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An isntant gallery gets created on an otherwise hard to decorate accent wall in a high-traffic area. It's the black and white photo treatment that can take a lot of unrelated family photos and make the feel more harmonious. Try adding a small block of wood behind each photo board for even more depth if placed in a less busy area of the room. Christopher Lowell
Here's a simple graphic and textural wall decor idea that can be done with removable ashes ice strips should you change your mind. Not that its effect really works better with a deeper toned background. The natural would could also be painted the same color of the wall for a more subtle effect. Christopher Lowell
In the theater we used this technique to add depth especially in painted sky backdrops. This is a good illustration of how to acheive the gradaded effect on an accent wall in you own home. This assures that a very strong accent color still gets introduced into your room without dominating it. Don't be afraid to try this with neutrals too (Charcoal to pale grey). Christopher Lowell
Mirrors are often a far better alternative to wall art…especially in shared spaces. Here a hard to deal with room niche now provides greater depth to the entire room reflecting the things you already love. Christopher Lowell
If you feel challenged dealing with color, try focusing on non color. Here the high-key environment is driven more by texture with one single dramatic accent of black. Notice that the black starts at on the wall (the shell of the room) then in pulled into the center of the room with the candle sticks on the coffee table. Christopher Lowell
Increasing the visual drama of a common mattress & box spring can be a simple as adding a pre-made shelf ledge then attach the fabric of your choice from it falling behind the bed. There are many options you can use to customize this simple idea to your own decor Christopher Lowell
Paleo-Powered Breakfast: Eggs Baked in Avocado | For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.