5 Things to Consider Before Painting a Bedroom Accent Wall

Painting a Bedroom Accent Wall

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Are you looking for an inexpensive way to brighten or update a dull space?

Then look no further! Painting an accent wall with a bright or contrasting color can add immediate interest and variety to any room.

But before you pick up a paintbrush make sure to read these 5 things to consider before painting a bedroom accent wall.

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1. Be Brave With Your Bedroom Accent Wall

World-renowned interior designer, Genevieve Gorder said the worst paint color choice someone can make is the color of “…oatmeal… no one ever said their favorite color is beige.”

Your choice in paint color should reflect your life, your style, your personality. There are no off-limit colors (except beige).

So be willing to take a risk. If you love bright yellow, then find a way to make your bright yellow accent wall feel mature, modern, and homey through accents, decor, and furniture.

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2. The Art of Accent Colors

Make sure the decor, luxury bedding, and furniture will enhance the color you choose.

If you’re thinking of choosing a bright or bold accent color, consider which neutrals and accent colors you could pair it with.

Having neutral accents to complement a bright color can help the space feel more finished and refined.

Don’t fall into the trap of employing too many bright or bold colors. When it comes to accents, neutrals are your best friend.

Not sure which accent colors would work with your wall? Search “[your color] accent colors” into a Pinterest or Google search bar and see what others have used.

3. Thinking About Going Dark?

You may have heard that dark wall paint colors are a no-no. But dark accent walls are popping up in modern, stylish homes across the world.

If you’re thinking about using a dark paint color for your accent wall, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Light changes color. So make sure to swatch an area of your accent wall and see if during all times of the day. Certain tones and hues might be visible in bright, direct light that you don’t see in the evenings.
  2. Dark paint can be unforgiving. Your walls need to be perfectly patched and maintained because dents in the drywall will stick out like a sore thumb.
  3. Darker colors might require a professional touch to make sure edges, trims, and corners look pristine.

You can learn more here about painting a dark accent wall.

4. Solid or Patterned?

Who said you had to have a solid color? Maybe your accent wall features thick stripes, stenciling, or wallpaper.

If you’re looking for an accent wall that’s a little more outside the box, then a patterned wall might be the right choice for you!

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5. Make it Feel Like Home

The best thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t choose a design or color because it’s popular or trendy.

The most important factor in home design and decor is what you love and makes you feel happy and comfortable.

Try It Today!

Why wait? If you’re waiting to make a beautiful change to your home, then start working on your bedroom accent wall today.

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