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Accent Wall Rules Of Thumb



Accent Wall Rules Of Thumb

Though it’s a rule of thumb, the first wall you see when you enter a room isn’t always the best one to accent. Accent walls are often solid, without doors or windows. However, a richly colored wall can make a stunning frame for attractive French doors or a window with a picturesque view. When it comes to accent walls, rules …

Don’t… Over-clutter your wall! Yes, an accent wall is intended to stand out and be different from the rest of your home, but keep your design aesthetic in mind. The accent wall rule of thumb is to keep it elegant despite it being a standout area. Don’t over-clutter your walls with paintings, photos, and mirrors.

Besides the topic of “just painting accent walls,” I often get asked how to select the right wall as an accent wall. I have a few rules of thumb. Most accent walls should only be done for two specific reasons: The wall is symmetrical. The wall has an architectural detail you want to highlight, like an art niche, …

How to Choose an Accent Wall Color. You don’t have to be an interior designer or decorator to choose a color and paint an accent wall in your home. We’ll simply teach you how to apply the same simple rules that the experts use when working with color and paint – and let your home’s architecture determine what wall to …

I was going to do two adjoining walls in my LR, but would that be okay?

Make sure the colour or pattern co-ordinates with your room. A good rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t wear it, it’s probably not a good choice for the wall. On this note, designing a space is easier if you think of it like dressing yourself. Check out this link about using men’s wear as inspiration for a man cave.

Go with a color that is darker than the other walls in the room. A darker hue will contrast with the lighter walls and pull eyes straight to it, which is what you want. A good rule of thumb is to paint the accent wall the same color as the other walls, but 2 shades darker. If you don’t feel comfortable going wild with color choice and …



 

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