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Accent walls: making your home unique.

By Johanne

I'm often asked how to personalize homes for clients. Paint is the cheapest and most accessible tool to transform a space. Going beyond basic paint takes the impact to that next level. There is a wide range of solutions out there: here are some of my favorites.

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Painted wall stencils are available in countless patterns: they are potentially DIY-friendly , can be traditional to futuristic, and are easily reversible at a later time. Here a fresh green was used as an accent color, the wall color in the rest of the space then used to layer-in the stencil pattern.

Stock Photo murals are available from various vendors but can also be customized from a high quality personal image as was done in this boy's room: the bottom image was cropped to create a feature wall.

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A full wall wainscot, painted to match the rest of the space or with an accent color brings a sophisticated but understated flair to the space. These can be as simple or elaborate as your installer's expertise allows.

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An often neglected chance to add pizzaz is the wall behind a kitchen hood. With today's sculptural chimney hoods, the backsplash can be taken all the way to the ceiling for a heightened ceiling visual.

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Today's wallpaper options can be applied in any space and pack an enormous punch. The key to painless removal is good preparation of the wall before application: do not skip that step!

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Add instantaneous warmth to a space with reclaimed wood veneers: some companies adhere each plank to the wall, others make installation and repositioning simple with hook-and-loop tape.

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The world of laminate options is widening every day: from textured wood-like finishes to metallic looks, to gloss and writable surfaces, there is much to choose from. Any of these can in turn be carved and applied to a substrate for a 3-D result such as this.

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Finally, for a real personal punch, a photo or artwork collage creates the ultimate personalized wall.

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Need help with an accent wall: call us today (925)286-0086.