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Should I Paint an Accent Wall in My Bedroom? !

Should I Paint an Accent Wall in My Bedroom?

Here is the San Francisco area, we celebrate diversity, right? Then why in the world would we have rooms where all four walls are painted the same color?! Indeed, many Bay Area homeowners have come to appreciate the value of an accent wall, typically putting them in the primary living areas, like living rooms, dining rooms, eat-in kitchens and so on. But what about other places in the home; is the master bedroom a good place for an accent wall?

What Are the Benefits of an Accent Wall?

An accent wall can have many visual and aesthetic benefits:

  • Adds more color to a room, bringing variety and individuality
  • Gives you a chance to use a bolder color without overwhelming the room
  • Creates a focal point in the room

Does an Accent Wall Belong in a Bedroom?

When you wrap a birthday present, you make all sides of the box the same, and it looks good. But what if that pattern were on the interior of the box, and you lived inside it? OK, I admit that's a bizarre question. But in many cases, our bedrooms are simply a box with four very similar walls. Adding an accent wall changes the whole feel of a room, giving life, movement and variety.

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Will your bedroom work for an accent wall? That depends on its design. You probably want the accent wall to be the one behind the head of the bed, or across from the foot of the bed. Doing it on a side wall would feel off-balanced. So, do either of these walls look like a good candidate? The main thing you need for an accent wall is a surface with four corners (not tricky architectural features) and few intrusions (windows, door, heat radiator...).

What Color Should I Use for an Accent Wall in my Bedroom?

One of the safest choices is to go with a darker shade of the color on the other walls. Usually, two tones darker makes a good contrast. This is a great look, but as I already said, it's safe. If you're looking for something bolder, consider...

  • A bright color that matches a pillow or lamp in your room
  • An accent color in your rug or bedspread
  • A color that matches the sofa or artwork in your bedroom
  • A color you love, which won't clash with anything in the room

Another idea with a lot of merit is to use a patterned wallpaper on your accent wall. This brings a whole new level of design, texture and focus to the room.

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MB Jessee is a well-established, reputable painting company in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide all kinds of residential painting services, from small jobs (like accent walls) to massive commercial jobs (offices, high-rises, hospital). We serve Hillsborough, Oakland Hills, Piedmont, Pacific Heights, and the greater vicinity.

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