Accent wall ideas: DIY projects with paint

by Leona Russell 10/23/2022

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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Leona Russell

In addition to helping my clients achieve their real estate goals, I help them to understand the tax advantages, financing alternatives, and investment aspects of home ownership and why now is an incredible time to buy. As a licensed Realtor, I'm focused on helping my clients to achieve their real estate goals. Everyone deserves a home. And my goal is to help individuals and families achieve the American dream of homeownership. In addition to providing guidance and managing the transaction, I begin the relationship by getting to know my clients and providing education about the process. I have found that when people understand what is going on and what is expected of them, they are less stressed and enjoy the experience more. Specialties: Teaching/Training, Market Analysis, Loss Mitigation, Negotiation(Certified Distressed Property Expert), Excellent Customer Service, Staging, Relocations, Investments (Residential Finance Consultant)