Ya know how every year they have those forecasts for trends? All the decorators get together and declare what trends are OUT and what trends are IN? Well, people are saying that finally, now, after how many years, that accent walls are out. I say to that “yea, right.” I’m sorry but accent walls are way too beneficial to just be “out” and done with. And by the way, yes trends are important, but you should decorate your home however you want. I know I do! And I love accent walls. Here are a few reasons why I love them and why you should too.
Adding Color To Your Kitchen
This is one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to add some color to your kitchen. Best of all, you can do it yourself. It doesn’t take some high-end designer or decorator to paint a simple wall. Heck, you can even get your friends to come in and help!
It takes very little money to get a can of paint, some brushes, some tape, a paint canvas for the floor and some rollers. If you consider the other items in your kitchen you can add that are colorful like a red oven, an orange fridge or a backsplash, painting an accent wall is by far and wide the cheapest option.
Change It When You Want
Talking about red ovens, these are nice to add color to your kitchen, but lets be honest, if you buy a red oven, you are stuck with that oven for its lifetime. An oven isn’t just something you can decide you want to change a year from now. On the other hand, an accent wall is. You can change it once a month if you really want to.
Some bold statements can make the room feel overwhelming or busy. But an accent wall is a great way to add a bold color – maybe even a color you might not normally use, in a moderate way. Adding that bold color to all 4 walls would be a little harsh, but adding it to one? Works great!
You don’t just have to use a solid color for your accent wall. For that matter, you don’t even have to use just paint; there are other options out there such as wall decals, stick ons, stick on murals, paint murals, tiles, wood, stone or anything else.
Create A Focal Point Easily
A well-placed accent wall is a great way to bring the eyes to a certain focal point when entering the room. Its also a great way to create a solid drop-point for your space. So for example, if you have something in your kitchen such as a big bay window. Its a beautiful window, you can Accentuate the window by painting the wall around the window. Or maybe you have a 100-year-old sink that you have brought back to life, its big, and its beautiful and you somehow managed to bring it into your kitchen and make it a beautiful and functional work of art. Why not do an accent wall behind the sink to create a focal point for it? Focal points can highlight an array of architectural features in your space, items or products you really love, or as a way of focusing people’s attentions to the better parts of your kitchen and keeping their eyes astray from things you don’t like.