About five years ago, we added a square paneled wall treatment to our dining room, and you can see that tutorial HERE. It was the first of many wall treatments we have done over the years, and we have really loved it.
It was a medium gray for the first few years of its life.
And then (just like I always do), I decided to switch it up and wanted a change. I painted the square paneled wall treatment off-white (the same color as the trim in the room) to brighten up the dining room.
I have always liked the wall treatment but felt like something was missing – like it wasn’t quite elegant enough for the space. It needed a little more detail, so I decided to fix that and added some additional smaller molding to the inside of each square. It’s all in the details, right?
This wasn’t a hard addition, but it was time consuming cutting each of those interior molding pieces. Although we tried, not one of those squares is exactly the same. Even being off an eighth of an inch makes a difference on this project and meant I couldn’t cut in batches.
Again, if you are looking for the original tutorial for this wall treatment, you can go HERE to see how we originally created this accent wall (pre additional wall molding).
Once I had the small molding installed, I painted the entire wall treatment in a gray with a green undertone (I know – back to the darker colored wall again). The color is by Benjamin Moore, and it is Storm Cloud Gray. It is even more beautiful in person.
Want even more accent wall ideas?
I have created several accent walls in our home, and you can see all the details on those HERE.
*UPDATE* You guys will think I’m crazy, but we replaced this wall treatment (after almost 6 years) with a thin paneled wall treatment that goes to the ceiling and all around the room. You can see all the details HERE. We tried to figure out a way to keep the square paneled wall, but we couldn’t make it work in the rest of the room since it was solely planned as an accent wall.
Tag me or email me pictures of your wall treatments! I always love to see what you’re up to.