Decorating & Furniture/accent wall.


Hi Jenny. I have a pretty big bedroom (17 ft X 11 ft) and right now it is just a plain beige color. I am thinking of painting it a nice light pink color with a deep brown accent wall. When you walk in all you see is a long wall, and same with the two side walls (my room is pretty plain right now, i wanna jazz it up a bit!) and on the wall with my door, there are my sliding closet mirrors. I was wondering where you think i should put the accent wall? I was considering putting it on the wall with the door and the mirrors because that wall is more busy but I've read all over that you should put the accent wall on the wall that you see when you first walk in the room. What do you think I should do? And if you dont agree with the accent wall color, what color would you suggest? Thanks.

Hi Robyn,

The focal wall is the first one you see when you enter the room, and hopefully that's the room your bed is against.  That wall should receive any special color treatment.  

I love the idea of accenting one wall, and chocolate brown is a popular choice.  My concern is in painting the other three walls light pink.  That's a very feminine color and unless you live alone it may not be the best choice.  

Consider using a pale blue, i.e., turquoise.  That, paired with dark brown is a very smart combination.  I would also consider using a taupe shade for the three walls, paired with the brown which would allow you to add PINK (or turquoise) in accessories.  That would be a very smart look as well.

Thank you for writing and for your question.


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