Owning a home comes with the freedom to create, design, rearrange and update your home in any way you can imagine. Some may have a unique dream for what they want their space to look like, others may have no idea where to begin. Some have grand kitchen plans, beautiful accent walls, or summer patios that can impact the feel of your home.
Creating a space that not only is functional, but feels like home is important. Through the use of color, negative space, textures and more, you can create the exact mood that you need. Each room in your home can have a different mood or elicit a different type of story.
Adding an accent wall doesn’t have to be hard or even traditional. Creating an eye catching focal point can be done with more than just paint as well. If you are looking for a way to add some more vibrance to your home, here are some ideas on how to create an accent wall.
1- Doesn’t Have To Be Done With Paint
The first myth we need to debunk is that accent walls need to be done with paint. Creating a plain accent wall with a bold color is the most common and easiest way to add an accent wall to your home. Although these are fun and can usually be done all on your own, there are many more options to explore.
Many walls will need paint, even if you choose another option on this list for an accent wall. Choosing the right paint can help it to last for many years to come. Choosing a paint color depends on the mood you want to convey, if you will change the color in the future or if you have children in your home.
Check all the options of easy clean and durable paint and what colors are available before you begin painting. If you are in need of some paint refreshing, Rosewood Painting can help update the look of your already existing paint.
2- Display Heirlooms
Do you have china that never gets used for eating? Or collectible bottles or trinkets from your great grandma? Here is your chance to display them and not let them collect dust. You can create a kind of mosaic with plates that hang on your accent walls. Another great way to display these items can be to install floating shelves that don’t detract from the beauty of the pieces.
If having the family heirlooms out in the open is too daunting for you, create some cupboards or cabinets with clear doors! Not only does this provide more space for storage, but visitors will be able to see the aesthetics inside them! Just arrange the items in a way that looks pleasing and let the glass do the rest.
3- Hire A Local Artist
Hand painted murals are a stunning way to create accent walls and will add a unique touch to any space in your home. Not only will the artwork be beautiful, but you will be supporting a local artist. Hiring someone local helps them and the economy while improving the look of your child’s bedroom or home office.
If you are creative and want to try and paint accent walls yourself, you will have a handmade piece that no one else can replicate. Make sure to trace out your design and find the right paint for the texture of your walls to avoid problems. Create something that makes you happy and you will enjoy looking at. The other perk of owning your home means that remodeling is always an option and you can paint over the accent wall whenever your heart desires.
4- Wallpaper Isn’t Just For The 90’s
If painting is not one of your talents and you are not looking to hire someone to paint a wall in your home, there are tons of options for wallpaper. More wallpaper options are easy to apply and come in many different designs and styles. Some of which look hand painted.
Wallpaper is not as hard to remove as it used to be and can even be renter friendly. Applying wallpaper still requires some precision, but is a more appealing option for those who do not want the body strain of painting.
5- Don’t Be Scared Of Black
If you want your home to be truly unique, try a black accent wall. It is important to keep in mind what room this wall will be in as black can create a very hollow feeling. Painting a black accent wall gives you the option to add white shelves, white picture frames and accent with lighter furniture.
Black can make a space seem more sophisticated or sexy. Make sure to not let it overpower your space by having light colored bedding, adding natural wood, and make sure there is plenty of natural light in the room.
6- Gallery Wall
Creating a gallery with family photos or art that you have collected can be a great way to add a fun element to your space. In your living room, this not only gives guests and family something to look at, but also gives you an opportunity to change it up for different seasons or stages of life.
The greatest thing about creating a gallery wall is it doesn’t just have to include photos. It can be mixed with other decorations, signs, dried flowers, shelfs and other hanging pieces to look more aesthetically pleasing. Photos can be lined up in straight lines all the way across the wall, or they can be off centered and seemingly random to create a cluster.
7- Full Length Chalkboard
This idea can be a creative or functional addition to your space. If you have children, a full length chalkboard can be fun for them to draw or write on, without damaging your walls. Chalkboards are also great for to-do lists, calendars, meals for the week, or little reminders for the whole family.
You can easily change up the look of the chalkboard by just simply erasing it. You can draw with chalk markers and create countdowns to holidays or birthdays, or just display your art skills.
8- Large Wall Art
If you are more easy going and want a really simple option, buy a large piece of art that covers the majority of your wall. All you have to do is hang it and make sure it looks right in your space. Large wall art can be the only thing on your wall which makes sure that it is the center of attention. Choose a piece that speaks to you and makes the space feel welcoming.
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Our team wants to help make your space special. With years of experience, we know just how important your home is. We offer services in painting the interior and exterior of your home, remodeling kitchens, bathrooms and basements, and deck staining.
A fresh coat of paint helps your home to give a great first impression. We want you to have feelings of peace and tranquility in and out of your home. Quality paint that is applied correctly will help keep your home looking sharp for years to come. Contact us today to get a free estimate and start your path to a unique home.