Hello and welcome to another Two Tip Tuesday! In case you’re new here, every Tuesday I share two quick tips. One photography tip and one decorating tip. This week features accent walls and a tip to remove glare and reflections on eyeglasses. I discuss them live on Instagram every Tuesday at 1pm ET but follow up here on my blog with images.
Accent walls are one of those controversial hot buttons in the design world. Designers either love them or hate them. I personally like them, but only if they’re done right and many times they are not. Here is a blog post I wrote several years ago if you want to see ideas for accent walls.
The important thing to remember when considering an accent wall, is to ask yourself “why?”. Why should this wall be singled out as a feature wall? What makes this wall worthy of being highlighted? The big mistake I see a lot of homeowners make is that they randomly choose any wall as an accent wall.
The photo above, is a beautiful bedroom. However, the choice of choosing the doorway wall as a feature doesn’t really make sense to me. I would think the wall directly behind the bed might be more suitable like in this bedroom below.
My tip for choosing an accent wall is that in general, a wall that is not interrupted by architectural features makes for the best accent wall. In other words, a wall without a doorway, or windows.
Another good option for an accent wall a flat wall in an entrance visable upon walking in the door.
Summary: Whether you choose to wallpaper or paint, take a moment and answer the question, “is this wall worthy of being accented? That will help guide you to make the right choice.
Eliminating eyeglass glare
This week’s photo tip is how to eliminate glare and reflections on eyeglasses. Even though I have non glare glasses, I still get reflections, especially when I am close to a light such as my ring light.
In the photo above I am standing directly in front of a ring light and it clearly shows in my glasses. The tip for eliminating glare or reflections is to slightly raise the arms on your glasses.
By raising the arms of the glasses, the plane of the glass will be no longer be on the same plane as the lights. This will eliminate the reflection.
Here I am standing in the exact same spot but the arms of my glasses are slightly tipped upwards. No more glare at all!
You can also try lowering your head but sometimes that looks odd but by raising the arms it should do the trick.
That’s it for this week’s tips. I am heading off for vacation in the mountains (with no wifi) so there will be no two tip Tuesday next week. I’ll see you in two weeks!
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