Easiest Accent Wall Ever

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Using tape to create the easiest accent wall you will ever make.

Boring before

Here is a pic of the room before, it is just so blah! No character, no fun 😢

Clean area

First up I removed everything from the area.

Wipe off the wall if needed, I had to wipe down my baseboards because we live on a dirt road 😉


I am using satin white paint from Walmart to paint all the walls, and only the bottom corner of our accent wall.

This paint worked out great and it only took two coats.

It looks so bright and fresh already!

Time for the second coat

I find that the second coat is always the easiest.

Also when painting I start by rolling my brush down first to avoid the paint from dropping off the brush. (Just a helpful tip)

Tape off and paint the next color

When tapping I start from one corner and then straighten my tape from the other corner, it is much easier than trying to straighten the entire thing out as you go.

Next up I painted a thin coat of the white paint I used over the tape to avoid bleeding through.

Now it is time to paint the accent color you choose, I chose black but really you can use any color for all different looks.

I just love how bold the black is for a boys bedroom.

Two coats of paint

I used flat black from Walmart also, I only used a half of a can.


Now that the paint of dry, I added a simple shelf and a few decor items.

What do you think of this wall?

What color would you do for your home?

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  • Teri Teri on Oct 06, 2021

    What a FANTASTIC JOB. I love the designer look and the large light colored frame looks great over the dark wall. Kudos!

  • Debbie Kinoshita Debbie Kinoshita on Oct 06, 2021

    I absolutely love this. I am assuming your wall was a complete square? I have a wall in my living room that is sitting blank right now. It has been painted as the whole room is. I have decided that I want to do a collection of framed family pics of my boys who are adults now. I have spent a small fortune framing some of them and will eventually paint all the frames the same colour, which is already on some of the frames. Will also be adding other items too. My question is this. It is not a squared wall. it is probably longer than taller. Haven't measured yet because your idea has me intrigued. Do you think it would look off centre if the measurements aren't the same size so to speak? Also, what if I reversed the colours? I am leaving the colour I have now, which is a pale grey that also has a taupe shade to it depending on the lighting. If I did a darker colour on the bottom part. Or would it be a waste of time doing this since I will be covering up some of the wall with pictures. I have been waiting a long time to tackle this project because my mind set isn't there yet and I don't want to put another hundred little holes in the wall. lol

  • Patty Patty on Oct 07, 2022

    Love it

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