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Great Ideas to Decorate Your Walls at Home

Northern Virginia is known for lush greenery and amazing views, an ideal location for homeowners to buy their dream home. Once you’ve purchased and ready to begin a new chapter in your life, you will want to personalize your home. Decorating an accent wall near the entrance of your home is an ideal project.

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically a very inexpensive DIY project.

The starter accent wall

You can easily add an accent wall to your room in one day by applying a new paint color. Deep blues and bright oranges are common choices for accent walls, but choose a color that will complement your existing decor and overall design aesthetic.

Interesting textures

Bright, contrasting paint is a good starting point, but there are other options for accent walls that are even more eye-catching and distinct. Floor-to-ceiling wood planks can make your home seem both rustic and modern all at once and provide a natural, outdoors-inspired feel. It’s more work than simply painting a wall, but it’s still relatively inexpensive. You can source the wood from pallets and stain it yourself before attaching it to your wall. It takes a little extra elbow grease, but it’s worth the effort.

Patterns, murals, and more

Paint and wood are bold enough on their own to transform a room, but they’re still pretty subtle compared to other accent wall options. A chalk paint accent wall is a creative idea for any room and makes for some fun moments when you’re entertaining. There are also endless options for wallpaper and stenciling if you want some patterns or you can get really bold with a mural or oversized art print.

Whatever decorating project you complete, don’t go it alone. Be sure to do a little research and find helpful tutorials to make it go smoothly. You may even decide to hire experts to get the project done. Either way …enjoy!

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Denise Fuller


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