The response I’ve been getting for my work space reveal has been phenomenal. I didn’t expect everyone to love it as much, if not more, than I do and it’s been so amazing reading all your comments and positive feedback everywhere. Thank you all SO much for the love <3.
As I had promised, today I’m showing how I created the striped accent wall, which seems to be most everyone’s favorite part of my work space!
Here’s the secret weapon.
Boom. Black vinyl tape. I got the 2 inch vinyl tape here (affiliate link) and I’m SO impressed with how this worked out. It sticks on strong but can still be repositioned without leaving any residue behind. Especially if you’re like me and live in a rental and don’t want to mess with painting your wall, this is absolutely the way to go.
First, I applied painters tape around the outer edges of the wall. I’ll explain why in a little bit.
Then I just started taping on the black vinyl tape diagonally, making sure the ends of the tape overlapped with the painters tape. I eyeballed this mostly because my wall is actually pretty warped and uneven. It would have killed me to try and measure things out perfectly, so I just did what looked right, occasionally stepping back far away and making sure it all looked fairly straight and evenly spaced.
After applying all the black tape, I cut along the inner edge of each strip of painters tape as I lifted and peeled it off. The painters tape is there as a guide for where to cut to ensure that the ends of the black tape match up perfectly with the edges of the wall. It did require peeling off the black tape a bit for each stripe, but once cut it just needed to be stuck back on the wall. Neat little trick, yea?
I had thought of a few different options for how to fill up this wall, but this one packed the highest impact for my buck and creates a simple yet stunning focal point for my work space. It also really helps draw the eyes up and emphasizes the high ceiling, making my little corner look just a bit bigger ;).
Was that as easy as you expected it would be? All you need is tape and some patience. Not bad, I say!