Add Zest to Your Nest: Step-by-Step Guide to DIY Accent Wall Painting

Add Zest to Your Nest: Step-by-Step Guide to DIY Accent Wall Painting

Accent walls are a great way to add colour, texture, and interest to any room in your home. They are also a fun DIY project that can be completed in a weekend. Whether you're looking to add a bold pop of colour, create a statement wall, or just update your space, painting a DIY accent wall is an easy and affordable way to do it. Read more and we'll walk you through the steps to create your own stunning accent wall!

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Choose your wall: Select a wall that you want to highlight and use as an accent. Usually, the wall behind the head of the bed or the main seating area works best.
  2. Prep the wall: Clean the wall to be painted and remove any nails, hooks, or wall hangings. Fill any cracks or holes with spackle and sand it smooth when dry.
  3. Pick your paint: Decide on the colour you want for your accent wall. Choose a paint finish that's suitable for the wall and the room. A satin or gloss finish works best. Choose the colour and paint finishes according to your need easily here.
  4. Get your supplies: Gather your paint, brushes, rollers, painters tape, drop cloths, and a ladder. Pick your tools here.
  5. Tape off areas: Use painters tape to protect moulding, ceiling, and floor from paint.
  6. Prime the wall: Priming helps the paint adhere better and enhances the colour. Apply a thin, even layer of primer to the wall. Get your primer here.
  7. Paint the wall: Once the primer is dry, start painting the wall. For an even finish, use a roller and a brush. Paint in small sections and wait for each section to dry before moving on to the next. Apply two coats for the perfect colour.
  8. Touch-up: Once the wall is completely dry, remove the tape and touch up any missed spots.
  9. Enjoy your new accent wall: Stand back and admire your new accent wall. The new pop of colour will add life to the room and give it a fresh new look.


  • To avoid confusion and make your project easier, get our Bundle DIY Paint & Tools here.
  • Work slowly and carefully to avoid drips and streaks.
  • Avoid over-brushing, which can cause the paint to look patchy
  • If you're unsure about the colour, try a sample paint on a small section of the wall first.

With these simple steps, you can easily create a new accent wall in your home. Happy painting!

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