a bunch of places online so be sure to shop around! Right now the best prices I've found are here and here. 
After I got it on the wall I added a couple little DIY projects on the wall. We already had that metal IKEA drying rack, but I wanted to give it more substance against the wallpaper. 
I used scrap wood to create a horizontal planked back and framed it out with 1x2s. The rack isn't sold at IKEA anymore, but I found this metal laundry wall rack that seems to be very similar. I love ours -- it holds a lot, is strong enough to hold wet clothes and folds away to take up no space at all. 
I wanted a spot to hang clothes on hangers but didn't want it to be crazy big -- so I cut a small piece of dowel rod and screwed one of these wood pieces onto the end: 
I spray painted the whole thing white and then screwed it into the side of our bench cubbies: 
It's perfect! 
The only other art hanging on this wall is this laundry sign I reworked a bit: 
I found the wood sign at Hobby Lobby but wanted it to be a little more substantial. I grabbed some scrap wood and painted it the dark blue like the base cabinets in this room, then painted some scrap luan in the bright white. I nailed them all together and now that small sign has a lot more impact!
This room is a mix of cream, white, gray and dark blue colors and all of those are in the wallpaper. It goes perfectly with the accents and colors I already had in here: 
😍😍 So lovely! Even my boys like the wallpaper in here -- my son was horrified when he first saw the sample, ha! But he admitted that it looked great once I got it up. 
I love the design, the colors and that it makes such a HUGE impact in here! Whether you love or hate wallpaper, it's an addition that will set your home apart from others. 

Here are resources for most of the items pictured!
Blue/beige peel and stick botanical wallpaper here and here Laundry wall rack  Pretty washable laundry labels on jars Fabric cubby bins and laundry sign are from Hobby Lobby DIY laundry shelf over washer and dryer (baskets and jars are linked there as well) How to install peel and stick wallpaper 

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