How to Create a Stunning Accent Wall
Accent walls can help turn a room into a stylish room that impresses all those who enter it. Are you thinking of doing one but are unsure of how to pull it off? Take a look below at some tips to help you create a stunning accent wall that is so much more than a painted wall.
The basics: Think of your accent wall as a showpiece. For a truly amazing look an accent wall should have texture, layers, and lighting. When creating your wall tie all these elements together. Moldings, art canvases, and shelving are all great additions.
Colour: Depending on which wall in the room you are accenting should depend on the colour you choose. If you want to paint the wall a separate colour than the rest of the room, keep in mind that warmer colours (red, orange, yellow) tend to give the appearance of something being closer than it actually is. You may want to use a more monochromatic theme if you do not want the room to seem smaller than it already is. Consider the amount of natural light in the room as well when deciding on a colour. Selecting a cooler colour (blue, green purple) may be the best choice for a room that sees a lot of natural light.
Keep it Simple: An accent wall should not be overcrowded. The more patterns, colours, decor and textures on the wall, the more overwhelming it will look.
Where: An accent wall should be a focal point of a room. In the bedroom an accent wall would be best behind the bed. In a living room generally the wall behind a sofa or a wall that has a fireplace are the best choices.
Be creative: If you want your accent wall to expose your creativity, let it! Make the wall striped, tiled or wallpapered if a plain background is not enough for your creative style.