DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall

DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Hi Friends,
This has probably been the project that I’ve been most excited about doing since I moved in. I’ve seen tons of inspiration floating around the web, like these great projects here, here, and here, but I wanted to make it my own. One way I did that is by using all of the colors that will be utilized in different rooms in the house. Another was to have it fade out and not have a specific pattern. The final way I made it unique was to do it in the stairwell of my house. Do I have a slight fear of heights now? Yes. Did I accomplish what I was going for? You bet.
Let’s jump right into the tutorial!
DIY Honeycomb Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Start with a clean canvas. Dust out any cobwebs, scrub any marks off, and paint two coats of your base color on your walls. Let dry.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Using a tape measure, find the center of your wall. Taking painter’s tape, divide the wall into two sections. You do always have the option of starting at a corner and working from there, but you run the risk of having a weird honeycomb sliver or a too large border. I don’t recommend it. By doing it this way your wall will be symmetrical.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
To make your template you can use my free printable here. Print, cut out, and cover both sides with painter’s tape. While most templates are made of something more durable like cardboard or foam core, I wanted a flexible template that would allow me to get in the corners and crevices. To consistently make sure that your template stays straight I highly recommend taping a level to it.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Starting either above or below the dividing tape, place your template. At first I was going to have the tip of the hexagon meet the corner, but I changed my mind quickly. It’s really difficult to get your angles lined up correctly and I wasn’t liking the look of it. I decided to fold my template in half (where your flexible template comes in handy!) and was really happy with the outcome.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Continue the entire way up and down your wall.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
I knew I didn’t want a distinct pattern, so I just kind of taped wherever my heart desired.
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Once I was happy with the design, I began painting. As I said, I used the colors that are in my color scheme. Use whatever colors float your boat! Paint a second coat if necessary and let dry.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
Once completely dry, remove the painter’s tape.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
I did the exact same process on the upper portion of my stairwell and I love how the entire wall turned out. Ninja loves it too, in case you were wondering.
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside The Fox Den
The colors I used were all in an eggshell finish. When I moved in all of the walls in my home had a plaster job with a glossy finish. The glossiness of it really drew attention to the not so pretty walls. By using an eggshell finish it’s really toned down the appearance. And now with this accent wall, I feel like people will be focusing on the design and not the just wall that the design is on. ;)
DIY Honeycomb Accent Wall - Inside the Fox Den
What do you guys think?! I just love looking at it. How would you incorporate the honeycomb pattern in your own home? Let me know below!
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34 comments

    • Inside the Fox Den says:

      Thanks so much, Jess! It was a daunting task to take on but I’m so incredibly happy with the way it turned out!

    • Inside The Fox Den says:

      Thanks, Rachel! It really made the downstairs flow into the upstairs so I’m sure it would look awesome in your game room!

      XO, Chelc

    • Inside The Fox Den says:

      Thank you so much, Kris! It surprisingly didn’t take too long, just an afternoon for each section!

      XO, Chelc

  1. Sandy says:

    I love the hexagon wall treatment! How did you reach the high up section? I’d love to paint my stairwell, which is fairly steep, but haven’t figured out an easy way to reach near the ceiling.

    • Inside The Fox Den says:

      Thanks so much, Sandy! I have one of those multi-position ladders that can be adjusted to different heights and let me tell you, it has been a life saver. The bottom portion wasn’t as difficult but when I got to the second level I used the scaffolding position, it was so easy!

      XO, Chelc

    • Inside The Fox Den says:

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you found it useful. Can’t wait to see how you make it your own!

      XO, Chelc

  2. Trish says:

    Wow!! I love your wall. It adds so much character to the space. I read in your bio that you attended The Art Institute. I did too…except I didn’t quite finish my degree. I do have a Diploma in Residential Planning. It’s nice to meet a fellow Art Institute student.
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