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Check out this sweet balance between having that extra little something-something wall treatment without being overbearing. The trick? Use two paints in the same color; one glossier than the other. Click through to see another example.

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Naturally, no one is going to say this is the easiest of accent wall treatments, per se. Kristen painted her patterns on each of these walls using a template she created herself. But for a handy DIYer, this could be just the trick for jazzing up a kid's room. To see more of Kristen's work visit her blog.

(Images: Kristen F. Davis Designs)