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As you may already know I have been working on my new office space and am loving how it’s coming together! I still have A LOT of projects to complete, but am enjoying creating a space just for me. It’s nice to be able to do what I want in a space without wondering if Eric will like it or not, ha.
Today I am sharing how I created a super easy DIY triangle accent wall for less than $3!
DIY Triangle Accent Wall for Less than $3
We are renting the house we are in and I have painted enough rental walls to know I don’t want to paint anymore. Instead, I wanted an easy, less permanent solution for the dark beige walls in the office. It’s funny considering how often I paint things, but I think it’s the painting it back before we move that I find daunting.
I have known that I wanted to incorporate some more graphic elements and patterns into the space and am enjoying all the triangle inspiration floating around. When I came across this PIN of the photo below (which doesn’t lead anywhere, book), about using contact paper for temporary wall decor I instantly knew it was the perfect solution for me!
I love the idea of gold or black triangles against a white wall, but our walls are a dark beige so I went with white to create more contrast. Not to mention we had a tiny bit of white contact paper leftover from recently lining the shelves, yay!
First I created a couple of sample triangles and then tested out a small area on the wall to see how it would look. The contrast was perfect and I instantly fell in love! We didn’t have enough contact paper for me to cover the whole wall though so I picked up 2 rolls @ $2.97 each, even though this DIY triangle accent wall only wound up needing 1 roll.
Here is the same contact paper from Lowe’s website.
I scaled down the triangle template I used on my DIY Sharpie Rug and then printed it out to use as a template. My triangles were 3.5 inches wide and 4 inches tall. I then traced the template onto the back of the contact paper using a pencil and a remote to keep the paper from rolling up on me, which was a bit of a pain.
After I had a decent amount traced out I started cutting the triangles out and then Eric helped me get started on figuring out the placement.
We decided to space the triangles 10 inches apart horizontally and 5 inches vertically.
Um we probably should have measured the wall and then divided that by the number of triangles we wanted to get the right measurements but it was midnight and we sorta just starting slapping them on the wall. In fact, I forgot to take a good before photo until after a couple were already on the wall, oops. Gotta love our cable modem on the floor in the background too, ha.
It went really fast once all the triangles were cut out and the most difficult part was probably removing the backing from the shapes. Seriously though it was SUPER easy and even though Eric left me for the land of nod, I finished the wall up within a couple hours. It wouldn’t have taken as long except I had to cut more triangles in between. Sorry for some of the grainy photos but I took them with my phone because I was too lazy to grab my camera.
I did have to wing the spacing on the right side and top to get the look I wanted so there is a half an inch difference here and there, but again measuring your wall and shapes first would prevent this if you knew exactly how many triangles you would want. I am impatient but I promise I’m working on it.
Despite my triangles and spacing not being perfect, I still love how my DIY triangle accent wall turned out. Not to mention my new desk looks awesome in the space too, which I will be sharing with you soon.
This is a great temporary wall solution for renters and also anyone that likes to change their space up frequently. Did I mention how easy this triangle accent wall was to put up and how easy it is to remove? I’m seriously blown away with how easy it was and can’t believe I never tried it before.
So if you can’t afford vinyl decals or don’t have a silhouette machine, why not pick up some contact paper and dress up those walls? Can’t go wrong with $3 and you can always remove it if you don’t like how it turns out, or change your mind.
By the way, I recently got a new lens which allows me to take photos of an entire room, which is so exciting even though I still love my old lens for close up shots.
As an example of the difference here is a photo with my old lens:
And here is a photo of me standing in the exact same spot with my new lens. What a difference a lens makes! Of course, I still need to work on my photography…
So what do you think of the DIY triangle accent wall? What kind of temporary wall solutions have you used?