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Accent Walls

How to create a standout accent wall:


Instead of making all four walls the same, an accent wall is a great way to define your space or put the spotlight on a favorite piece of art or a cool feature of your room. An accent wall will not only change the feel of the room, it is really a design element in and of itself. You can also use an accent wall in compliment or in contrast with the rest of your room’s décor. For instance, an accent wall can bring out the colors in your furniture or transition you easily between spaces. Since everyone’s tastes are different and working with a furnished vs. unfurnished room will make a difference, we’re sharing three accent wall ideas for inspiration!



One of the most important parts is choosing the right paint color. This can be as subtle as choosing the right shade of red to as intuitive as realizing that green works much better than bright blue. At Excelsior Paint & Design Carpet One, we carry a large selection of paint, including Benjamin Moore, and are here to work with you to choose the perfect accent wall colors!


Accent Wall Ideas


While painting all four walls a shade of vibrant magenta may be a bit much, bold shades on one wall can really accentuate your space while not overpowering it. You can decorate by hanging lighter things on the wall to balance the room.


Living Room Accent Wall Ideas


Sometimes it’s just the tiniest tweak that can make the largest difference. This is definitely the case if you use a slight variation in shade from your other three walls, or if you choose a light, complimentary color.


Paint Ideas for Accent Walls


If you’re really looking for something unique, you can use wallpaper or paint to create a patterned accent wall. You can use two colors that are prominently featured in your décor to alternate in a chevron or striped pattern. Or, choose a favorite wallpaper to try on one wall, and it will be easy to switch out and change as your style evolves.



For more ideas or to look at our selection of paints, contact Excelsior Paint & Design Carpet One! Excelsior Carpet One is proud to serve the homes and businesses of Excelsior, Shorewood, Plymouth, Chanhassen, Wayzata and Deephaven. 




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