Two friends of mine are in the (wonderful) process of decorating their first home. They asked me if it's tough to make an accent wall by yourself. My answer: it's easy, fun and it gives you an incredible feeling of satisfaction. In order to exemplify, please take a look at my BEFORE photo:
Not bad (especially in this pic, ha ha!) but it's not really my style. I save tons of all-white interiors on Pinterest and in my inspiration folders. But in my actual home, I guess I need a punch of ....color or something! And those light-cream couches against the crisp white wall were not doing anything for me.
So here is the AFTER pic:
HA! HA! Instant lift-up for the weather dependent like me! It took me longer to prepare the room (move the furniture out, line newspapers on the floor, stir the paint) than to actually paint the accent wall.
Here's my tip: go for the best paint producer. It usually is the most expensive company, but in the end you don't lose any money. Yes, I payed three times more for the paint, BUT I only painted one coat and it was fabulous! I saved on quantity, on labor time and on my nerves:)
Look, I even had time to play with the camera. Oh, those were happy times:
Go ahead and paint an accent wall. Choose the best materials available at your home improvement store and reconsider your whole decor in a new light!
See more pics of the turquoise living room here.
UPDATE! I've been featured at Sugar and Dots, Organize & Decorate Everything, Simple Home Life, My Repurposed Life, It's So Very, Cheri, The Southern Institute, Destination: Craft and Under The Table And Dreaming! Thank you, I'm proudly adding the featured buttons: