Before & After: DIY Striped Accent Wall

updated Mar 11, 2020
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Not one to shy away from color (or DIYs), Chelsea took on the task of creating a striped wall in her office niche. Her take on a painted accent wall transformed an otherwise plain white wall into a statement that gives the whole space new dimension.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Chelsea has made a few updates to her home since it was featured on Apartment Therapy. In this case she was able to incorporate pattern and color without using a whole lot of material. While the project required a bit more planning and measuring than painting an entire wall the same color, the affect is stunning!

A tip from the pro: For a striped wall like this it’s best to avoid painting where the wall meets the floor and ceiling. Measure your stripes so that the white background is at both the top and bottom of the wall.

Check out Chelsea’s post on her Painted Walls for more info, images, and paint colors.

While fashion is her main focus, Chelsea is also a champion DIYer with a knack for seeing things differently. You can find more projects and inspiration on her blog Heels + Sunkissed Curls.

• A Roundup of Striped Walls
• Gray & White Striped Wall in the Penthouse
• Design Inspiration: Bold Black Stripes

(Images: 1. Lindsay Tella | Chelsea’s Cozy & Eclectic Garden Apartment House Tour, 2. Heels + Sunkissed Curls)