Accent walls are a great way to bring some personality and colour into a room without having to wallpaper, which also means it’s usually a lot less effort to replace with a new look when you're ready! With a huge variety of things to assist with pattern-making and a few household tools, you can have a truly unique accent wall in your home! Let’s see 5 ways to do just that.
1. Use a stamp
How much fun is this print? And super simple, too. The bold black and white makes an impact and is so perfect for a children’s play space or bedroom. The stamp makes the pattern almost look hand-painted because it stamps slightly different each time.
2. Use painter’s tape to create a pattern
You can make your own pattern by getting a little creative with something you likely already have: painter’s tape. This herringbone pattern is both interesting and easy to do, which makes it a perfect combo for a weekend project. And you can either use one paint colour or mix it up with several coordinating colours!
3. Try simple brushstrokes
Using nothing but some leftover paint and a craft brush, you can create a wall that has the look of expensive wallpaper, but will cost you close to nothing! There’s a lot of freedom with something like this because you can make these as bold or as thin as you’d like, or mix it up for a truly unique look.
4. Go for bold stripes
5. Go freehand!
If you’re brave enough, try a completely freehand pattern. Something like this faux bois is a great, simple way to start and is just so much fun! The pattern can be done in any colour and would definitely make for a great conversation starter for your guests! This would be great with a matte craft paint or a chalky paint.
Here are a few extra tips for painting an accent wall:
- If you’re going to go bold, black is your best friend. It’ll have an impact without bringing in any colour and you get a graphic ‘print’ that you’re unlikely to get sick of.
- Test out your pattern on some craft paper and put it up on the wall you’ve chosen before committing.
- Try to use a wall with no windows. Not only will this make your life much easier when painting, but a window would add unwanted breaks in your pattern.