Sharing a shot of the vintage sectional in our basement living room, I wouldn't let this beauty go just yet! -
-
-
If you haven't seen all the deets on this space with it's makeover, pop over to the blog! 👀
-
-
-
Also up today over at eclectictwist.com is a post with 6 quick and easy ways to bring in all the fall feels! 🍁🍂🍁 -
-
-
 I have 4 in this pic, can you guess what they are?!
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #uohome #theeverygirlathome #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #thrifted #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome #interior123 #interior444 #thenewbohemians #boholiving #lonnyliving #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling

Sharing a shot of the...

We all know where the Big Apple is....
-
-
-
But does anyone know where the Minneapolis? 🍎 -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #crashbangcolour #colorismyjam #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #interior123 #interior444 #gofinding #colourmyhome #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #Howyouwow #bohoismyjam

We all know where the...

I got the blog post put together showing you all where I put the big vintage sexy-beast-of-a-sectional!
-
-
-
Pop over to the blog (link in bio) to check it out. 👀
-
-
-
Have an amazing day loves 😘 -
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticmix #crashbangcolour #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #myeclecticstyle #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #myoklstyle #colourmyhome #interior123 #interior444 #inmydomaine

I got the blog post...

Ya'll know I've been raving about the #getsmart @tiltsmarthome blinds. 👏I'm obsessed!
-
-
-
I have to mention another thing I have come to love about these is that I can adjust the blinds from my app according to the kids particular needs. #sponsored -
-
-
For example, our daughter likes to hang out in here and do her nails, read, chat on the phone with her bff.  All the teen girl things. 💅
-
-
-
And if it's scheduled for them to be closed (based on the hot afternoon sun holla temp sensitive blinds)  I can adjust them to open downward enough to give her light while still keeping most of the heat out. -
-
-
Teen happy, mom happy, wallet happy 💰 #tilt
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticmix #crashbangcolour #colourmyhome #interiors444 #inmydomaine #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #lonnyliving #anthropologie #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy

Ya'll know I've been raving...

Last time I was someone's type...
-
-
-
I was donating blood 👩‍⚕️
-
-
-
Happy Monday! 😘
-
-
-
-
-
-
#interior123 #showemyourstyled #anthropologie #jungalowstyle #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #mycuratedaesthetic #bohemiandecor #bohemianhome #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #Howyouwow #interiorwarrior #interiorstyling #mybombshellhome #lonnyliving #interiors444 #inmydomaine #crashbangcolour #thisiswhyithriftshopeveryday #boholiving #boldbohemians #styleithappy #gofinding #thrifted #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome

Last time I was someone's...

I'm really getting excited about the upcoming @oneroomchallenge 🤸‍♀️
-
-
-
I'm doing my kitchen folks 😳 I've got a full update/refresh planned, but don't panic the range is staying! -
-
-
I'm planning on painting cabinets, an insane ceiling treatment, open shelving and a few other surprises! -
-
-
On a side note I've got the fam room blog post up sharing what I was going for, the how I did it and some detail pics 💖
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#kitchen #styleithappy #kitchendesign #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #flashesofdelight #interior444 #inmydomaine #thethriftedhome #livecolorfully #mypopofcolor #realhomesofinstagram #interiorswithpersonality #mycovetedhome #bohoismyjam #jungalowstyle #showemyourstyled #anthropologie #sodomino #kitcheninspo #boholiving #boldbohemians #myeclecticstyle #myeclecticmix #livecolorfully

I'm really getting excited about...

My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit on something in her post today.
-
-
-
LOVE your home. 💖 I create the spaces I do because they make us feel happy, cozy, comforted, relaxed and fun.  Spaces we want to hang out in!
-
-
-
You don't need anyone else's permission to tell you what's right or wrong.  You just need you. Find your style, rock it and own it. 💖
-
-
-
This is unapologetically me, this is us and this is our home. 🏠 Welcome to the party! 😁🤸‍♀️
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#livecolorfully #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #apartmenttherapy #showemyourstyled #sodomino #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #uohome #theeverygirlathome #planteriordesign #interiors444 #interiorwarrior #crashbangcolour #jungalow #interior123 #interiorstyling #Howyouwow #anthropologie #myeclecticmix #bohoismyjam

My friend Ari @arianna_danielson hit...

I'm stoked to share with you that I'm a new #purplepartner embarking on their 100 night trial.  We are a few days in and I've been dying to share this with you! 💜
-
-
-
You can see our youngest little is testing out the mattress, just prior to this photo he was assessing it's "jump" factor.  The verdict "Mom! It's SO squishy and soft! Can I keep jumping puuuhhhllleeeaaassseee?!" -
-
-
Tulip was giving the @purple dog bed a test drive, which she literally spent every moment on until she passed a few days later.  We are so grateful her last days were spent in such comfort and support enjoying this bed. ❤
-
-
-
Now our other pups are enjoying while we get a feel for the mattress!
-
-
-
It's been a bit over a week and I must say we are very impressed! I have lots of back issues while the hubs gets numb arms from side sleeping.  So far this has made a difference in our quality of sleep! 😪
-
-
-
I am really looking forward seeing what kind of longer term usage benefits there might be from this mattress, which is one of the coolest innovations (in my humble opinion) in sleep.  Holla 4" purple smart comfort grid!! And coming from a horrible sleeper that's saying somethin 😁 #lifeonpurple
-
-
-
Hit up my stories where I share the process from delivery to intial impressions!
-
-
-
I'll share my honest thoughts and experiences with you during this 100 night trial so you can make an informed decision on what's best for your sleep! 🛏
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
#interior123 #makehomeyours #inmydomaine #thethriftedhome #colourmyhome #interiors444 #jungalowstyle #interiorswithpersonality #persuepretty #myhousebeautiful #currenthomeview #mycovetedhome #mycuratedaesthetic #myeclecticstyle #bohemianhome #bohemiandecor #myinterior #sodomino #sleep #purplemattress #bedroom #bedroomdecor #bedroomstyling #sleepy #bettersleep

I'm stoked to share with...

Accent Walls….Yay or Nay? And Tips to Make Them Fab!

Accent walls, they have long been the subject of debate.  Considered very non-cool for quite some time and to be honest back in my early days of designing spaces I hated them too.  Most that I had seen made a room feel outdated.  To be fair my first experience with an accent wall was a living room in our first house that had a faux painted texture and the accent wall was a darker version of brown faux texture.  So ewww!! (not my doing! phew I can’t take credit for that one)  Hence I wasn’t a fan, UNTIL I began exploring other ways to create a focal wall and how to make it fab!  I am now a big proponent of them (if done right) as they can create so much interest in a space as it allows you to really go big and make a statement without a “whoa, what were you smoking?” comment from all who see it.

Some still hate them and that’s totally ok but I think it’s kind of like wallpaper, if you pick the right way to do it (pattern, colors, etc)  you can totally transform a space for the better.  Here are my tips for making an accent wall work, what I’ve done and some thoughts on what to avoid.

accent walls, dining room, home decor, interior design, gray, farmhouse table, ghost chairs, chandelier

 

A shot of our dining room with the statement mural, I chose a complimentary gray for the walls around it. (I spy one of our pups Charlie, sneaky!)

   TIP:  One of my favorite ways to do a focal wall is a wallpaper mural.  There are SO many ah-mazing murals out there and if wallpaper scares you check out Etsy!  There are literally thousands of peel and stick murals to choose from in every style, color and pattern.  You pretty much hang up a giant sticker with no commitment, it doesn’t get much better than that!  You can always just grab a corner and peel it off if you change your mind or want to do something different.

 

accent walls, dining room, home decor, interior design, gray, farmhouse table, ghost chairs, chandelier

TIP:  Think complimentary to the other things you have going on in the space.  If you go with a mural, pick a color from it that you love and is calming.  For me I tend to pick big and bold accent wall colors/patterns so I go for a softer color for the rest of the walls.  This does 2 things; it lets the mural shine without distraction and it keeps the room from feeling like too much is going on.  Same goes for paint.  I always choose a lighter shade for the remaining walls as a nod to the accent wall and DEFINITELY get a sample can (more on that below)

 

accent wall, black, pink, office, mom cave, chandelier, wood ceiling, anthropologie rug, home decor, interior design

Here’s a shot of my Mom’s Oasis room, you can see how I chose the colors and the tester blocks of color on the walls here.

      TIP:  Paint.  If you choose to do a focal wall with paint, see back to the last tip.  Make sure it’s complimentary and looks GREAT together with the other wall color, it will give your space a feeling of cohesion.  Get a sample can in the color you want to use for your accent wall and paint it right next to the color of the other walls.  Do a nice big block and give it a couple of days.  That way you can see it in different lighting and give yourself some time to walk by it, see it and really develop a sense of it being right or wrong.  Our initial reactions aren’t always the right ones with design (trust me I know, I’ll just say it involves a bright sky blue master bedroom, a sad day a very sad day)

 

accent wall, daybed, family room, home decor, interior design, basement living

   Here’s our basement family room, it was previously painted all the same soft gray color (BM’s Revere Pewter) which I love, but this space has no natural light, it was uninviting and felt expansive.  Everything in here felt lost.  By choosing a medium gray with purple undertones for the main wall, it grounds the room giving your eye somewhere to land and guides you to “come hang out here.” It’s not overwhelming or overpowering it just does a fab job of warming up the space and subtly anchoring everything.

 

accent wall, metallic effects bronze, patina, master bedroom, lavender, tree bed, home decor, interior design, chandelier, texture

Here is the master bedroom, a paint treatement that we did using bronze paint with patina (check out how here)  The other walls are a very soft lavender color, which is very soothing and calming while the bronze treatment gives drama and glam.

  TIP:  Paint treatments.  There are a variety of them and all are options.  (just be sure you love the effect and compliment it with the other walls)  I’ve done 2 metallic effects paint treatments as accent walls in 2 spaces.  (Master Bedroom above and Family Room below)

 

family room, metallic effects copper, patina, interior design, home decor, accent wall, paint treatment

   Here is the family room wall with a copper paint and patina treatment (tutorial here)  The other walls are (BM’s Revere Pewter) soft gray, since this whole area is open to the kitchen, dining, hallways, entry and bar I had to use a color that would look good with the copper treatment and not compete with it while going with the mural in the dining room.  It’s all about balance and thinking of all the spaces together as a whole.

 

accent wall, peony wallpaper, anthropologie, bathroom, home decor, interior design, gold

Bathroom accent wallpaper

    TIP:  How about using a patterned wallpaper? (regular or peel and stick) Think standard pattern not a mural, and stopping at the natural break of the walls.  (again I can’t stress enough the complimentary tip above!!) Here I have a big bright pattern in our powder bath and only did one wall.  Funny story it was supposed to be the whole room but SOMEBODY (I won’t say who, maybe me) didn’t order enough paper and found out during installation.

accent wall, peony wallpaper, anthropologie, bathroom, home decor, interior design, gold

Of course being the big thinker on my feet, I decided to do the back wall (since it’s what you see from the door) and use large frames to frame pieces of the leftover paper for the other 2 walls.  I know, I’m a genius (just forget about the mistaken order business).  It turned into a happy accident as I think the hubs would have hated/been overwhelmed with this print covering the entire bathroom. But it made a HUGE difference in making this previously cavernous, no window, tiny space feel bright and airy!

TIP:  Another idea, if you’re not a wallpaper fan, is using a stencil to create a focal wall.  There are thousands and thousands in different sizes, shapes, styles and prices to choose from online.  Or you can create your own (see how we made our own stencils for our diy plywood floor here).  A cool effect for paint choices with a stencil would be a metallic gold, warm silver or brass colored pattern over a soft color.  The sky is the limit with this one, you can create exactly what you want!

closet, accent wall, wallpaper, anthropologie, chinoiserie, home decor, interior design, chandelier

Wallpaper accent in the master bedroom closet

  Accent walls are definitely a way to give a room depth, dramatic effect and completely change the feel/vibe of the space.  I am a big fan, just consider the tips above and dive right in!  I give accent walls a big YAY!!

Have you done an accent wall?  What are your thoughts on them, are you yay or nay?  I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences below!  And if you’re inspired to do one after reading this post I’d love to hear about that too, new projects are always the bomb!!

 

XOXO
signature

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

4 Comments
  • Krystal
    July 3, 2017

    I loooove a good accent wall! Especially with the wallpaper coming back, I swear, once own my own home I am wallpapering everything! Hahah

    • ttbousu
      July 4, 2017

      YAS!! I am slowly but surely wallpapering every room! lol

  • Jamala
    July 9, 2017

    I love seeing accent walls and yours are gorgeous! I’ve just been a bit apprehensive because of fear (it might not look right). I need to keep searching for one to catch my eye

    • ttbousu
      July 9, 2017

      Thanks girl! I hear that, waiting for the right inspo and something you love!

Previous
Have Too Many Necklaces? Quick DIY Display!
Accent Walls….Yay or Nay?  And Tips to Make Them Fab!

error: Content is protected !!