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Today I’m talking about a design trend that I’m sure most of us have tried at one time or another when decorating and that trend is Accent Walls.  I remember the first time I saw a room with a painted accent wall .  It seemed kinda odd that someone would paint just one wall.  Then I remember seeing a painted ceiling for the first time and I thought that was even odder.  Today, I think paint and decorative wall treatments are one of the easiest and more affordable ways you can create drama for a room.

Remember when accent walls were just a solid color?  That was then…

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This is now...the design trend of accent walls has evolved into something much better!

 

Exquisite paint treatments…

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Abstract Paint

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Chevron Stripes

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Polka Dot Wall

Stylish wallpaper…

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Patterened Wallpaper

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Wallpaper Panels

Rustic wood accents…

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Wood Planks

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Chevron Wood

Stunning stenciled treatments

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Stenciled Circles

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Stenciled Diamonds

One of my go-to design sources for diy wall accents is Royal Design Studio.  If you haven’t checked out this site before it is filled with amazing stencil designs, Wallternatives wall decals and removable wallpaper.

And if you’ve never tried stenciling before, they have a great how-to section on their site to show you how to stencil on walls, floors, ceilings and fabric.

Here are a few of my favorite stencil and wall decal designs…

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Boxwood Trellis stencil

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Feathered Damask stencil

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Cheetah Spots stencil

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Chez Sheik stencil

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Star Diamond Moroccan stencil

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Ribbon Lattice stencil

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Budquette removable wallpaper

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Bee Sweet removable wallpaper

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Shine Bright wall decal

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Rose Bouquet wall decal

 

So when it comes to accent walls, what’s your favorite wall treatment…paint, stencil or wall decals?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Shelly

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Just when I thought Target was the end-all, be-all I discovered they carried wallpaper.  Not just any wallpaper mind you but removable, repositionable wallpaper.  Removable, repositionable wallpaper opens up all kinds of decorating possibilities for anyone that wants to add a decorative wall treatment to their home but doesn’t want to invest the time or money to put up traditional wallpaper.

While the selection of wallpaper is not vast, the patterns are classic and the color options are on-trend and versatile.  In total there are 6 patterns and 16 colorways to choose from and each roll of wallpaper is s 20″ w X 16.5′ long.

Here’s the line-up of my favorite patterns….

 This classic lattice pattern is the perfect bold accent for an accent wall, foyer or powder room– Black and White Cable

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Also available in this pond and gold colorway–Cable in Pond.

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And Cable in Starlight

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I know a lot of people are over chevron patterns but they are still a popular design statement.  The chevron wallpaper that Target sells is available in several colors–Zig Zag in Mirage

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If you like a more traditional look, the Chantilly in Blossom might work for you.  This classic damask pattern in also available in yellow and brown.

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I love this modern pattern, perfect for casual living space, bedroom or laundry room–Diamond in Twig

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Also available is the soft seafoam color–Diamond in Horizon

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Solid wallpapers with a subtle pattern or texture are perfect to foyers, hallways or powder room.  This pattern,  Weave in Compass and Gold is a classic pattern in a unique colorway.

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As I mentioned, there are so many places that removable wallpaper can be used in your home and if you rent, wallpaper is the perfect solution for adding a style punch to your decor.

Here’s a little inspiration…

Wallpaper can make a small and mundane kitchen come to life.

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Polka dot are always fun and a great way to accent a kids room.

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If you’re adventurous, you can add a style statement to your stairs with wallpaper.

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I love the idea of dressing up an old piece of furniture.  Removable wallpaper would be a great way to give Ikea furniture a bit more personality.

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I’m always a fan of bookcases with a decorative back and removable wallpaper is an easy way to get this look.

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And the classic black and white cable pattern that Target sells you give you the feel of this look and is perfect for a bedroom accent wall.

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Thanks Target for continuing to offer such great home decor products.

Where would you use removable wallpaper in your home?

Shelly

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I love a beautiful closet and think it’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your life.  A beautiful closet makes your clothes and accessories look better and I believe it can also make you feel your best each and every day.
Many of the design clients I work with struggle with making the most of their closet, from organizing it to making it a design statement like the rest of their bedroom.  No matter how big or small your closet is, there are some design tricks you can use to make it a beautiful, functional and inspiring space.

1.  CREATE A POWERFUL FIRST IMPRESSION

If you don’t have a walk-in closet, don’t let that stop you from creating a dynamic first impression with your closet.  Painting your closet doors, adding trim work or using wall paper to add a graphic punch is a great way to up-style your closet.
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2.  ADD PAINT OR PAPER

Adding a little pizazz to the inside of your closet will not only energize the space but your clothes will look more glamorous surrounded by pretty paper or paint.
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I love the idea of wall-papering the inside of a closet door.  It creates such a pretty backdrop to display outfits against.
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Paint your closet walls your favorite color which is sure to lift your spirits.

3.  ORGANIZE BY COLOR

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Organizing your clothes by style first (shirts, pants, skirts etc.) and then by color will give your closet a stylized feel and make getting dressed easier.
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And don’t forget that the hangers are part of your style statement so use all one style of hanger to give your closet a streamlined and  cohesive look.

4.  KEEP IT ORGANIZED

I can’t stress how important an organized closet is to starting your day on a good foot.  Keep like items together and use shelf dividers to keep things tidy.
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5.  USE STORAGE BOXES AS A STYLE ELEMENT

Storage boxes are another great organizing tool.  Invest in study boxes with stylish details.  Storage boxes can become part of your closet style!  If you come across plain boxes at the thrift store, an inexpensive roll of wrapping paper and double-sided tape  can transform them into decorative boxes in a flash.
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6.  PUT THINGS ON DISPLAY

I love to incorporate decorative accents into a closet space.  Hanging a piece of art or displaying accessories or personal care items on decorative risers can transform your closet into a special space.
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7.  MAKE IT PERSONAL

If space allows, why not incorporate a small vanity desk or chaise into your closet space.  It my not seem like you’d hang out in your closet but I promise this will become a special retreat for you.
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8.  ADD A TOUCH OF GLAMOUR

One of the easiest ways to up-style your closet is by hanging a chic chandelier or pendant light.  This change alone will make your closet feel special and personal.
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9.  ADD SEATING

Ok, who wouldn’t want this gorgeous ottoman in their closet.  Seating, whether a chair, stool or ottoman will give you a place to put on your shoes and turn your closet into a salon.
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10.  ADD A RUG

Adding a decorative rug as a style layer in your closest is a quick and easy up-style tip.  Go bold or stay classic but layer a rug to give your closet a sense of warmth and coziness.
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If you’re looking for ways to make your closet a more inspiring space, try one or more of these Closet UpStyle Tips!

Happy Decorating!

XO Shelly

If you’d like help creating a home your absolutely love, CONTACT ME about my design services!
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If you’re looking for a quick, easy and impactful update to your décor, try using wallpaper in unexpected places!

Wallpapered closets doors.

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Old door with floral wallpaper

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Im thinking my kitchen cabinets could be greatly improved with this wallpaper decoupage idea...

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Wallpaper your stairs to add color and pattern to a space

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XO Shelly

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Whenever I’m designing a space, my goal is always to enhance or create a focal point within the room.  Often times that is done by making one wall stand out from the rest. There are lots of ways to make an impact in design but when it come to making a statement on a wall, these are the best ways to make an impact!

 

1.  WITH WOOD

If a rustic look is your thing, using reclaimed wood to create a statement wall is ideal. 

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I love the texture and visual movement this plank wall brings to the space.

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 Painted planks add a rustic and charming feel.  Mix in a few antiques and your room comes to life.

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This look is for the true artist and someone with a lot of patience!

2.  WITH PAINT

The cheapest and easiest way to create a focal wall in your home is with paint.  Pull the color from a dominant pattern within the room to connect the dots.

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Bold walls make a dramatic impact.

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In a smaller space, stripes can work wonders to make the space feel larger.

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I love this chevron pattern which add instant style!

 

3.  WITH STENCILS OR DECALS

For a more artistic approach, stencils or wall decals will do the trick.  With more intricate patterns you can just accent one wall or be bold and paint the entire space.

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This accent wall draws you into the space and serves as a perfect backdrop to the table vignette.

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A stenciled wall is the perfect accent for a foyer!

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I love how this long foyer was given some visual interest with a wall stencil.  The pattern adds interest without overwhelming.

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Even a simple statement like this wall decal can have big impact and save you lots of money.

 

4.  WITH CURTAINS

One of the best ways to soften a large space or one with lots of angles and wall is with curtain panels.  Use them to frame a piece of furniture or hide a vast expanse of windows.

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The curtains behind this bed give the sleeping area more impact and actually make this super large bedroom feel more quaint.

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A full wall of curtains is a great way to add visual interest and color.

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I love the soft sheer drapes scalloped along this large wall.  Not only do they add softness but they fill this large wall which would be hard to do with art or other wall decor.

 

5.  WITH BOOKSHELVES

There is nothing more that I love than a wall of bookcases.  I love the personality they add to a space in addition to the organization and structure they bring to a room.

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These leaning bookshelves are fab.

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Such a great way to create an informal library or office feel in your home.  And of course adding an accent color to the back makes the shelves pop!

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Another great bookcase wall using the Billy Bookcases from Ikea.

 

6.  WITH WALLPAPER

Once a staple in the design industry, wallpaper is making a come back.  Whether you use it in a small area or to decorate an entire room, wall paper is ideal when design, color, impact and style are needed!

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Wallpaper added above a chair rail adds just the right amount of impact!

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In a rental space, wallpaper panels (applied to foam core or sheets of plywood) are the perfect solution to adding impact to your walls.

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Framed wallpaper makes a great headboard alternative!

 

There are so many great ways to create an impact wall within your home.  The hard part is deciding which of these ideas is right for you!

 

 

 

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When it comes to making a great first impression, this foyer knocks it out of the park!

The high gloss black door is the first element that captures my attention.  I love the stylish door knocker and elegant handle, positioned a bit higher than normal. 

The recessed and arched entrance wall is an unexpected architectural detail and the bold floral wallpaper is chic and whimsical all at the same time.  The color and pattern make a statement without overpowering!

As for me and a foyer, I love an oversized mirror and a simple console table.  This table painted white is another unexpected but beautiful statement.

A foyer space like this definitely draws you in and makes you want to see what the rest of the house holds….that stunning black and white stripe chair for starters!

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Design is in the details and this foyer space got it all right!

 I’m heading to Scott Antique Market today for some shopping and will be sure to share the highlights next week.

Happy Weekend!  See you back here Monday!

 

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  1. DECORATING WITH CHALKBOARD PAINT
  2. WALLPAPERING THE CEILING
  3. DECORATING WITH BASKETS
  4. ADDING FUN KNOBS TO A SIMPLE FURNITURE PIECE
  5. HIDE THE TV WITH SLIDING DOORS
  6. USING TWO SHOWER CURTAINS INSTEAD OF ONE
  7. PAINTING YOUR FRONT DOOR A FUN COLOR
  8. HANGING A FLOATING SHELF IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
  9. CREATING WALL ART WITH BUTTONS
  10. TRANSFORMING A BASIC LAMP WITH A UNIQUE LAMPSHADE
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Chalkboard DresserChalkboard Table, Wallpapered Ceiling, Baskets, Drawer Knobs, Sliding TV Doors, Shower Curtains, Painted Front Door, Floating Shelf, Button Art, Lampshade
 

 

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Creating a sophisticated space comes from a clear point of view executed in a dynamic and interesting way.  The range of silver and grey tones in this dining room give it depth and dimension while at the same time exuding elegance and understated style.  A mix of materials, finishes and patterns are the details that give this space character!

Grey is the perfect color when you want a room to say something without screaming it!

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