Read this blog to arm yourself with all the information and inspiration needed to create an accent wall and change the look and feel of any room in your house.
Paint is one of the most creative ways to give your home an exciting new look. An accent wall can provide an instant ‘draw’ and be used in any room. It can break up a large room and highlight a particularly great architectural element, adding a sense of the extraordinary in an otherwise ordinary space. Read on for everything you need to know before you pick up a brush.
Consider the Décor
You need to take into account your room’s architectural features, the amount of natural light, floor covering and furnishings before getting into home painting mode.
If you have sleek furnishings, you can opt for an iridescent finish such as textured metallic for a sophisticated look. For décor that comprises rustic elements, you can choose a wall texture that exudes a raw appeal for an earthy look.
Pick the Right Colours
Blues and greens are cool colours that exude calm. Oranges, reds and yellows are warm colours, perfect for energising and uplifting the mood. Muted colours like tans, beiges and greys have a soothing effect and impart an air of sophistication.
Pro Tip: Try colour samples on the wall first in both natural and artificial lighting.
Some painting techniques require special paint tools and techniques for which it is best to go pro and call the experts. This would be the perfect approach for those of you who are content creators who need stunning backgrounds for videos.
You can take inspiration from here for dazzling special effects that you can give to your favourite walls: https://www.bergerpaints.com/blog/diy/best-accent-walls-for-content-creators-to-make-videos-from-home
If you are one of those who simply wants to have a fun weekend with a DIY project, we have just the thing. You can get your hands on the self painting kit from Berger’s iPaint range. It is the ideal DIY home wall painting kit to satiate your creative needs. It is also a whole lot easier to do an accent wall on your own than revamp the entire home over the weekend!
The iPaint self-painting kit comes with everything you need to get the desired paint results even if you are an amateur.
Measure the Chosen Wall
To find the area of a wall you wish to paint, multiply the wall height by wall width. If the wall happens to have a window or a door, simply subtract their square footage from that of the wall.
We know that you wouldn’t even dream of getting your favourite couch and other valuables damaged in the process, so keep them far from your project wall. Accept that paint will splatter; hence do not skip the drop cloth. Apply painters’ tape to shield outlets and switches from pesky paint drips.
Instructions to Paint
When applying paint with the roller on the wall, it is a good idea to use long strokes in a W pattern for ample coverage and to avoid those annoying roller marks! Once the wall is dry to the touch, you can go ahead with the second coat. If you also want to paint the trim, remove the painter’s tape and wait for the walls to dry, before applying tape to the walls.
There you go. You are now a step closer to creating the accent wall of your dreams.
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