Accent Wall
Megan and Mike Gilger talk accent walls and cool colour palettes

A little bit of colour goes a long way, especially when you’re busy revamping a room on a small budget. Designers, Megan and Mike Gilger, take you on a tour through their guest room and share some of their styling secrets.

Create a calming contrast with light greys and deep blues.

We wanted to create a space that is comfortable, quiet, interesting, and fresh for all of our guests.

The cooling colour palette has helped these two creative minds achieve exactly what they set out to do. Their accent wall is also a great example of how to use colour minimally but boldly at the same time. It sets a tone for the remainder of the room.

Other simple details such as natural tones, dark wood, greenery and textured fiber’s add effortless beauty to the space, but Megan describes their experience as anything but effortless.

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Indoor plants can easily turn your space in to a positive and fresh environment. 


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Don’t be afraid to mix your linen textures. 


For insightful tips on how to create the perfect accent wall, take their home tour online, or if you’re looking for more colour inspiration grab a copy of our latest Trends Issue – we’re talking 2015 colour palettes!

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Compiled by Jessie Bell