7 Creative Accent Walls For Your Home in St. Louis, MO
In the remodeling or updating of your home, you may think about adding an accent wall to one of the walls of a room — but too often, people presume that this means that you will be painting one wall in a color that’s different than the other walls in the room.
There are many ways that you can make up an accent wall that has nothing to do with painting, and we are going to review a few of those today.
Let’s look at seven creative accent walls for your home in St. Louis, MO
1. Faux Brick
One thing that you can do in terms of creating a nice accent wall that doesn’t require painting is to apply faux brick to one of the walls in a room.
There are many ways that you can apply faux brick to your accent wall, and some of them are indeed much simpler than others — some are just sheets of material that appear to be made of full brick, yet are not.
Other options are available as well but ultimately it is up to you to determine what will be best in terms of making up your faux brick wall.
Even though it will be fairly clear if you look at it from up close that it’s not true brick, it will still give your room an upgraded look and have its own appeal.
2. Printed Sticker Sheets
Next we are going to look at a second option for a good accent wall — large printed sticker sheets.
We are not referring, of course, to the smaller sticker sheets that you may have collected as a child or that your own child or children may collect, but rather the larger sheets of sticker that can take up the space of an entire wall.
It’s possible that such a sticker sheet might be just about large enough that it will only cover part of the wall — but the good news is that you can get more of the sheets and trim them such that they properly fit your wall.
3. Removable Wallpaper
A different way that is a bit similar to the sticker sheets is the idea of removable wallpaper, which is the kind of wallpaper that is often sold for the purpose of temporarily having wallpaper on a wall or set of walls.
The thing about removable wallpaper is that just because it’s easy to remove it doesn’t mean that you have to remove it — you can leave it up for long periods of time if you so wish.
On the other hand, you can also remove it if you are going to want to go in another direction with your accent wall.
4. Collectible Items
If you’re like a lot of people, you might have something — a sort of something, even — that you like to collect.
This could be anything from collectible toys, collectible tchotchkes, or even large or small pieces of artwork that you could find in a number of places ranging from the artist to perhaps even an estate sale.
Depending on how much art you have to display, the way that you display it is really entirely up to you so long as you can see each piece of artwork well.
5. Picture Perfect
Another excellent way that you can make up an accent wall is to take photographs that you likely already have on the device you’re using to read this blog and have them made into print pictures.
The nice thing about using photos — and of course you can make use of photos that are old enough that they predate your digital storage — is that you can not only make up an accent wall but also have something to remind you of your own past.
Given the relatively low cost of printing photos now, it’s a reasonable way to make up an accent wall and you can even change the photos from year to year to show the way that time marches on and there are new photos in your life.
6. Fabric Wall
Next, think about how magnificent your wall could look if you make a nice fabric wall — and what this means will be fairly obvious if you think about it.
Basically, if you can conceive of a pattern for the wall — even if it is something as simple as a checkerboard pattern — you can make the pattern out of fabric.
How you are going to apply the fabric to the wall is up to you but it largely depends on the fabric itself and the techniques for applying the fabric could justify their own full length article.
7. Enormous Artwork
Lastly, if you really want to make an accent wall that’s going to stand out and have people who visit you remember you well, consider adding a piece of large artwork to your wall.
There are numerous ways to acquire such large pieces of artwork but above all you should remember that one should not purchase art by the yard — unless, of course, that artwork really speaks to you as it were and makes an impression on you.
You can sometimes find new artists selling their work in cafes, and can negotiate directly with the artist to get something nice to put on your accent wall.
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