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Bright & BOLD Accent Wall in Little Boy's Room

I wanted to make my son's room a little more playful and cheery, so I added an accent wall! It's definitely bright and bold and is the WOW factor I was looking for!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $30 Difficulty: Easy
Here's how the wall looked before the makeover. As you can see, it was pretty dark, definitely boring, and just begging to be jazzed up.
I wanted it to be colorful but I didn't want to mess with any precise measurements, so stripes were out of the question. I then decided that random shapes in coordinating colors to match the rest of the room would be perfect!
I first created a mockup of my design in Photoshop, then added the painter's tape to the wall where I wanted the gray lines to remain.
....and here's the Before & After once the tape was removed! I just LOVE this transformation, and it definitely brightens the whole room up. And the best part is that it only took me ONE day to complete!
For LOTS more details and photos (as well as a time-lapse video of the painting with some awesome technical difficulties) check out my blog post! http://www.wherethesmileshavebeen.com/bright-and-bold-accent-wall/
Also, if you're interested, I purchased the paints at Home Depot, and the names of the colors were:
-Behr Ultra in Lagoon Rock: Blue
-Behr Ultra in Venom: Green
-Behr Home Decorators Collection in Tart Orange: Orange

To see more: http://www.wherethesmileshavebeen.com/bright-and-bold-accent-wall/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 16, 2015

    This is incredible! Absolutely love all the color and geometric feel!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Apr 16, 2015

    You are crazy talented, and I happen to like your pineapple hair, lol! This is one of the coolest kids rooms I've ever seen!

    • Where The Smiles Have Been
      Where The Smiles Have Been New Market, AL
      on Apr 21, 2015

      @Miriam I Haha, thanks so much! And you're kind to say that about my pineapple hair....it's pretty much my DIY-do! ;)

  • Kristen Lee
    Kristen Lee Rochester, NY
    on Apr 17, 2015


  • Dana Corby
    Dana Corby Anderson Island, WA
    on Apr 17, 2015

    I would never have thought of anything that different! It's SO creative!

  • Debbie Silva
    Debbie Silva Yuba City, CA
    on Apr 17, 2015

    That looks fantastic and fun. I thought it looked good before but now it has pizzazz.

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