Creating a beautiful modern accent wall! | Thrifty Decor Chick

Costume up a small accent wall with a beautiful sconce, darkish wall coloration and gorgeous wall trim! 

We have a tiny accent wall at the bottom of our basement stairs that was calling out for a minor redo. It is not considerably, but is a focal point, as it really is the first thing you see when you stroll down the stairs. 

If you’ve got been examining Thrifty Decor Chick for lengthy, you know our basement has gotten a great deal of focus this 12 months! 

dark gray Westchester Gray basement family walls

I have normally recognized I was likely to carry the darkish gray shade all-around into our stairway landing. When I uncovered the best gentle fixture for that little accent wall, I realized the time experienced occur! 

This a few mild world sconce pulled the whole program together for me — we beloved the contemporary vibe but understood that I could still make it appear cozy in our warm basement: 
three globe brass sconce

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I like how it ties into the globe sconces I included over the built ins! 

It is really a comparable brass shade as those and the distant sconces I additional all over the space:

box trim on walls with large map
I could only discover a single just before image of this room. I experienced a plug in sconce, artwork, and my secondhand bamboo bookcase total of decor:

white spindles stained railing stairs

But just after adding the bookcases on the other side of the space, it felt like it was way too substantially ideal there. We have plenty of spots for add-ons down there and I wished to simplify this location.

We had to have electrical power run for the sconce, which is pretty easy to do if you have fundamental electrical or wiring expertise. If you have an outlet or switch close by you can include a sconce with nominal or no drywall fixes.

I Adore the mild!! SO considerably: 

Lowe's Ellan three globe light sconce

We installed it flip flopped from the picture online, just to retain the major globe absent from tiny hands and/or out of the way if we sit beneath it (see extra in a minute). 

It looked SO excellent previously! But it necessary some drama:

analytical gray with globe sconce

So I ongoing the beautiful Westchester Gray (from Sherwin-Williams) close to the corner and it made all the variance! 

I informed my husband the other working day that I pray I never want to transform the coloration of our basement walls and trim…it will be SO Considerably function. 😂 We appreciate this colour although, so it will be a very long time from now.

I swear each and every time I increase this coloration it just feels like a large, heat hug when we stroll into the house: 

dark gray walls with brass light fixture

A basement or bed room is a fantastic location for this deep colour. Grays are absolutely a much more “neat” color, but this one leans more warm to me. 

The deep gray made a major distinction but it however essential a thing. I will give you one guess on what I included…trim of program!

I performed about with undertaking anything different on this very little wall, but in the conclusion decided to go with the uncomplicated trim I extra to the relaxation of the home before this yr. 

This wooden trim is about $8 for an eight foot piece and you can locate it at most massive hardware suppliers. I gave it a coat of semi-gloss Westchester paint, then did a light sanding in advance of moving on to the second coat: 

dust catching sanding pads

My observed was satisfied to see me once more! I have not employed it in MONTHS! 


The cuts are all straightforward 45 diploma angles, so this is a wonderful starter task. I installed all of the trim with a nail gun. 

I bought every thing up and was SO pleased with how it came jointly! Our son prompt including a bench in this place, which I believed was brilliant: 

modern globe sconce with bench
So instead, I grabbed the two sq. ottomans that we experienced positioned at the ends of our very long game table down right here and put them there in its place:

Westchester Gray accent wall with brass sconce


Now they’re not having up area at the stop of the desk, but if we need additional seating we can conveniently grab them.

I’m so incredibly delighted with how this very little location came alongside one another! I just enjoy that brass end against the darkish gray partitions: 

dressing up small wall with sconce and paint

That basic trim will make such a change, ideal? 

I enjoy how the sconce functions as artwork. I truly wished to simplify this corner and serene it down a little bit. This worked fantastically!

Of Program I utilised a dimmer change listed here, so this mild dims nicely and turns into a attractive night time light. Like it:
dark walls with white ottomans

accent wall with box trim and brass sconce

I have another venture in the operates for this tiny spot that will heat it up even far more. Cannot wait to get began on that! 

Now that the temperature is beginning to convert a little bit cooler, we’re investing far more time in this cozy basement. We hibernate down below all wintertime and I love it!

Have I persuaded you to gown up your small partitions and hallways still? They are contacting out for some unique awareness. 🙂

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