"You have beautiful walls!" It's not something most homeowners ever hear, if for no other reason that most homeowners don't try to make their walls stand out as part of the room's decor. For those who do put forth a little bit of effort, the results can be stunning. With these seven tips that our REALTORS® recommend, you can create some genuinely wonderful walls in your home that are sure to get noticed.
- Patch the Holes
Whether you have taken down a picture or plunged a hammer through the drywall, it's important to patch and repair holes in the wall properly. Small holes can be filled with spackle and painted over with some paint. For larger holes, use a patch kit, allow it to dry, and then repaint the wall.
- Add Shelves
Shelves give you a bit more space to show off your antiques and collectibles. For best results, choose mounts, brackets, and either wood or metal that matches the room's decor.
- Display Your Favorite Artwork & Pictures
You can fill an entire wall with your favorite paintings or create a framed montage of the photos that tell the story of your life. Choose a matching or complementary set of frames to create a cohesive atmosphere. When you hang your pictures, be sure to measure carefully and use a laser level to make sure everything lines up just right.
- Paint an Accent Wall
Choose a color that will accentuate your personal tastes. Bright, festive colors create a warm and inviting ambiance within the room. Conversely, darker colors will create a quiet, more intimate setting. While you're painting the accent wall, it's also good to give the other walls a fresh coat or paint them a new color to match your desired accent color.
- Top it Off With Crown Molding
Crown molding gives an air of elegance to any room. Whether it's a bedroom, bathroom, or living room, visitors are sure to notice your sophisticated style. You can incorporate a ledge with recessed lighting and a dimmer switch into the design for added charm. This will create a modern atmosphere and give you complete control over the mood in the room.
- Brick it Up
Many homeowners want to enjoy the benefits of brick without having to tear out the entire wall. Many are unaware that there is a wide array of fantastic DIY brick tile kits available at the local home improvement store. It doesn't take a mason to apply these bricks, but it does require carefully preparing the wall to hold the brick and following the instructions on how to mix and apply mortar and grout. The end result looks as beautiful as a solid brick wall but with a fraction of the weight.
- Create a Geometric Masterpiece
You can create stunning geometric masterpieces using a laser level and some painter's tape. Or, you can apply stencils and draw your favorite designs on the wall. Once you have the design you want, choose your colors and get ready to paint.
There are some amazing walls in Mansfield homes for sale that we would love to show you. Contact us and our team will tell you more about the properties on the market that are ideal for you and your family.