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I painted my living room wall black!

I have been considering painting these living room walls black for some time. One day I finally just did it! It’s a BIG change, a dramatic change — and I love it! The contrast and depth are just what this space needed.

Easy DIY art anyone can do - neutral modern abstract art
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

On the other side of this black wall is the kitchen. I don’t have enough money to renovate, but if I did, I think I would have been tempted to tear it down and do the all-popular “open concept.” But I actually like the wall here!

I like the extra cabinet space. I like that you don’t see my dirty dishes as soon as you walk through the front door! I like that your eyes settle on the living room and cozy little reading nook.

Do you think in 2050 we’ll be saying, “Oh haha haha! Open concept. That’s so 2020!” Just kidding, I love open living spaces, but our last house was one big room (living, dining, kitchen, study) and didn’t leave any space for meandering — or sitting someplace without everyone in your business. What do you think about one-room open concept?

Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

Back to black accent walls! Isn’t it fun that we’re moving past the all white everything trend? I love all the dark walls popping up on Pinterest and Instagram. And it’s such a quick and inexpensive change! $25 and a couple hours and you’re done! You can watch my video at the end.

I used plain black paint straight out of the can. Nothing fancy over here!

Black accent wall in living room with DIY art
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

I made the art by cutting a sponge roller in half! Super easy for a modern-looking piece.

And the brass sconces are from Amazon.

Cheap DIY modern abstract art
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

You can see how I stenciled my kitchen backsplash for $19 here.

Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces
Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

Next for this space has to be taking down this hanging peninsula thing! It reminds me of the 80s and the future all at the same time. I didn’t paint it black in the hopes it would fade into the background, but it insists on being the star. I wonder how much that would cost …

I also just shared another super easy DIY art project on Instagram (check my “DIY art” highlight! I finally figured out something for above my entry board and batten wall!

How about you? Do you have any accent walls in your home? Or would you ever consider one?

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