How to wallpaper a feature wall: A DIYer's guide

Feature wall with patterned wallpaper next to large window
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Discovering how to wallpaper a feature wall can instantly take a room to the next level. It's the perfect time to embrace bold colours and big patterns — and save money to boot by undertaking this job on a DIY basis.

Knowing how to wallpaper means you can transform your dining room, living room or bedroom quickly and relatively cheaply. But there are a few decisions you need to make before jumping in and taking up the challenge. Which wall should I make the feature wall? How much wallpaper do I need? How easy is it for a DIYer?

In this guide we give you the answers to all these questions and more to make sure you have a feature wall to be loved and admired. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.