Paint A Black Accent Wall

Mazi and I are excited to show you what we have been working on.

BEFORE
I wanted a photo collage in the living room but the sofa made the wall feel too small for the look I was going for. The piano takes up the only solid interior wall so it feels like the sofa should go along the other.
But I tried something different….
I don’t want to block natural light from coming in but there aren’t many options for the sofa.
Here is the front foyer to the living room. The sofa doesn’t block the entry at all. I thought it might be a tight squeeze.
I think it works!
Our living room looks into the craft room/homework space. 
Plenty of sun comes through in the morning and the evening so this space can handle the dark color. The walls are painted Northampton Putty by Benjamin Moore. The black wall is an “oops” paint from Lowe’s. I got really lucky to have found a gallon of flat black paint for $5. I would have purchased chalkboard paint, otherwise.
White and natural colors really “pop” against the black.
Like this beautiful horse photo.
I find that stacking benches and trunks helps me consolidate items that I don’t have a lot of room for but I still want to keep. I actually love the look.
(our master bedroom has a stacked trunk and bench too see it HERE)
I made room for my accent wall and photos (which you will see more about in a future post) and the room has more of a “cool factor”.
What do you think?
Maybe I should spend more time in here.
Mazi is in heaven on neighborhood watch while sitting on the white sofa – a Pottery Barn drop Cloth slipcover.
That was a fun and easy update.
more living room posts HERE

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