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Statement WALLS

Did you know that walls could have personalities?
Here are some of my favorite ways to create statement walls. I hope you find one that works for you.
Statements should not be overwhelming.  This is not a statement you want to make. I recommend looking for architectural elements that you want to highlight before you decide which wall and what materials you choose.
Statement walls make more of a statement if you don’t incorporate too many in your home.
Here are wall treatments that are popular now.

Many Street of Dreams houses this year are showing white or painted shiplap that have been favorites in modern farmhouse-style homes. 
A favorite of mine is the “Scandinavian” light casual vibe that white painted shiplap gives to spaces. You can create a warmer rustic look using natural stained shiplap.
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Here are other materials designers recommend:

Reclaimed wood accent wall cladding
Made with authentic barn wood material provide a warm organic surface to any space. Can be used as wall and ceiling treatment or can be used as cladding on furniture such as vanities and dressers.

Gridded walls or wainscoting
For a more formal look than shiplap, especially for entries, dining rooms and libraries, this is an outstanding option. Paint with a richer color, like smoky black, dark blue or dark green for a contemporary look.
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Accent interior window & door trim color
One of my favorites to spice it up is to add accent trim colors to a wall with large windows.
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The statement wall for this new addition was created using symmetrical half walls with black painted window frames above and a structural post in between.
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Ceramic Tile
This is a timeless material in baths for statement walls.
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Among design people the conversation of late has been about wallpaper making a big comeback. 
It is already here…except it is bolder and more stylish.
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I enjoy using grasscloth to add texture to baths and bedrooms, murals to add pattern and color. Keep in mind; a little goes a long way.  You don’t need to paper a whole house but one wall in the right room for the right reason can take space to the next level.
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Wish you had a STATEMENT WALL in you house?
I hope these suggestions helped you find what you are looking for.

If not, Just Call Me!


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