photos by Jared Smith
As promised after making you go through house hunting choices with me, I wanted to share a cool (and super easy!) DIY concept for making a space your own that’s renter friendly, like this DIY retro wall panel installation. Not joking, I want to panel an accent wall in every room right now. How cool would it be to have one with some accents of metallic gold too?! Ah!
Before I get too off track with even more wild and crazy ideas, I’m going to show just how easy it is to make a retro accent wall of your own that won’t make your landlord (or your Rent.com apartment find) hate you when you leave, and for those of you that own, this is perfect if you’re afraid of too much (wall accent) commitment!…
- Wall panel squares (mine are from Inhabit)
- White nails (or same colored nails as the panels)
First, get a general idea of your layout before attaching any panels to the wall. You can do this by laying them out on floor and marking the backs on each one, or if you’re doing just a solid pattern, determine the width and height you want, then start at the bottom following a straight (and level) edge all the way up.
To do this, simply use small, same colored nails in each of the four corners of every panel. This will make the panels super sturdy and flush without leaving giant holes or any adhesive residue on the walls when you move out (or decide to go with a new look!).
What do you think, is this something you all would create for an accent wall?! Honestly, it’s super inexpensive for how much of a statement it makes, and it’s super easy to install, so I’m a big advocate for it! Consider this friendly peer pressure.