Accent Wall in a Kids' Room
(San Francisco, CA USA)
Blue Accent Wall in My Kids' Room
We livened up the small (approximately 10 x 12 feet) room our kids share by painting one wall a warm blue.
We pulled this shade of blue from the train poster hanging on the wall – I bought the poster long before I had kids and loved its soft-but-not-pastel colors.
I love the fact that it is a fresh, fun color without being too kiddy or too boy or too girl – we could use this room as an older child’s room, a guest room or office later without changing the color.
That same blue ended up appearing in small doses in the rug (by choice) and lamp (totally by accident, as it was a gift), and I painted the dresser drawer pulls to match the colors in the poster as well. The bedspreads are also light blue.
Having splashes of the same color throughout the room really makes the small room look more pulled together (even when all the toys are out everywhere!), and lends interest to a wall without any windows, doors or other features.
With the room’s sunny windows located on the opposite wall, I think the darker color also makes the wall seem to recede a bit more, making the room look larger. We also painted the sliding closet doors on an adjacent wall the same blue.
An accent wall is a great way to introduce a splash of color without committing to a whole room’s worth of color. I’m very happy with how it turned out.
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