How To Choose Bedroom Accent Wall And Colour
What is an Accent Wall?
An accent wall is typically an interior wall whose design is different from the others around it. The accent wall may feature a different colour, material, or pattern than the others.
An accent wall can fool the eye into making the room appear smaller or larger. To get started, you’ll need to choose which wall you want to accent. Once you decide which wall to use, then comes the creative part of choosing a colour.
CHOOSE A WALL
There are a few ways to choose the ideal accent wall in a bedroom. The wall behind your headboard creates the focal point in your bedroom. But you’re free to use another wall in your room as your focal point, too. Here are tips that will help you choose a wall to work on in your bedroom.
Find a wall that stands out: What wall is your eye naturally drawn to when you first enter your bedroom? Or, you might choose a wall that draws your attention when you first wake up.
Use an unobstructed wall: Choose a wall that’s free of extra-large pieces of furniture, such as wardrobes. An accent wall should be able to stand alone enough to create a degree of impact and drama.
If you can’t find the right accent wall, consider the fifth wall, your bedroom ceiling. A white ceiling heightens a room while a darker colour makes a large bedroom appear cozier.
CHOOSE A COLOUR
Now that you’ve found the perfect wall, it’s time to pick a colour. First, learn a few basic tips about how different colours make you feel, which is especially important in a bedroom. Second, learn how to mix, match, or blend the right colours for your bedroom accent wall.
Learn about warm colours. Warm colours such as; orange, yellow, and red, make a space appear smaller because the wall is pulled towards the eye. A warm colour would be ideal on a wall at the end of a long, narrow bedroom, for example.
Brush up on cool colours. Cool colours, such as green, blue, and purple, make a small bedroom appear larger because it pulls the wall away from the eye. A cool colour on the side of a bedroom, can help a narrow room seem wider.