Decorating an accent wall is one of the best and simplest ways to bring character to a space. All the walls in your home are a blank canvas. They can serve as the backdrop or take a more active role in your home’s design. If you want to the best of both worlds, an accent wall could be exactly what you’re looking for.
There are endless ways to take advantage of an accent wall. The most common way is to paint it in a lighter or darker shade than the rest of the walls. This will make the space feel more dynamic and is even great for home staging when your home is on the market.
If you want to do something really creative, however, then there are some fantastic accent wall ideas out there. From wallpaper to natural materials, you have the opportunity to do something really fabulous.
Here are 10 accent wall ideas to get your imagination going and spark your creativity.
Accent Wall Ideas
A mural of surfers has a captivating effect in this chic, contemporary living room.
Stripes are dynamic and inviting in this entryway, helping to create a stylish vignette.
Source: Elle Decor
Though this kitchen is small, it is bursting with character due in no small part to the brick accent walls.
Source: My Domaine
Reclaimed wood gives this kitchen a lot of character, helping it stand out in an open floor plan.
Source: Architectural Digest
The white tub really pops off that rich wood accent wall. It looks stunning as a contrast to all the white.
Source: Colorado Homes Magazine
Small spaces especially benefit from accent walls as you can see in this cozy living room. It gives your eye a place to focus.
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A cute little breakfast nook has is better defined by the use of an accent wall.
Source: House Beautiful
How adorable and cheerful is this breakfast nook? The orange wallpaper is secluded enough that it pops without becoming overwhelming to the larger vision of the home.
Source: House of Turquoise
A pop of teal and a metallic pattern adds a touch of glamour to this basement living area.
To ground a large bedroom, the accent wall draws your eye to the bed, making it the focal point and creating a more dynamic look throughout the whole space.
Source: My Domaine
Creating a splash in a room can be as easy as embracing the possibilities of one wall.