Did you ever go to museum and step into a gallery where there was a large piece of art taking up the whole wall such as a Jackson Pollock or a medieval tapestry?
That’s what accent walls do. They make a statement.
They are an opportunity to create something really unique that is a portrait of you. They also serve to set the “tone” or atmosphere of your space. They are also a great way to make your space unique when you’re on a budget. And, if you’re someone that is more neutral, accent walls are a great way to add a bit of color or texture without going overboard, (unless you want to 🙂 ) If you love imagery, consider doing something such as a mural or a visual graphic. The benefits far outweigh the negatives. Suppose you decide you want to change that wall down the road? In the case of textured applications, just skim coat the wall.
In my experience, accent walls are generally the first wall you see when you walk into a space. It just makes sense to have your statement “heard” as soon as you enter a space. Accent walls can also be part of a wall such as in the case of a fireplace wall. Or, accent walls can hi-light an interesting piece of furniture.
Accent walls can also be a ceiling. Oh, yes they can! (I saw you shaking your head.) Your ceiling is your 5th wall. It will never be obscured by furniture, or hanging artwork, other than a light fixture. Why not use it?
Still not sure? Baby steps. Paint the wall or ceiling a different color and live with it for a bit.
Isn’t it great when there are no rules to creating the space you want? Accent it!
Let me help you create an accent wall by turning it into art! Call me at (908) 599-2129 or send me an email.