Need an idea for an easy diy accent wall

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help! My living room wall (behind the TV) needs a lift! Any easy & cheap ideas!!! Love Hometalk & DIY
q need an idea for an easy diy accent wall
q need an idea for an easy diy accent wall
q need an idea for an easy diy accent wall
Hope these photos give you an idea of my home design. ... love my modern grey & turquoise but cant figure out what to do with the wall behind the TV! Dark grey Paint/faux? !? Plank, faux stone!? Ship lap?, book cases on either side! of tv? Ugh!!! Help!!! Thanks
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  • Gk Gk on Mar 17, 2018
    Probably the least expensive thing you could do is to paint the wall an accent color. You could add a stencil design for less than 20.00 worth of supplies.
    • Cheryl Cheryl on Mar 17, 2018
      Hmmmm great idea... and not too expensive ... guess I’ll just have to think about this ... and I’ve never done stencils so I’m a bit nervous about that... (any stencil ideas?)
      don‘t want it to look “diy“!
  • Jennifer Lynn Jennifer Lynn on Mar 17, 2018
    I used cedar shingles and nailed them to my wall of my coffee bar. I painted and stained each one a different color and overlapped each one, filling in gaps with smaller pieces. It looks very retro and hip!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 17, 2018
    I would accent the wall in a different color
  • Ro Ro on Mar 17, 2018
    accent color and hang gallery style things that make you happy
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    • Cheryl Cheryl on Mar 17, 2018
      yes, I agree... I’m leaning toward the easiest of ideas ... accent color, but I live in florida and afraid of making the room too dark. White cabinets, Counter top is black, walls are light & dark greys with a few accents of sea foam green in kitchen & hall (matches draperies). I’m thinking that the seafoam will be too foo foo but the greys May be too dark! Any thoughts!?
  • Ro Ro on Mar 17, 2018
    Dive into the dark how about An olive green, avocado 🥑 green or a brown
  • Gk Gk on Mar 17, 2018
    You can also buy large size vinyl stencils that can be attached to the walls. If you just type in wall stencils on yur computer--there are lots of options. Easy to do--can get a little pricey--depends on what you want.
  • Gk Gk on Mar 17, 2018

    Here's another great idea! Love this!
  • Jennifer Lynn Jennifer Lynn on Mar 17, 2018
    Here is a photo for you :)
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 20, 2018
    Before you change wall color try moving furniture. I would change that large wedge were that chair is and place chair by the balcony as well as the dog bed. I would then take that tall clock and put it on that empty wall to bring in height next to TV. Not really next but on that wall to balance it out. Then it looks like you have either a round click or mirror on a smaller wall by kitchen counter wall take that down and put somewhere elae so that you don't have two clocks next to eachother. I must say that the grandfather clock just looks totally different than the rest of the style of your furniture so I'm guessing you inherited it and don't want to part with it but just putting it on the wall that it is currently screams I don't know what to do with this thing. So I say make it part of your decor. Make it intentional. Also remove that tall vase off of coffee table.and you may find that the clock takes up space nicely. Then if you want to make that a different color pull that color out of your rug. It looks very nice and you already have the cream color on wall so another soft color on that wall would look nice as well. But I always say move furniture around see what else you have in the home that you can move and use and shop at thrift stores or garage sales. You can find some nice frames that you paint all in the same accent color just to not commit that entire wall into an accent color. Hang them up empty. That would take up space and add interest and color. Plus you can find different shapes and detailed ones. I'm not a big fan of accent walls but stenciled walls are less of a commitment if you add just the white to it. That would help brighten the space as well. Do you have to leave TV in that spot due to cable or to a WiFi modem? If not I would rearrange furniture completely because people constantly have to walk in front of TV to get to balcony or from one room to another it appears. If you can move it I would make the room division with the sofa'so back towards the counter and place TV on the opposite wall that it is and move the wedge off of the wall and allow space behind it so that people walk bind you as you sit their to watch TV and they want to go out or to other toom. Yes I know you asked for help for that wall,but I like to play with what you have first then send money only if you have to spend it and usually you don't find yourself wasting money for a quick fix. You have great pieces to work with just need tweaking. I bet you have things in your home that you can then use on that wall that wil, not impede the traffic such as a nice piece of art work or like I said buy frames and take that empty space and make it a gallery but not cluttered with family pictures just with empty frames that are painted by you in accent color. Good luck and I hope that I have been some help.



  • Ro Ro on Mar 21, 2018
    I would go w a green, find the right shade that is bright enough but no too foo foo
    you could try a cream that has a green base so it is the palest of greens
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