Creating a Wallpaper Accent Wall

Tell all ya friends and neighbors!

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and I am sharing with you how to create a wallpaper accent wall in just a couple of hours which is a great way to pack a big punch when you only have little time

We did it. We made it to week 2 of the One Room Challenge. I hope you don’t mind me celebrating every week we get closer and closer to the finish line because … well, at this point you know. The whole 6-week-turned-10-month-bathroom reno situation. But here we are at week 2 and as the good doctor and theologian, James Brown said, “I FEEL GOOD!” (da na na na na na na).

This week is all about our wallpaper accent wall and boy am I pumped at how this turned out!

Wallpaper Accent Wall

I am totally going to admit to you all that I was absolutely terrified about this wallpaper. I wanted to get peel and stick. You know, since I’m totally afraid of commitment. Especially color. Hello, an entire house painted in Sherwin Williams Alabaster (white) or any shade of gray. Like our living room and kitchen and nursery and guest bathroom and this office lolz. But it was way more expensive and I just couldn’t do it. So, we got the “regular” wallpaper. However, props to Spoonflower for having their wallpaper removable and safe for things like rentals or apartments. Which means, yes, we did have to wet the back of this, but when we messed up lining up the pattern (which we may have done a couple hundred times) we could easily remove and reposition it.  Our first step was to measure, obviously. Not only were we measuring our wall, but we are also measuring to create a sense of balance here which means we are going to frame out a piece of glass and attach it on the left side of this wall to match up our bookshelf.It’s kind of hard to see here, but you can somewhat make out the line we drew to where we were going to have the glass. We decided to cut out the wallpaper to have just a plain gray wall background because writing on top of a busy wallpaper might prove super hard to read. Time for the moment of truth. We wet the back of the wallpaper and followed the instructions to fold it in on itself for 3-4 minutes to activate it.After we measured the wall and cut our slice, Jordan tried his hand at this. And got super mega frustrated so then I stepped in to save the day.Oh and yes. I do tend to save the day frequently in my slippers. What can I say? Not all superheroes wear capes. Once we had the wall halfway done, we cut out the square for the soon to be glass dry erase board.

The rest was rather simple, but we decided to just wallpaper around the trim on the right instead of removing the trim which made it a little difficult to match up the patterns, but we were able to do it with only a couple meltdowns. Hooray! I have to say that I’m super pleased with how this turned out and now I just can not WAIT to frame out that white board and get megadesk back up in here!

To see our entire One Room Challenge Journey, follow any of the links below:

Week One – Mood Board

Week Two – THIS POST!

Week Three

Week Four

Week Five

Week Six – REVEAL!

Check out how to easily add a wallpaper accent wall even if you've never done it before! #accentwall #wallpaper

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  1. I love it! Ive been wanting to put some wallpaper in our laundry room on one wall but have yet decided on a brand! There is so many to choose from!

    1. Itโ€™s overwhelming!!! I donโ€™t even remember how I found this but was so glad when I did!

    1. thanks so much Denise!! I would love to see your own accent wall when you do it, so if you think about it in the future either tag me on IG (@livingletterhome) or link to me in your blog post so I can come back and celebrate it with you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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