We spend a lot of time in the living room in my home, so I knew it was the perfect place to update for the season. I started the project by thinking about what I love most about any room, including plants, color and comfortable furniture. I created a mood board to give me inspiration as I started my living room makeover.
Prepping The Space
I began my project by preparing my wall before painting. I used a putty knife to cover the holes and crevices in the wall using DAP white painter’s putty. After the putty dried, I sanded the area to give it a smoother finish. I also removed the covers from the sockets and cleaned the walls to get ready to paint.
Designing The Accent Wall
I love how creative you can be with an accent wall. I applied FrogTape painter’s tape on all corners for a cleaner finish. Then I painted my accent wall using 1 quart of Behr Marquee Sedona Pink Matte Interior Paint and Primer. It was spectacular and I only had to apply a single coat of paint.
Have Fun Decorating
After painting, it was time for the fun part — decorating!
I cleaned my living room to prepare it for this stage. The center pieces of my living room was my gray sectional sofa and my coffee table. I installed those and then customized the centerpiece for the coffee table to make it fit my style and share my love for plants. I added a small, ombre freestanding vase and an artificial olive branch plant with berries to the table. I also painted two foam pumpkins — one in gold and one in pink to match my accent wall. When designing, I love to coordinate small details like this to really make my space pop.
Next, I hung a mirror that’s the same color as the wall to give it a more modern look. Then, I added an area carpet in a very light color to brighten the space and brought in some plants to give it a warmer touch in one corner.
Add The Final Details
The last step was to bring everything together and add a few small finishing touches. I added the orange toned pillows for a bit of contrast to my accent wall. I love that the colors complement each other and make the space more vibrant. Lastly, I layered in a cozy throw blanket and more pillows that’s perfect for the fall season.
Voila! The room is ready to be enjoyed!
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