“It’s such an easy way to add personality to a room without making a huge commitment,” says Elizabeth Rees, founder of Chasing Paper, a removable wallpaper company. “You’ll be able to do this with minimal investment while making a huge stylish impact.”If you believe conceptualizing a feature wall is a daunting task, it’s relatively easy, depending on the materials used.
And even better, if you’re a renter concerned about losing your security deposit, some accent wall ideas are a cinch to undo.
There are so many wallpaper options to take your dull walls to the next level, and, in fact, Rees started her company in her tiny West Village apartment, which had lots of original charm but needed a little bit of personality.
“People want to customize and really feel at home in their space, and spicing up a wall can upgrade your home.” And lucky for you, we share how to apply and remove wallpaper. Avoid a major headache when you plan your accent wall ideas by gathering the supplies you need.
“For example, use painters tape to help visualize your design on the wall you are working on,” says Maija Gust, a blogger at Mai Happy Home. “For example, in this New York City “pied-à-terre, I used accent walls to add definition and to ground the art and furnishings in an otherwise boring space.”
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1 Lincoln Square 235 West 63rd Street $2,495 No Fee [email protected] Created with Sketch. 1 Greenwich Village 264 Sixth Avenue $2,295 No Fee [email protected] Created with Sketch. “You’d be surprised at how much wood certain accent designs require — it can get expensive fast,” Gust says.
“I created a wall for $175, which included wood, liquid nails, paint, and supplies. So, to indulge your adventurous side without going overboard, paper one wall in a punchy print.
A graphic pattern, like a fun flamingo motif, anchors an otherwise neutral space and will get everyone talking next time you have friends over for dinner. If you’re hesitant to alter your walls and you’re also starved for storage — we’re with you — consider a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit.