Create a Perfect Accent Wall for Any Room

Do you often sit and daydream about creating a fashionable, on-trend space within your home? Do you equally as often reconsider that dream based on prohibitive costs or the time-consuming nature of interior design projects? Good news! Our team is here today to give you a simple five-step plan to give any room an affordable, stylish facelift in just a few hours. All you have to do is follow this simple guide to achieve a quick makeover that’s an instant hit with visitors and your family alike.

One: Choose a Color

The great thing about this single wall room refresh project is that you only need to pick one color because you’re just painting one wall. You can choose a color that already exists in your household palette or opt for something completely different. Going the “completely different” route gives you an opportunity to make a real style statement – consider choosing Pantone’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. This project is so simple you can just paint it again in a few months if you really can’t live with whatever color you go for, after all.

Two: Select a Display Piece

The point of this project is to create an easy, elegant display for a piece of artwork in your home. There are plenty of ways to craft a home gallery for family photos, snapshots or even your favorite pieces of school art – but we’re focusing on one specialist piece today. For a truly unique and engaging display, choose a custom star map print. The idea behind these high-contrast, detailed images is to highlight a special date or event in your life with a 100% accurate image of the night sky as it appeared at that time. This presents your visitors with a unique image they’re unlikely to see anywhere else; an image that can start exciting conversations for years to come. What’s more, the high-contrast black-and-white nature of such prints will bring an elegant touch to the vibrant wall you’re about to repaint.

Three: Clear Your Space

Now, we realize that so far you may’ve thought there was no real work involved in this process at all, and clearing a living area might seem daunting. Before you’re put off the idea entirely, consider this: you only have to clear one wall. Take down any art or photos you have hanging already, remove the curtains or Express Essex blinds, move furniture that’s situated against the wall and your quick clean up is finished. It’s a great idea to brush down those cobwebs and dust any trim work that’s in the space as well, and if there’s any masking that needs to be done, get that out of the way.

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Four: Paint the Wall

Painting the wall is going to be as simple, or as complicated, as you make it. The amount of paint you need will depend on the size of the wall you’re painting, and the choice of roller type similarly so. However, the general idea is you can quickly apply the right amount of paint for the main portion of the wall in just a few hours. Similarly, the need to go over trim depends on what your wall and room detailing is like.

Five: Finishing Touches

This really is the home stretch for your quick-and-easy room refresher project. Once the paint is dry, remove any masking and be sure the finish is just right on all surfaces. As soon as you’re confident it’s ready, you can make preparations to hang your wonderful new piece of art. Consider the physical size of your artwork, as well as the type of hanger on the frame when choosing the height for the star map print you’ve selected.

The precise location along the width of the wall should be determined by a blend of your stud spacing, aesthetics, and the frame’s fixtures.

That really is all there is to getting a fresh new look for any room in your home. Simply pick a color, choose an image to frame, clear the space, paint it, and hang your artwork. We hope this simple project outline gets you well on the way to a fresh look for your favorite space.

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