4 Steps To Choosing an Accent Wall for Your Bedroom

An accent wall can liven up the space…

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An accent wall in room is like an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence – it adds excitement and importance to the space. When you paint an accent wall, you create a sense of architecture and shape in a boxy room. This also directs the eye strategically to where you want it to go or emphasize an existing focal point.

1. Avoid any distractions
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You want to pick a wall that’s solid – meaning they have no doors or windows. You may be tempted to “frame” your beautiful large windows with a spectacular view, but oftentimes this will only distract instead of enhancing.

2. Find a wall that stands out
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The best focal wall is the wall that stands out in the bedroom. It’s the wall you are drawn to when you enter the room. Most often, this will be the wall at the head of your bed.

3. Take a look at your decor
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Make sure the accent wall is related to the existing decor. The best way to connect it is to repeat one of the colours already present in the room. Take a look at your pillows, artwork or other decorative pieces and use one of the colours for painting the accent wall.

4. Pick the right colour for your accent wall
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Warmer colours like orange, yellow, and red tend to pull the wall towards the eye. This makes a space appear smaller and is suited best for a wall that can handle being foreshortened. A good place to use a warm accent wall is in a long, narrow bedroom. Cooler colours like green, blue, and purple tend to pull the wall away from the eye. These colours will make a small bedroom appear larger.

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