August 24, 2012

Accent Walls

First off, I have decided to start posting 'Weekend Inspiration' and see how it goes over. Let me know what you think and if there is something you need inspiration for. I will try to bring you new inspiration each Friday. Now, on to Accent Walls...

Accent walls, every room has one. It can even be the ceiling. But is it being utilized as such? There are many options for how to accent a wall, but there is a fine line as well. Be sure you are choosing the correct wall to accent. For example, the wall your bed is on, the wall with the fireplace, the wall with the built in bookcases, a coiffured ceiling, etc. Accenting a wall is just that, accenting. You want to draw attention to it, so look at your space and pay attention to the architecture of the room. If there isn't any stand out architecture, then how do you have your furniture set up? Sometimes the layout of the room creates the accent wall, and sometimes that is enough. One doesn't have to go crazy with color or pattern. Maybe you just need to rearrange your furniture. Also ask yourself why you are doing an accent wall. Is there a color you love but are afraid to put it on every wall, so you are choosing to just put it on one? Personally, I say go for the gusto and paint the room the color you love, every wall, then if you still want an accent wall, do it. If it feels right to you, chances are it is.

After purchasing new bedding, I am inspired to finally paint the bedroom and the wall behind the bed will be an accent wall. It already has the shelving on it (see Headboard Alternative) and will be accented further, but that's another post. ;-)

Here is some of what I have found. Maybe it will inspire you to accent a wall and/or help you decide just how. Enjoy...

Feeling inspired for a weekend project? I hope so! These are only a few options and you can put your own personal spin on any of these ideas. That's what inspiration is get the creative juices flowing and help you find The Finishing Touches...

Do you have an accent wall in your home? I would love to see it! Tell me about it and leave a link.

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  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE accent walls. I most recently had one in my townhouse that was deep purple. It really added to the room. I definitely plan on doing another one.

    I love the example of the room with the striped accent wall. I did something similar in a townhouse I used to live in but did it on teh wall going up the stairs. It was REALLY cool. I wish I had pictures to share.

    1. Sounds like you have accent walls under control! :) I wish you had pictures, too. I would have loved to see them. If you do another accent wall, be sure take pictures, before and after. I haven't decided completely how to finish accenting the bedroom wall, but patience always pays off for me, so I'm not worried. Keep me posted on the accent wall!


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