The Unexpected Benefits of Adding an Accent Wall

calander Feb 18 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Brown accent wall in a living room

When you feel the urge to update your interior, where should you even begin? This is the question that plagues most homeowners with the home improvement itch. You might not want to embark on an entire interior painting project, but simply redecorating might not be enough to realize your vision. The key, then, is to invest in a project that falls somewhere between these two poles -- and the introduction of an accent wall might be the perfect fit.

What Are Some Unexpected Benefits of Adding an Accent Wall?

Small Change, Big Impact

The best home renovations are those that don’t take too long or cost too much but make a major difference in your home’s appearance and/or quality. While every accent wall addition is different, this project is typically easy to complete and relatively cheap. This only makes sense -- after all, you’re only working with a single wall as opposed to an entire room (i.e. four walls plus ceiling), so you won’t need an excess of materials or time to get the job done. And if you choose your accent walls’ color/design strategically, this simple project can transform your entire room just like that. This is why it’s often best to go bold with your accent wall and really make a statement.

Organize Your Space with Ease

The visual benefits that come with adding an accent wall can quickly become practical advantages, especially if you’re hiring interior painters to update a multi-purpose room. Simply put, plenty of rooms serve more than one purpose. A living room, for instance, might be used to watch TV, read books, host gatherings, and more. If space allows, you might want to design this space's layout so it accommodates these various purposes with minimal interference. The way you furnish and decorate the room will have the biggest impact in this regard, but introducing an accent wall can seal the deal, clearly defining different parts of your room. You might paint the wall(s) of your reading corner a different color than the rest of your den, or paint the wall behind your bed a darker color than the rest of the walls in your bedroom. Whatever the case, accent walls such as these serve as visual cues of your space’s multiple purposes and moods.

Introduce Some Texture to Your Interior

Accent walls aren’t merely about painting a room two colors -- these features often contain a different texture entirely. You might don your accent wall with wallpaper or install a wood veneer on one of your walls to establish a bold, contrasting design and texture. If you want to stick with paint, you can create the illusion of texture with a faux finish accent wall (i.e. mobilization, color washing, sponging, etc.). The possibilities are just about endless. And because you’re taking this risk with just a single wall, you’ll have a much easier time maintaining it and/or making changes should you decide to switch things up again. Who knows? You might like your textured wall so much that you expand it to the rest of your room or try it in another one, too.

An accent wall can make a loud statement, define the boundaries of a room, and allow you to experiment with new techniques and designs with minimal risk and maximum reward. So, if you’re not sure where to begin on your interior improvement project, it may be time to acquire an accent, if you will. Accent wall installation is one of our many specialties at Anderson Painting. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!