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The Essential Dos and Don’ts of Accent Walls

September 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — flowermound @ 7:46 pm
accent wall in bedroom

Accent walls are incredibly popular in the interior design industry! Not only are they easy and stylish, but they can give your home that extra “wow” factor you’re looking for. The best part? You have unlimited paint options, surfaces, and materials to choose from! Because your home is unique, your accent wall should be just as special. Of course, there are some things you should know before picking up a paintbrush. Read on to learn about the essential dos and don’ts of accent walls.  

Do Think Beyond Solid Colors

Feel free to think outside of the box when planning your accent wall. You don’t have to limit yourself to a simple wall paint! Make it a point to think about the many ways you can use paint color. For example, consider adding stripes or choosing a specialty paint finish. Metallic colors are excellent for accent walls, primarily because they make a powerful style statement.

Don’t Forget About Texture

Did you know that there’s more to accent walls than just paint? You should think about texture as well! Stone or tile can make a bold statement for an accent wall. If your room lacks storage or architectural interest, you should consider adding extensive shelving. Some other trendy ideas include adding a gallery of photos, artwork, or a wall-mounted electric fireplace.

Do Consider the Other Wall Colors

Make sure you take into account the color on your other walls. Accent walls typically look best when they adjoin walls in a light to medium shade. Creating an accent wall in an all-white room can be tricky, which is why you must have balance. You should pair a strong accent wall with neutral wall colors on the other walls, like gray, greige, or beige.

Don’t Just Stick to Walls

Have you considered painting the ceiling? Sounds crazy, but it’s actually a chic decorating trend! Accent ceilings can easily be created using soft or vivid colors. Of course, you should consider adding white crown molding to help separate the wall color from the ceiling. It’ll help the room look sleek and stylish!

Do Choose the Right Wall

Take a second to really think about what rooms can benefit from an accent wall. For instance, spaces without architectural features may look great with a textured accent wall. As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to limit yourself to a simple paint color either. A wall of windows or shelving can also be your accent wall.

Don’t Forget About Wallpaper

Wallpaper is an excellent choice for accent walls! There are temporary options available, meaning you can easily get a designer look without the long-term commitment. Best of all, there is a multitude of patterns and colors you can choose from.

Thinking about adding an accent wall to your home? Consider hiring your local professional painting crew for the job. They’ll gladly do all the hard work for you and give you stunning results that’ll stand the test of time!

About Platinum Painting of Flower Mound

At Platinum Painting of Flower Mound, we want your home to be one you enjoy living in. Our team firmly believes that the look and feel of your home are crucial to your overall quality of life. If you want an accent wall, we’ll happily make your vision come to life using top-brand products and time-tested techniques. For an estimate, visit our website or call (214) 304-7133.

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