Accent Walls: The Secret to Expanding Your Space

Accent Walls
Are you struggling with small or cramped spaces in your home? Feeling like you need to create a more peaceful and comfortable environment? Accent walls could be the solution you're looking for!

Are you struggling with small or cramped spaces in your home? Feeling like you need to create a more peaceful and comfortable environment? Accent walls could be the solution you’re looking for! Our latest blog, “4 Tips for Creating Accent Walls,” provides an overview of what accent walls are and why they matter.

Alright, now that you’ve grasped the basics, let’s dive deeper into techniques, visuals, and empowerment to transform your spaces. When utilized effectively, color has the power to expand or contract a room visually, giving the illusion of more space without any construction needed.

Widen the Room

Add visual space to your room by painting stripes on your accent walls. You can go bold by painting stripes on every wall. Horizontal stripes create the illusion of width, visually expanding your space. Another trick is to paint the ceiling and bottom half of the wall white, and the upper half a darker shade. This contrast creates the impression of width, making your room appear wider.

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Bring in Height

To create the illusion of taller ceilings, use two paint colors: a light hue for the ceiling and a deeper tone for the walls. By painting the ceiling and walls in contrasting colors, the eye is drawn upward, making the room feel taller. Adding vertical stripes further enhances this effect, directing the eye upward and accentuating the room’s height. Whether as accent walls or covering the entire room, this technique adds visual height to any space.

Let’s Elongate

For stretching the length of a shorter room, try this trick: paint one wall and the ceiling in a dark shade, and keep the other walls white. The contrast between the dark and light hues creates the illusion of depth, with the eye naturally following the elongated line formed by the dark wall. Light colors like white bring an airy feel, expanding the space, while darker hues have a cozy effect, making spaces feel more enclosed. By strategically placing dark colors to create a long line, you enhance the room’s visual flow and depth.

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Something Extra

You’re probably feeling inspired by now, with ideas swirling around your head! The beauty of paint is its ability to completely transform a space without the need for costly renovations. When it comes to exploring paint options, Sherwin Williams is a fantastic place to start! Their quality and range of offerings are hard to beat. With their color samples, you can even get a sneak peek of how your home will look before you begin. But why stop there? Let’s take your painted accent walls or revamped spaces to the next level by incorporating some additional elements.

A Beautiful Disguise 

Let’s talk about maximizing space in a small room. One effective strategy is to prioritize storage. Painting storage units and shelving in the same color as the walls seamlessly integrate them into the space, creating a more open and airy feel. This trick is especially handy when you’re dealing with a lot of belongings and can’t reduce clutter.

To maintain a sense of continuity, choose a paint tone that complements your sofa and soft furnishings. This cohesive color scheme creates a unified backdrop, preventing the room from feeling cramped. Arranging furniture against the walls can make a room feel smaller so leave some breathing room between your furnishings and the walls to create a sense of spaciousness.

On top of this, opt for lighter, less bulky furniture pieces to avoid overwhelming a small room. Keeping furniture lower to the ground also helps visually elongate the space, making low ceilings feel higher.

Lighting Matters

Embrace natural light by removing blinds and letting sunlight flood into your room. Consider installing skylights to invite even more light from above, enhancing the spacious feel.

When it comes to artificial lighting, opt for multiple sources distributed throughout the room instead of relying solely on overhead lights. This creates a balanced, expansive ambiance. Floor lamps like the Marta chrome or Twist uplighter are fantastic choices, adding vertical interest and visually elongating the space.

Then There Were Accessories

Mirrors work wonders by bouncing light from windows and reflecting views, creating a sense of openness. Just as high heels add height, floor-to-ceiling drapery elevates any room instantly.

Then we need to consider skipping curtains altogether to streamline the visual space. If drapes are a must, opt for lightweight fabrics for an airy feel. Group décor items in sets of three or five, perhaps on trays to reduce visual clutter.

The final touch would be to opt for one large-scale artwork instead of multiple smaller pieces to create a sense of expansiveness. If you have several smaller artworks, arrange them together on a single wall to maintain cohesion.

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Accent Walls and a Final Word

We trust you’re feeling empowered and eager to make a change! No matter the size of your space, you’re now equipped to turn those dull areas into inviting havens of peace and comfort.

If you’re excited but find the task overwhelming, fret not! We’re seasoned experts in this realm and would be thrilled to take the reins. Reach out to us for a complimentary consultation, a free quote, and even explore financing options if needed. We’re excited to embark on this transformation journey with you!

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