The Do’s and Don’ts of Accent Walls

The Do’s and Don’ts of Accent Walls

Accent walls are the perfect thing to add liveliness to your home. Being surrounded by four white walls can get a little dull. Having accent walls is a great way to add a splash of color to your home and to your life. There’s unlimited paint color options for them, along with other materials that can be used. Your home is unique, just like you, so you want your accent wall in a place that’s really going to pop and show off who you are. Accent walls can be part of any room in your home so long as you know the do’s and don’ts.

The Do’s and Don'ts of Accent Walls

Do’s of Accent Walls

●        Think outside the box. You are not limited to just simple wall paint. Your style may be stripes or polkadots. You can also choose material different from paint to create your accent wall. Wallpaper that appears to look like brick or metallics are very powerful styles you can go for.

●        Consider accent walls even if you’re staying neutral. If your style isn’t wild and out there and you’re looking to just keep your rooms neutral, don’t rule out accent walls. Neutral colors like light blues and greens can add a little color to your home without going over the top.

●        Take into account other wall colors. If the walls in your home are already a color other than white or beige, you need to take them into consideration. Accent walls look best when they adjoin to a lighter shade. If you already have strong colors on you walls, consider accenting them with lighter, more neutral shade.

●        Consider all uses of accent walls. Most people just think about walls to make as an accent, hence the name “accent walls.” However, have you considered making your ceiling the accent wall? It’s different, yet still stylish.

Don’ts of Accent Walls

●        Don’t shy away from bold color choices. You may think that some color options are too bold for you, but as long as you choose a color that doesn’t clash with accents already in the room like decorations, furniture, and rugs, you can choose whatever color makes you happy.

●        Don’t forget there’s more than just paint. Other options to create an accent wall can include tile, shelving units that cover the entire wall, a gallery of photos or artwork, as well as fabric-draped designs.

●        Don’t forget about wallpaper. If you don’t want something as simple as paint, but you also don’t want something as crazy as fabric accenting your wall, the perfect middle ground is wallpaper. With an infinite number of wallpaper options, you can have whatever accent wall you most desire.

The secret to accent walls is that they are the most flexible decorating option. The one and only rule to accent walls is that they accent a wall, period. However you choose to do that is completely up to you! For paint and other accent wall options, call Landry’s Painting today at (760) 617-1051.