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DIY Painted Accent Wall

Paint is one of the cheapest and fun ways you can makeover a room

I am so excited to share my DIY Painted Accent Wall for the February pin challenge from My Pinadventures. For the challenge, we are supposed to try a pin that we like and tell you how it went. I am sure some of us may even experience Pinterest fails and that is okay! If you don’t try, you will never succeed. I tell my students to always try and as a “DIY-er”,  you have to be willing to fail.

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” -Anonymous

Eviction Notice for our Daughter In Her Nursery

We moved our daughter out of the nursery and into a new room and for several months I was searching for accent wall ideas to make her new space feel like home. It was important for her room to be special since we were getting ready for a new baby. I didn’t want her to have anxiety or ill-fated feelings towards the new baby for kicking her out of her room. 

Finding the perfect painted wall idea

There are so many amazing accent wall ideas out there. We have a list of 11 awesome DIY accent walls on our site. We also have looked for more accent wall ideas in this House Beautiful gallery.

Looking for inspiration can be a very tedious task. However, like any “DIY-er” I turned to Pinterest because of the LOVE I have for searching for new ideas! I searched herringbone designs, gold marker murals, painted murals and anything else you can think of that might work for a DIY accent wall. Feel free to check out my Pinterest Board on DIY Accent Walls to see how many different tutorials and ideas I was looking at.

Finally, I had narrowed it down to three designs. A gold paint marker idea, DIY ombre hexagon wall, or a herringbone accent wall. Since it was my daughter,  and with a little push from my husband, I decided on the DIY ombre hexagon wall. 

We decided we love the modern look of a geometric accent. It was time to try an ombre honeycomb pattern for my daughter’s bedroom.

I was very nervous that I would not be able to pull this off, but…

DIY Ombre Hexagon Wall
My DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall

We are in love with how this geometric wall turned out!

If you would like to read the full tutorial about how I created a DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall. I have step-by-step instructions and a lot of in-progress pictures to help see the transformation.

Finished Ombre Hexagon Nursery Wall
Our finished DIY Ombre Hexagon Accent Wall

I am ecstatic at the outcome in the room. My daughter immediately was excited about her “big girl” room and didn’t care about an upcoming eviction from the room we have used as a gender-neutral nursery for all of our children.

More DIY Painted Accent Walls

In addition, a few weeks later, I was looking at our small hall bathroom and decided it also needed a budget-friendly and DIY makeover. My answer again was to create a DIY painted accent wall. Here I went with a DIY Herringbone Painted Accent Wall. Check out this post about how we created our DIY Herringbone Accent Wall and turned Blah into Amazing!

DIY Herringbone Painted Accent Wall

Nothing beats the feeling of DIY success!

This whole process was amazing and it always is so rewarding when you try something new. We love our new spaces and our new DIY accent walls. They truly make our home unique and one of kind!

We would love to see and hear about your DIY projects. Have you used painter’s tape to make unique designs? How have you turned blah into amazing all on a budget?

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Tuesday 5th of March 2019

I love this! We had a striped accent wall in our bedroom in our last house and I've been considering doing something in this house too. This is beautiful.


Wednesday 6th of March 2019

Hi Emily! Thanks for visiting the DIY Nuts site and for the kind words! Let me know if you have any questions about how to create these designs.

Lydia from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Both of those walls turned out great! I really like the herringbone wall and thing I could manage it on this really short wall in my craft I just have to pick out colors!


Tuesday 5th of March 2019

Hi Lydia! Thanks for visiting The DIY Nuts site. Good luck picking colors. I sometimes think that is the hardest part!


Monday 4th of March 2019

I love this accent wall! It came out beautiful! I love the colors you chose. What a lucky girl your daughter is!


Monday 4th of March 2019

Hi Lynne! Thank you for visiting The DIY Nuts site and for the kind words.


Monday 4th of March 2019

Erin, both your accent walls turned out so fab! Right now we are living in a rented apartment that has popcorn wall of all things (oh noooo!) But one day I'll be able to paint a wonderful accent wall like you did. Pinning it to find it once I need it.

Leslie Susan Clingan

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Absolutely smashing!!! I cannot wrap my head around how seemingly complicated this looks but it turned out fabulously. Love the colors you chose. What a lovely accent!! Lucky daughter.


Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Hi Leslie! Thank you for the kind words and for visiting our site!

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