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  • Writer's pictureAiysha Hall

DIY Geometric Accent Wall

We've been in our home for nearly four years, but it wasn't until the pandemic hit and we were quarantined for weeks on end that I finally got the urge to give life to my daughters' boring bedroom walls.

There are a couple of things that I really loved about this project, the first being how easy it was. Honestly, the biggest challenge was picking out the colors, but the girls and I finally reached a consensus. The second thing I loved about this project was the end result. The bold geometric pattern really brings life to the room, but the soft colors don't make it overbearing.

Supplies you'll need:

  • Painters tape - Unless you're a pro with a super steady hand, I recommend using painters tape to get nice clean lines. The size of your lines will depend on the width of your tape. There's really no right size -- just go with what works for you. I used this one.

  • Paint - As I said earlier, picking which colors to use was the hardest part of this project. After much back and forth, the girls and I decided to go with three colors: gray, blush, and a mint green.

  • Standard painting tools - Your basic paint tools will be sufficient to complete this project: paint rollers and brushes, and a drop cloth or two. To make my life easier, I just picked up this 5-piece paint applicator kit from Lowe's.

As eager as you may be get started, (I know I was), be sure to take care of any preliminaries like patching holes and priming the wall. If your walls are textured like mine, please, please, please make sure the areas that you patched match the rest of the wall.

Creating your pattern:

  • Start by taping a border around the edges of your wall. This creates a "frame" for your pattern.

  • Starting from any edge, begin building your triangles. The beauty of triangular patterns is that they can be any size and angle. I played around with the pattern several times until I got the look I wanted. You'll want to smooth out your tape to ensure there are no gaps for the paint to seep through. Unfortunately, with textured walls, even with all the smoothing I did, the paint still managed to seep under the tape, but not enough to ruin the look.

Once you're satisfied with your pattern, decide how you'll color it in. For this step, I snapped a pic of my pattern with my cell phone, and then, in edit mode, labeled each shape.

With your plan in place, begin painting, one color at a time. You'll be surprised by how quickly this goes. The best part: there's not really much you can mess up here. If you can color in between the lines, you're good!

Once you've finished painting, wait (patiently) for the paint to dry. It will be very tempting to peel back the tape to see your finished work, but trust me on this one...wait. Grab lunch, get some fresh air, but whatever you do, don't remove the tape until your wall is dry.

When your wall is completely dry, slowly start peeling off the tape, leaving the borders for last. Ta da! Your geometric accent wall is done!

It really doesn't get much easier than this. So, if you're looking for a simple way to give your boring walls life, this geometric accent wall is the way to go. Tried it out? Take a pic and tag me on Facebook or Instagram. I'd love to see your work. Happy painting!

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