Well, we’ve been working on redoing our living room these past few months. Something that seemed noticeably lacking in our large open space living room/kitchen/dining room/home office combination was some sort of focal point or pop of color. Painted accent walls are coming back in from what I’ve seen online.
A lot of bloggers and interior designers are starting to return to darker more moody colors to make rooms pop. I’ve embraced every cool gray I possibly can in my house, so I decided to introduce a dark navy blue accent wall to my living room. Let’s talk about how to choose the best accent wall ideas for your living room…
I think accent walls are a great way to add a focal point to your space and introduce a pop of color without having to commit to an entire room in that hue. Another option for accent walls these days is to stencil or even choose a bold wallpaper that compliments the rest of the room’s colors. Don’t limit yourself only to solid color walls, venture out a try some textures!
Adding these different materials can create a perfect 3D effect that can easily compliment your living room space.
I would advise checking out a few Pinterest boards as opposed to going in blind. It’s much easier to shop for your accent wall with your inspiration pictures in hand.
Now onto the best part…the EASY way to paint an accent wall…because let’s be honest, this MAY be a project you just randomly pulled out of your head and you don’t want to commit a ton of time too, am I right? You’re unsure about how this accent wall will look…not sure if you’ll commit long term and don’t want to put in a ton of time on something you may just be painting right back over next year (or maybe not, who knows?).
So let’s chat about how I like to paint rooms so that there’s less clean up and way less mess…it’s kind of amazing actually! And as a side note…my dad got my husband painting clothes for Christmas this year LOL. We used the gorgeous Slate Tile color from Sherwin Williams. You’ll notice we lost the large white credenza and replaced it with a smaller wood and metal sofa table from Morris Home Furniture (more on that later).
That’s the frame I’m going to use for the gallery wall, but Target didn’t have enough of them, so I have to order them online (I’ll be sharing more on that later, as well)! We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments – and please share if you have your own accent wall ideas! In other words – drop some pictures & thoughts in the comment section!