Trend Alert: This Paint Accent Is a Great DIY Project

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Have some extra paint lying around and extra time on your hands? We're always a fan of embarking on a DIY project. If you don't love it, you can just paint over it, right? Whether you tackle a headboard design or a desk organizer, the paint project possibilities are seemingly endless.


We've got one shape that we especially think you should try: a scalloped edge. This rounded shape can add that last element your space needs, whether you use it in your kitchen or the nursery. If you're a fan of making an otherwise plain background really pop, it's time to get your tools out.

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Here are some of our favorite uses of the scalloped edge paint accent to bring on the inspiration.

1. Shake up the look of your cabinets.

This vibrant kitchen by @soozidanson is proof that you can get playful in even the most unexpected spaces. The scalloped edge style makes it look like these upper cabinets were dipped in paint. It's a great way to play with two tones at once (and bonus points for the lower cabinets using a different hue!).


2. Add a sweet detail to a kid's room.

Paired with other cozy hues and a statement wall hanging, this wall really ties the room together. Bonus points if the bed frame echoes the same rounded shape of the paint job, like @overatno15 demonstrates here.


3. Turn a normal wall into an optical illusion.

There's a real sense of movement in this room thanks to a light blue hue with a scalloped edge that meets a darker paint color. A room divider completes this cozy corner dreamt up by @letsby.avenue.


4. Accentuate your wall art.

This wall in a kid's room by @heatherrosieolivehome makes a cute leopard print the focal point; the scalloped paint job highlights the framed piece and a minimal dresser. We especially love the way the color extends to the door frame.


5. Highlight your cozy fireplace.

Why have a plain fireplace exterior? Here, @the_colour_file shows us how a little scalloped edge in a contrasting color can liven things up.



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