Home remodeling doesn’t always mean tearing down walls and building others or installing permanent fixtures and furnishings to a room to make it look more modern. You can make your home look better by following these easy and affordable ideas from Marcela Montoya Remodeling about the use of wall treatments.
Using paneling to accentuate certain areas of your home is an affordable idea that adds plenty of appeal. Limed oak, butternut and walnut are great options for the wood. Panels add warmth to any room. Libraries look great with them, but dens and other areas will benefit too. And it’s not just for farmhouse designs; it’s also an excellent accent for minimalist rooms.
While paneling has great masculine appeal, wainscoting offers that familial vibe in interior design. It works great for smaller houses, particularly bungalows and cottages. It adds texture and an instant lived-in appeal. But just because it looks great for small houses doesn’t mean you can’t use wainscoting to provide some rich texture to a larger home. Cover a large portion of the wall with wainscoting and you’ll achieve a traditional style that can blend in with any modern touch.
To maximize the benefits of your wall accents, there are some simple rules you can follow:
Stick with complementary colors. Use a bold color only if it goes well with the rest of the room.
Use an accent wall to accentuate or to separate a space. This is why it’s a good idea to use feature walls in smaller homes where putting a wall between rooms may make it look even smaller.
That being said, don’t just randomly choose a wall to use as an accent to avoid making the room look confused or out of touch.
Choose a room that has some open space. If it’s too crowded, an accent wall may be drowned out or cause more conflict in an already busy room.
At Marcela Montoya Remodeling, we can help you with your remodeling projects, from accent walls to bathroom remodeling. Call us today to discuss your project. You can reach us at (954) 210-7111. We can work with you in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale, FL.