Master Bedroom Update: Accent Wall

One of the most frustrating aspects of renting is the fact that you can’t make any permanent changes. If It were up to me, every room would be a different color, or have wallpaper.

I found these wall decals online, and thought they would be the perfect addition to our dining room.

I actually went through the motions and put them up in an argyle pattern in the dining room.  Not only did I run out of decals to finish the wall in the dining room, but I also came to the conclusion it just wasn’t working. Our living room, dining room, and kitchen are all one open space and it took too much focus off the living room. I’m sure you can imagine my irritation. After a lot of pondering, the light bulb came on to try them in the master bedroom. 
 I think they are the perfect addition and are exactly what the bedroom was missing. I wanted the room to feel like a luxurious and modern hotel room, and the decals just emphasize that and really complete the room.

The decals are from Walls by Mur, and while I’m very happy with the results, I’m sad to report they have since raised their prices.  I was able to complete the wall for $80, but you will now pay around $120 to complete the same size wall.  (Which, is still MUCH cheaper than a lot of wallpaper). 
If you are in the same shoes as me and are looking to spice up a wall without permanent damage, I also love these options using masking tape, sharpie, another sharpie, and renter’s wallpaper.
What have you done in the past to spruce up a rental?  I’d love to hear any and all ideas!
P.S. Find out how I did my hotel bedding (it was a DIY) here.

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  1. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    You did a great job!The pattern adds the perfect touch.
    Also, I recently came across that hotel bedding DIY! I was worried about attempting it, but you did a great job!

    Fleur de Lyss

  2. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    How fun are these?! Loving some gold accents lately.

  3. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    This is really fuuny things to do bt it is makin fun in this boring time.

  4. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    Oh I just love it!! That pattern just made your room. It looks so glamourous! And I feel ya on the rental woes πŸ˜‰

    xo Catharine @ Your Modern Couple

  5. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 1:25 am

    Love this! Looks great Hannah. πŸ™‚

  6. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 1:33 am

    Very very cool!

  7. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 2:40 am

    Oh that's a great repurpose!

  8. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 2:59 am

    I am mad about this wall and the colorful combinations in your new bedroom! Plus, I have a penchant for little Chinese porcelain dogs!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  9. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 4:04 pm

    I can't believe how great it looks! It's so bold and glamorous, and absolutely amazing! Awesome DIY, congrats!

  10. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    So impressed sister!! Looks great!

  11. Thursday, February 21, 2013 / 10:50 pm

    Now that is a striking wall! Well done!

  12. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    love walls by mur!!! i just stumbled on your apartment and am definitely now a follower. check out my blog too-

  13. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / 7:36 pm

    Howdy! What type of paint did you put the decals on? Their website says not to put the decals on low VOC paint but almost all paint is low VOC these days. I'm confused. πŸ™‚

    • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / 9:42 pm

      Hi! I am not going to be much help here because the wall was already painted when we moved in (we are leasing). I couldn't really see them not sticking well with any type of paint… but you might want to email them just to make sure! Also they sell samples, which is what I did so I could try them on the wall before committing to buying a whole roll.

      Hope that helps a little, and thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚



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