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Thinking about painting a blue accent wall? This is how our main bedroom update turned out!
We've lived in our house for about 18 months now, and decided…..it was finally time to start making some updates. If I'm being honest, I feel like we were almost afraid to make changes. This is our first time owning a home, and it's been a big adjustment (in the best possible way). It's taken some time to realize that this is our home, and that we can try whatever we want in terms of projects, painting and decor (aside from setting up my home office we've done very little). Fair warning, I've been bit by the home decor bug, and now I want to make about a million changes to the house……one blue accent wall or project at a time.
I'm pretty sure Robbie thought I was going to ruin our carpet, or the walls in our bedroom……but, I figured….a simple blue accent wall was something I could paint over if I messed it up. Right?
Spoiler, it was WAYYYYYYY easier than I expected to paint a wall. I'm super happy with how it turned out and now? I want to paint pretty much everything. It's amazing the difference a pop of color makes.
Blue Accent Wall: Our Main Bedroom Update
Thanks to the lovely gentleman working in the painting aisle, we got a ton of tips that were really helpful in painting. He promised it wouldn't be hard to fix if I messed up, and reminded me to put down a ton of drop cloths and rolled paper. He also pointed out that spending time carefully taping off edges would lead to a cleaner line and a more professional look.
Tape, tape, tape. Tape the edges of the wall, the trim, the circuits and be sure that the tape is sealed and secure.
Clean the wall. The paint we used didn't require primer……but we did want a clean surface. I wiped the wall down with a wet sponge. We also filled in an major dents or nail holes with putty.
The paint we used was super pigmented, and only needed one layer…..but spot check. You'll see small parts you missed or parts that need another layer as it dries (especially with a darker color).
Blue Accent Wall: Decor Elements
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One of my favorite parts of updating our room and adding the blue accent wall? Was redecorating. We didn't want to switch out the furniture…..but I loved adding in new simple accents to create a whole new vibe. It's amazing how the colored wall and new decor pieces made a HUGE difference, and they coordinated perfectly with our striped bedding that we LOVE!
We switched out the lamps we'd had since we got married almost ten years ago for these rattan lamps. I love how they really look more up to date and stylish without being over the top.
We had this blue dresser in another place in the house, but it seemed perfect with the accent wall and I'm so glad we moved it. I grabbed these rattan storage boxes to organize all my jewelry and accessories.