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Avoid These 5 Accent Wall Painting Mistakes!

Wall painting is intended to help open up smaller spaces and give the impression that they are bigger than they actually are.

We understand how unappealing it can be to paint your home. It’s rarely a fun time, even when you have someone to help you. That’s why it’s so tempting to rush through it. But the “fire and forget” method doesn’t work when it comes to wall painting. As such, there are numerous mistakes that disinterested homeowners make. Don’t let these unfortunate botches ruin a job well done!

Leave One Accent Wall Alone

You might have two accent walls in your living room. Although it’s not common, it is something to think about when arranging your place to hang out around the TV. With that in mind, leave one of the accent walls alone. This means that you shouldn’t repaint it. Otherwise, you’ll decrease the visual effect you’re going for. Wall painting is intended to help open up smaller spaces and give the impression that they are bigger than they actually are.

Don’t Touch a Short Wall

Can you recognize a short wall when you see one? Many accent wall painting mistakes arise from this confusion. Painted short walls detract from the attractiveness of the high-end furniture you want to highlight. Decor and interior design require a delicate balancing act. That’s why there are certified consultants who do this for a living! 

Be Cautious About Identical Colors

Yes, we know complementary colors can look nice. Plus, they offer a different feel than contrasting colors. Even so, proceed with caution. Being careful isn’t always a bad thing, depending on the situation, of course. Accent wall painting calls for deliberate choices that emphasize the coordination of the other design elements you’ve worked so hard to connect.

Keep It Understated 

Aspiring for some elegance, class, and sophistication is nothing to be anxious or self-conscious about so long as you do it right. In other words, keep your approach to accent wall painting as simple as you can. Exciting colors could end up going overboard instead of creating something cohesive and easy on the eyes. Consider the room configuration aesthetics by accounting for decorative touches like rugs, furniture, and throw pillows.

Take the Light into Account

Lighting choices can make or break the atmosphere of any room in your home. Don’t underestimate the effects of both artificial and natural light. Bright sunshine can warm up intentionally darker colors in more ways than one. Besides, lighter colors will look less interesting. If you have to change the lightbulbs you use, go ahead! 


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