Rental Wall Revamp
"Live Life Off The Wall"
- Michael Jackson "Off the Wall" (1979)
As a renter, it can be tough to put that personal touch on your place. But if you're lucky, your building may offer an 'accent wall.' That usually means you can choose from a select number of paint colors and choose ONE wall for them to paint.
My apartment's color selection was not the best. So I decided to go bold with black but break it up with some pattern.
I decided to paint the wall in my dining room. Before the painter came, I used painter's tape to create some sort of design. I free-styled the design, but I think a structured design of stripes can really make an impact.
Once I decided on a pattern, I let my apartment know about my selection.
And the results were magical!
- Play with pattern. I did the simple X's, but if you're more proficient with painter's tape, Go for it!
- Think carefully about the wall you choose for paint. I almost decided to paint the wall behind my television, but figured it would be distracting. When guests turn the corner, it's an unexpected surprise.