Perhaps it’s time to sell your home and you are looking for some great ways to have your property stand out among others in Calgary's ever surging market.
We have seen this trend pop up in show homes but many older homes have bare walls ready for a touch of style. Looking for a reasonably affordable weekend project to add some serious style a room in your house? This is a great way to either add that extra little bit of value to sellers or just give your family a stylish refresh as we prep for another year of working from home.
Accent walls can transform the home with their texture, color and design. You may try out colour, texture, and pattern without radically altering the basis of the space. Having an accent wall in your house may totally transform the mood of the whole space, and the results will always be positive. Although it may seem like it would mess with your symmetry, it really simply adds a little of flair, mystery, and depth. After seeing them, you'll be desperate to have one in every area of your home.
We checked out 3 feature walls from a few of our favorite design blogs, check out their sites for more detail and follow us on Facebook to keep up withmore design and home reno tips!
Kate Ellen - Modern and Trendy
Kate and her husband and pulled apart their dining room for a weekend. It sounds like their project crept into the rest of their week a bit (As these projects tend to do, there’s a little bit of a perfectionist in all of us) Check out their before and after pics for this amazing transition!
She stressing the use of choosing the right shade of white (Now might be the time to check up on your paint trends) but say priming the area first helped get a really great result. Pay attention to how they rearranged the furniture, installed a new light fixture, and added a few plants, the styling on this one is really great!
Katie Kurtz - Mature and balanced
Katie stressed the importance of keeping the functionality of a room, and here is a really good example of a great design choice: Rather than filling in one of what seemed like a second unnecessary doorway they chose to retain the formal dining room since as future purchasers often look for this type of entrance in a dining layout.
Pay attention to her contrasting materials and great use of proportion. The functionality of the millwork cabinets ads a functional dimension while retaining a great balance of style. We are very inspired to see more people try something like this one!
Earlier this year we sold a home in Strathcona Park that had a similar setup but the homeowner used stone and maple paneling; don’t be afraid to experiment with contrasting materials!
Ana White - Classic Design
Ana White found this traditional wainscoting approach to building a feature wall to be a great alternative to wallpaper for her project. One great consideration here was the simple, classic design affords flexibility for styling: chic furniture and creeping vines could transform this into a cool hipster inspired space just as appropriately as classic timeless furniture, rugs, colors and textures in the room could get a nice boost from this tasteful panelling.
Note how they didn't install a raised panel between the boards, and just painted the wall instead. Find shortcuts to make your project easier and don’t underestimate the importance of different paint textures.
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