Last week, we discussed different ways to refresh rooms using paint to create designs. This week, we are going to explore the use of wood trim in order to add some visual interest! Using trim to create accent walls offers a lot of flexibility in your design.
Bring in the Seas
One place to begin is the recently popular shiplap look. While this look frequently appears in modern farmhouse homes, it translates across many different styles. In order to achieve the look of shiplap, you can take several different routes. You might want to go with faux-shiplap, by using a wallpaper such as Shiplap Wallpaper by Magnolia.
Or, you can create a shiplap wall using plywood. You will want to use 1/4-inch-thick plywood cut about 6 inches thick. Then you begin stapling the pieces up your wall, using a spacer. Something as accessible as a Popsicle stick can be used for this tool! Once you have covered the wall, you may want to go in and refresh the paint to create a clean, seamless look.
A New Angle
Something else you might consider is to use pieces of wood trim in order to create designs on your walls. This method is very effective if you want to add interest to your wall without changing up the paint color. You must first determine the width of wood that you want. This will depend on how prominent of a design you would like. We recommend going with a 1/2-inch thick piece of wood, because it allows for the design to be visible without coming off the wall too much.
The designs you can create with wood trim are endless. You could make a herringbone patterns across you wall, as close together or far apart as you find appealing. You might also use the pieces of wood trim to form a random geometric design. Or, you could stick with a simple grid.
Last week, we did interior painting on a residential project in Monroe. We completed interior painting on the walls, trim, and doors on a project in Bothell. We also continued working on an interior painting projects in Redmond on Lake Sammamish.
The Heavy Lifting
As you begin these projects around your house, you may find that it would be far more enjoyable to have someone do the heavy labor for you. Or, you might be thinking of other painting that could be done in order to freshen up your house. If you want someone to make your accent wall a reality, or would like interior or exterior - of your house or commercial building - updated, reach out to us!
Thanks for checking in,
President of Mink Enterprises
Drywall, Painting Specialist