Creating a beautiful modern accent wall! | Thrifty Decor Chick

Creating a beautiful modern accent wall! | Thrifty Decor Chick

Costume up a little accent wall with a magnificent sconce, dim wall color and stunning wall trim! 

We have a little accent wall at the bottom of our basement stairs that was contacting out for a very little redo. It can be not much, but is a focal level, as it’s the initially matter you see when you wander down the stairs. 

If you’ve been looking at Thrifty Decor Chick for long, you know our basement has gotten a lot of awareness this yr! 

I have generally identified I was likely to have the dark grey colour about into our stairway landing. When I uncovered the ideal light fixture for that modest accent wall, I understood the time experienced arrive! 

This three light world sconce pulled the complete strategy collectively for me — we liked the modern day vibe but understood that I could continue to make it search cozy in our warm basement: 
three globe brass sconce

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I enjoy how it ties into the world sconces I additional previously mentioned the crafted ins! 

It can be a related brass colour as those people and the remote sconces I added close to the room:

box trim on walls with large map
I could only locate 1 just before photo of this house. I experienced a plug in sconce, artwork, and my secondhand bamboo bookcase entire of decor:

white spindles stained railing stairs

But right after introducing the bookcases on the other facet of the area, it felt like it was too much ideal there. We have lots of places for accessories down there and I required to simplify this place.

We experienced to have electrical energy run for the sconce, which is very straightforward to do if you have essential electrical or wiring expertise. If you have an outlet or switch close by you can insert a sconce with minimum or no drywall fixes.

I Appreciate the light!! SO a great deal: 

Lowe's Ellan three globe light sconce

We set up it flip flopped from the graphic on-line, just to hold the top rated globe absent from minimal arms and/or out of the way if we sit beneath it (see far more in a minute). 

It appeared SO excellent now! But it essential some drama:

analytical gray with globe sconce

So I continued the lovely Westchester Grey (from Sherwin-Williams) all over the corner and it created all the difference! 

I informed my husband the other working day that I pray I in no way want to alter the coloration of our basement partitions and trim…it will be SO Significantly function. 😂 We appreciate this shade however, so it will be a really extended time from now.

I swear each and every time I include this coloration it just feels like a huge, heat hug when we stroll into the space: 

dark gray walls with brass light fixture

A basement or bedroom is a great spot for this deep shade. Grays are unquestionably a much more “cool” coloration, but this a person leans extra heat to me. 

The deep grey created a massive difference but it still necessary a little something. I’ll give you 1 guess on what I extra…trim of system!

I played all around with undertaking some thing diverse on this tiny wall, but in the end decided to go with the simple trim I extra to the rest of the room earlier this calendar year. 

This wood trim is about $8 for an eight foot piece and you can come across it at most big components suppliers. I gave it a coat of semi-gloss Westchester paint, then did a light sanding prior to going onto the second coat: 

dust catching sanding pads

My noticed was content to see me all over again! I have not used it in MONTHS! 


The cuts are all easy 45 diploma angles, so this is a fantastic rookie project. I put in all of the trim with a nail gun. 

I obtained every little thing up and was SO happy with how it arrived jointly! Our son advised incorporating a bench in this spot, which I imagined was brilliant: 

modern globe sconce with bench
So alternatively, I grabbed the two sq. ottomans that we experienced placed at the ends of our long activity table down below and positioned them there as a substitute:

Westchester Gray accent wall with brass sconce


Now they are not getting up house at the conclusion of the desk, but if we need much more seating we can effortlessly grab them.

I’m so quite happy with how this little location arrived together! I just adore that brass complete in opposition to the darkish grey walls: 

dressing up small wall with sconce and paint

That straightforward trim can make these a variance, correct? 

I love how the sconce acts as art. I actually needed to simplify this corner and quiet it down a bit. This labored fantastically!

Of Program I utilised a dimmer swap right here, so this light dims properly and turns into a gorgeous night light-weight. Appreciate it:
dark walls with white ottomans

accent wall with box trim and brass sconce

I have an additional undertaking in the functions for this tiny region that will heat it up even a lot more. Won’t be able to wait around to get started out on that! 

Now that the weather conditions is starting off to change a little bit cooler, we’re investing far more time in this cozy basement. We hibernate down right here all wintertime and I love it!

Have I confident you to gown up your compact walls and hallways yet? They are calling out for some particular attention. 🙂

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