Ideas For Creating Accent Walls At Your Home

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Today I want to share some great ideas on how to create accent walls. You can read this article at the handyfamilyman.

Accent walls are back in a big way, and they are better than ever. By blending color, texture, and tone, you can create an epic space that becomes the centerpiece of any room. Here are some of the best accent wall ideas for your home.

Create With Paint

Sure, you could just slap one bold color on an accent wall and call it a day—but why would you when there’s so much more you can do with paint? Stripes, circles, chevrons or herringbone are all on-point style choices. All you need to create an amazing accent wall is paint, painter’s tape, a pencil and a level.

Work With What You’ve Got

Before deciding what should be your accent wall, look at the architectural elements of your home. If you’ve got a fireplace, you already have an accent wall. All you need to do is dress it up. Color, paneling, stonework or built-in bookcases are all great ways to draw attention to an existing focal point.

Feature Wall Ideas for Living Room: Display Your Snaps

Say hello to all those photos you’ve been storing on your hard drive or phone. A photo collage wall is a perfect way to share and relive your cherished memories while creating an enviable accent wall. To keep your collage from looking dated, choose two or three colors of frames that complement each other and mix texture and size. Lay your frames out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy, then replicate the arrangement on the wall.


Yup, you read that right. Fabric can make a fresh and funky accent wall for a reasonable price. Simply pick a selection of coordinating fabrics and wrap them around sturdy cardboard or very thin wood or plastic squares. Affix the squares to the wall in a pleasing pattern with double-sided mounting tape.

Add Warmth With Wood

From sleek to rustic, wood is a perfect accent wall material because it instantly warms up any space. Be sure to paint the remaining walls in your room a color that carries the same undertone as the wood for a unified look.

Painter & Decorator

Learn how to paint interior doors

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Read this interesting article on the Dulux website on how to paint doors.

Preparing to paint your interior doors? Here’s how to achieve a perfect finish.

1. Prepare the work area

There’s no need to remove interior doors from their hinges, so simply place a plastic sheet or newspaper underneath the door to catch any drips. Remove any doorknobs or locks and place in a safe place.

2. Sand the surface

Use a medium or fine grade sandpaper to get the door looking and feeling as smooth as possible. Its best to try and avoid making it look too ‘polished’ – the paint will stick better if the surface has a small amount of grip.

3. Prepare your materials

If you’re painting a flat door with no paneling or molding, we recommend you choose a 4-inch (10cm) brush or a small roller. Painting paneled doors? You’ll need a small 2-inch (5cm) brush. For more paintbrush tips and tricks, read our guide to choosing the perfect paintbrush here.

4. Dampen the surface

Use a cloth or a sponge to slightly dampen (not soak) the door surface. This trick will help to increase the time the paint takes to dry, giving you longer to apply it and reducing brush marks.

5. Apply the primer

Using a good quality primer like Dulux Wood Primer will help the paint glide on more smoothly. Apply one coat of primer suitable for wooden surfaces and let dry (check the drying instructions if you’re unsure how long it takes).

6. Start painting

Apply the paint in even, broad strokes across the surface of the door. If you can, try and avoid going back over surfaces already painted – this will help you create an even finish. We recommend applying two coats, allowing the paint to dry fully in between each coat. Once the door is painted and dry, replace your hardware and admire your handiwork!

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