THE NEW TREND in interior décor is adding accent walls. This is a wall that is different and more prominent than the other three walls in the room. It is painted or designed in such a way that it highlights the focal point in the room.To achieve this you have to give the wall a bright colour for it to stand out.
Assuming you want your focal point in your living room to be the TV area, then paint the wall behind it a different colour to shift focus to that area. Whether you are placing a television or a sofa in front of the accent wall, there should always be some space between these items and the wall. Leaving space in between makes the rooms look more attractive.
When choosing the colour for your accent wall, remember to keep some accessories in the same colour so that it looks like a part of your room décor. For instance, you can put some throw pillows on your sofa as well as a rug in the same colour as the accent wall. Choosing the same bright colored upholstery for the room, gives it a very coordinated look too.
An accent wall doesn’t have to be plain coloured. You can add your taste and style by creating a number of designs on them with some different colours. Polka dots, stripes, murals, geometric designs – anything really. Adding a single large mural or a large geometric shape in the middle of the accent wall will add a unique dimension to your room.
What is the other option to painting when creating accent walls? Instead of getting the wall painted, you can have a wall of stones or tiles as an accent wall! You can create a number of squares with molding and wood strips and break the accent wall into numerous pieces. For those of you who want to add a bit of drama to their living room, painting the wall black and using light colored furniture pieces in the room to balance out the effect is a great idea.
To enhance the look of the wall, there are a number of things to consider. You can add some cabinets and shelves to the wall and display show pieces, art and other decorating items in contrasting colours. These shelves look especially good on accent walls which have a television in front of them. This way, even when the television is off, the décor items on the shelves will keep-up the visual appeal of the accent wall.
You can also use a large piece of art work in the middle of the accent wall to create pizazz in your entire décor.
Accent walls lend an unmatchable impression to any room. This wall can cover up for the small flaws in your décor. Whatever idea you choose for your wall, see to it that the distinction between the other three walls and the accent wall completely stands out.