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Add Color Easily with Accent Walls

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When you move into a rental apartment, chances are you’re not looking to redo the place. Most likely, your plan doesn’t include staying in that apartment forever. The last thing you want is to spend time, effort and money on a place you’ll be moving out of rather quickly. While time does fly and you’ll be out of there before you know it, you still your apartment to be comfortable and a place you could call home. The solution to this common dilemma is accent walls. Painting an accent wall is the simplest and cheapest way to make your apartment feel more like your home rather than a rental apartment. Accent walls are a great way to add color and creativity and have fun with your new apartment.

When you first move in, you’ll be left with bare, white walls. While that’s boring and plain, it doesn’t mean you have to repaint the whole room. Painting just one wall will give the room color and a totally new feel.

Accent walls also help you create a color scheme. By using similar color decorations, bedding, and accessories, you could transition your room into a newly put-together colorful room you’ll love.

Accent walls accentuate the space without overpowering it with too much color. Hence the name, accent wall. A good choice for an accent wall is a bold shade because it gives the room just the color it needs without completely taking over. Accent walls are the perfect opportunity to use that color you fell in love with, but it’s just too much for the entire room.  An accent wall can also be a wall that’s one shade darker or lighter than the rest of the walls, giving the room a nice contrast.

Whether you’re looking to add a little color to a dull room, or make your apartment feel homier, accenting a wall with a different color is an easy way to make your apartment unique.

This article was contributed by PaintZen, New York City’s go-to service for stress-free painting.