Striped Accent Wall Without Paint

My dining room has been a work in progress. A few weeks ago we finished our rustic shelves and over the weekend we completed our striped accent wall. The best part?

I was able to get these awesome charcoal grey stripes without paint with the help of Walls Need Love!
How To Make A Striped Accent Wall Without Paint

You all know we live in base housing so I am always looking for temporary but bold options in home decor. After rounding up temporary wall treatments, I was inspired to try something new. A vinyl striped accent wall. Vinyl stripes couldn’t be more perfect for us! While I’m not opposed to painting our rental (and have plans to paint really soon!), this striped accent wall without paint is something we can simply peel off when we move instead of having to paint it back.
How To Make A Striped Accent Wall Without Paint

This is what we started out this. Boring Blank White Eggshell Wall. To make vertical stripes, Walls Need Love sent a big ol’ roll of 8′ vinyl in charcoal grey. Which, by the way, WNL has a great selection of colors it was really hard to choose one!

We ended up making 5 vertical stripes 14 inches apart. After measuring the height of the wall, I cut the vinyl stripes  to size. Placing them on the wall was easy-peasy with a laser level. With my husband’s help, I started at the top and stuck the vinyl to wall squeegeeing (is that a word?) out the air bubbles using the handy squeegee WNL provided.

Striped Wall Dining Room

One hour later we had a perfect striped accent wall without paint.

How To Make A Striped Accent Wall Without PaintHere’s how the whole space looks now. I really love it!

How To Make A Striped Accent Wall Without Paint

What do you think? Feel like stripes? Or maybe there is some other wall design you’d love. Walls Need Love is AMAZING and has offered to give a discount to Making Home Base Readers!

Between now and November 1 you can get 20% off your order at Walls Need Love.

Just use the code: HomeBase201320

Isn’t that great?

Okay, go and get yourself tons of goodies but be sure to send me a picture of whatever you do. I’d love to see!

Disclosure: Walls Need Love was generous enough to send me the vinyl stripes but all opinions are 100% my own (of course)

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  1. Wow – that is so cool Chelsea! I am thinking stripes now for my boys’ room – great option with the vinyl. Your space looks fantastic!!

  2. Chelsea! These look great! I’ve been wanting to do stripes or some sort of wall treatment on my entryway, I just can’t figure out what! I love this alternative to paint!

  3. These look great! and so easy! I love how your room is coming along… are you currently in military housing? I remember trying to decorate a tiny, tiny nook we had when we lived on base – what a challenge!

  4. Hey, that looks great and what a brilliant idea!! I am not a renter but I created a pinboard on Pinterest for ideas like this for people who do rent and want to have a beautiful home that is all their own! This is perfect to add to that board!


  5. This is FANTASTIC! I am off to check this out, I think I need this in my life! Thanks for sharing!

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