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Before and After: A $180 Feature Wall Transforms a Master Bedroom

published Jun 21, 2019
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A master bedroom feature wall can be transformative—but it can also be prohibitively expensive. Mansa knew her builder-grade bedroom needed some drama, but its medium size required thinking outside the box.

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“After putting our master bedroom on the back burner for years, we finally decided to create the retreat we always wanted,” Mansa says. “We had a fairly limited budget, so we really had to stretch every dollar.”

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After a significant amount of time spent planning, they decided on a dark blue accent wall to “create impact,” she says—and the DIY project to make it happen was surprisingly cheap. Cumulatively, they spent $180 on trim, caulk, and paint. Painstakingly marking out the trim pattern with tape beforehand significantly sped up the application process.

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“We just love how the wall pops against our furniture,” Mansa says. The black upholstered headboard makes a bold statement, but somehow it works beautifully with the navy wall. The white bedding is a perfect choice, adding a hint of lightness, especially when paired with the pale-blue rug, which pops against the dark paint. Coastal accents, like fern stems and seagrass baskets, keep the room feeling natural.

(Image Credit: Mansa Krishnamurthy )

Thank you for sharing, Mansa!