DIY Wallpaper Accent WallApril 8, 2019
This is a sponsored post written by me for Artisse™ Wallpaper. All opinions are mine alone.
Sophia’s room has been pink & purple for a number of years now, but she has been wanting to add a little more pizzazz to her space recently. So when the folks at DuPont offered to send one of their Artisse™ Wallpapers, I knew this would be the perfect way to create a fabulous accent wall for her room. I love that Artisse™ wallpaper uses unique technology that makes their wallpaper both easy to clean and very durable. Plus, it comes in a wide range of colors and prints to suit every style.
Here is the wall in her room that I’ll be updating.
The first step was to remove all the shelves and wall art. Then I removed the screws, nails and anchors still in the wall.
Next I sanded the wall to create a smooth surface.
Once the wall was ready, it was time to measure the length of the wallpaper strip we’ll need. I used a tape measure to calculate the distance from the baseboard to the trim.
Then I measured that same amount on the wallpaper strip. We chose the Dazzling design in Purple. I love that it features her favorite color, but it also includes gold & silver edging for a chic touch.
I used a brush to apply wallpaper adhesive right onto the wallpaper. After coating the paper, I let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
It’s important to wait this 15-30 minutes to allow the adhesive to expand the paper. If you skip this step, the paper may expand on the wall, causing bubbles.
After applying the wallpaper to the wall, it’s important to take some time to spread out any air bubbles. Also, use a utility knife to cut away excess paper from the baseboard, ceiling and door frame. One of the things I most like about Artisse™ wallpaper is that it features a protective DuPont™ Tedlar™ PVF coating. This coating is resistant to stains, making this an especially ideal option for kid’s rooms!
When it came time to cover the outlet area, I turned off the power temporarily. I removed the face plate of the outlet and applied the wallpaper to the wall. Next I used a utility knife to cut an “X” shape and used scissors to trim away the excess paper.
Did you know that even with tough stains, Artisse™ effortlessly wipes clean and doesn’t need much upkeep? If you do have to clean the wallpaper, keep in mind that most stains (red wine, ball point pen, coffee) can simply be wiped away from the wallpaper with a wet cloth. In the event of more intense stains (ketchup, black crayon, lipstick), simply use household detergent and wipe with water. I’m all about female empowerment so showing my daughter that girls can tackle home improvement projects has always been very important to me! I want her to have the confidence to pursue her passions. This was my first time tackling a wallpaper project and I’m pretty happy with how it came out!
Artisse™ is indeed one of the highest-performing wallpapers on the market so I know it will look great in Sophia’s room for years to come. She even helped me clean up and put up some of her artwork back on the wall. We make a great team!
I love the geometric pattern of the Dazzling design. It sure does add a sense of sophistication to her room!
Don’t forget to learn more about Artisse wallpaper here. Have you ever put up wallpaper? Do you have any DIY projects on your to-do list?
Her room turned out amazing! I like that it’s simple to apply, and thank you for noting the adhesive application time and how to cut out around outlets. I like that you were safe and turned off the electricity as well
The wallpaper really adds a pop of color to your daughter’s room. I love the color and you did a great job applying the wallpaper.
How pretty! My daughter would love an accent wall in her room for photos. I might have to look into getting her this wallpaper.
Your wallpaper project turned out really great. You picked a pattern where you had to match up for it to look good. I wouldn’t have been as brave.
Haha I was nervous at first, but it wasn’t as difficult to apply wallpaper as I first assumed. It was actually a pretty smooth process!
ive been wanting to do an accent wall but never knew what to do- this turned out amazing and really looks simple to do so. i might have to give it a try!
That looks really pretty! I know wall paper is coming back into style and something like this is fun to do in a child’s room.
Yes, it’s the perfect way to add a little glamour to one wall!
I have been dying to put up some wallpaper in my bedroom so I will definitely check out the adult, modern options at Artisse Wallpapers.
This looks good! I am thinking of doing my downstairs bathroom and wanted to add wallpaper and I was at first thinking it may be old school but I see that it’s not.
There are some really gorgeous, modern designs available nowadays!
I have lived through wallpaper and now it is making a big comeback! I love all the additional features they’ve added to this paper, it is good for a kids room!
Yes, it’s such a smart solution for a kid’s room!
I have no wallpaper in my house but this accent wall is gorgeous and you did an amazing job. I have to consider some wallpaper in the rooms when my kids leave.
What a fun design of the wallpaper. I love the gold in it also, adds a nice touch and it will grow up with her.
It is amazing the difference an accent wall can do to a room, we have one in our bedroom and I love it!
Your daughters wall has come out beautifully as well.
I love the way this accent wall turned out. I have to look and see what other prints they have available.
Wow! That’s seems so easy! And your daughter looks so happy!
Cute! Reminds me of my bedroom as a little girl. 🙂
We used to have wallpaper in our old house that was also diy. Now we prefer paint.
This is really cool and easy to put together. I am not great at craft, but your this wallpaper accent wall I can also do it.
Wow, this looks great! So simple, too. Love it.
Yes, definitely simpler than I first thought it would be! 🙂
This looks so beautiful! Great job.