DIYs with paint: Making your own accent wall

by Lili Patch 11/23/2022

If you’re interested in DIY projects with paint for your home, try painting your accent wall. Accent walls are the perfect feature to transform an entire room with color, pattern or texture. Here are some inspiring ideas for creating your own accent wall DIY:

Imitate wallpaper with a herringbone pattern

Instead of using actual wallpaper on an accent wall, try using paint to imitate the expression. This DIY paint idea is perfect for adding some depth and pattern to any indoor space. All you need is your choice of paint color, a brush, measuring tape, a level and painter’s tape.

To map out the pattern, you can create your own spacer or use a wall stencil. Once you plan your first line, you’ll be able to duplicate the pattern for the whole wall for a fraction of the cost of wallpaper.

Create a marble effect with sponge painting

Sponge painting is a popular technique for adding texture to surfaces. Using a base paint color layer, use a sponge to gently add another color on top. Depending on the aesthetic you’re going for, you can use either a darker or lighter color as the base. To create a simple DIY marble effect, try using your sponge to add cool gray tones over a white wall. This paint DIY project can help you make a subtle and effective accent wall for any space.

Go big with color blocks

For a bolder aesthetic, try creating an accent wall with one or more blocks of solid color. You can use colors used in the rest of the room decor or go for contrast. Use a combination of primary colors for a dramatic effect reminiscent of popular modern artworks. Try multiple shades of the same hue to create a gradient effect. There are countless combinations of colors you can use depending on your personal style and preference.

Paint DIY projects are perfect for adding contrast and character to your space. Consider these ideas if you’re interested in making your very own DIY painted accent wall.

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Lili Patch

Radio Personality turned Realtor; I welcome the opportunity to turn house selling and house hunting into a fun and educated experience. House buying should feel like you're shopping with a friend, and I will keep you in the loop the entire time so you will not be wondering what you just signed or what happens next. It's that seamless, and we may even have lunch or dinner. I do this because when I started my real estate journey on the east coast, buying my first condo at the age of 18, I was clueless. I wished I had someone who had made that a stress free transaction- but it wasn't, and thats how I got the Real Estate bug. Let's take a step back first though to my first "job", I studied communications and entered the broadcasting industry. Through the years I purchased some more properties, and felt there was a gap that needed to be filled in the Real Estate profession. I set the bar very high on skill set & customer service. I have Real Estate Licenses in 4 states, which means I have more education, and training than most agents. My level of knowledge, strategy and experience is what sets me apart. I know how important being an astute negotiator is, being relentless, and answering the phone when it rings. I have earned certifications as a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), a Certified Home Marketing specialist (CHMS), and a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA).

Meeting with people and traveling both east coast and west coast has given me a broad appreciation of the different laws, protections, and scenario's you encounter in real estate. Having the benefit of my communication background coupled with the vast knowledge of multi-state experience has been the backbone of my success.