Accent Your Art!
Creating a design accent is a simple way to add visual interest to any space. When we originally evaluated this room, we immediately knew that we wanted to add a significant design element on the back wall (pictured below). It is the first wall you see when you walk into the home and we knew it should make a bold statement.
Because we believe creating good design also means keeping things simple without breaking the budget, we ultimately decided on creating a simple frame that would highlight the space’s art. The steps were easy, and we completed it in just a few hours. These steps are based on the design we completed but can be easily applied to fit any space.
- We found the center of the wall and measured out a 6 foot by 2 foot rectangle.
- We then used a level to connect our lines.
- Then we taped out our lines and painted the rectangle 2 coats of Behr’s Chestnut Brown.
- Let the rectangle dry.
- We bought one 16 foot piece of trim and four corners from the local Home Depot. We bought the corners because we did not want to deal with mitering the edges. *Make sure to account for the size of the corners when making your cuts.*
- After making our cuts we painted each piece 2 coats of semi-gloss white and nailed them to the wall with a trim-nailer.
- Finally, we filled in the holes with nail hole filler and touched up as needed.
Now that our frame was complete, we just needed to hang the art, and here is the final result. The feedback on this simple accent has been phenomenal!
Developing simple and applicable ideas like this take vision, trust ours!