Funky Accent Wall in My Living Room

by Cyndi Moore
(Virginia Beach, VA)

Funky color blocking pattern on my accent wall

Funky color blocking pattern on my accent wall

I always wanted red furniture, so when the time came for new furniture, my husband gave in and we bought new red furniture for the living room. Then I realized my cool new furniture was hard to coordinate, so I went on a mission to find a funky new color and pattern for our walls.

I chose a light sage green and a cool frosty colored brown and accented it with red blocks. I used 2" masking tape to tape off the pattern and went to town painting.

My only problem was that I forgot to press firmly on all of the masking tape and it bled under the tape in some areas, requiring a quick touch up later.

The rest of the living room was finished off with the light sage green. Being that we are apartment dwellers, decorating can be somewhat limited. Luckily our management does not mind interior painting.

I plan to paint a similar pattern down the hallway, but hang clear shadow boxes over the accent squares for interesting trinkets or photos.

Thanks for checking out our living room!

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Wow, Cyndi...
by: Yelena

...this is pretty cool! Kind of funky and Hollywood-glamourish at the same time! I'd love to see the room when it's completely decorated as well.

Thanks a lot for sharing your project with us! :)

Nice Room
by: Michelle

I would love to do something like this in our playroom or my daughters room . Maybe with cirles instead of squares. LOVE ITTTTT!

by: Cyndi Moore

I was working on some circle patterns for my bedroom, just still wondering what colors to chose! My son wants pirates...lets see how that turns out : )

by: Heather Johnson

Now I see why you were working so hard on it! It looks amazing, I am impressed. You're gonna come help me with mine when I finally get a place right? lol

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