Tina Gomez, interior designer at Stellar Design Interiors in Stallings, North Carolina, decided to give her plain master bedroom some major pizzazz with a cool 3D accent wall.
“The 3D wall was really a trial and error kind of thing,” she told TODAY Home. “I had been wanting to experiment with 3D panels for some time now and had this crazy idea of adding even more dimensions to them by painting them with two colors.”
Gomez used PVC plastic 3D wall panels from Wayfair to get the look, and painted some of the triangles green to give it a fun kaleidoscope effect.
While she went into the project thinking it’d be a DIY, she quickly realized the panels were really hard to cut with the tools she had at home. “I tried a utility knife, a saw and electric saw,” she said. But none of them worked, so, she enlisted the help of a local business that deals specifically with these products.
“I found that there wasn’t much information online on how to work with this material,” she said, adding that she learned a lot from the installers. “You need a pair of heavy-duty scissors to cut them, and you have to spray paint them to get a smooth finish.”
Once the company installed the product and sp...