Accent walls are back in a big way, and they are better than ever. By blending color, texture, and tone, you can create an epic space that becomes the centerpiece of any room. Here are 15 of the best accent wall ideas for your home.
Sure, you could just slap one bold color on an accent wall and call it a day—but why would you when there’s so much more you can do with paint? Stripes, circles, chevrons or herringbone are all on-point style choices. All you need to create an amazing accent wall is paint, painter’s tape, a pencil and a level.
Before deciding what should be your accent wall, look at the architectural elements of your home. If you’ve got a fireplace, you already have an accent wall. All you need to do is dress it up. Color, paneling, stonework or built-in bookcases are all great ways to draw attention to an existing focal point.
Say hello to all those photos you’ve been storing on your hard drive or phone. A photo collage wall is a perfect way to share and relive your cherished memories while creating an enviable accent wall. To keep your collage from looking dated, choose two or three colors of frames that complement each other and mix texture and size. Lay your frames out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy, then replicate the arrangement on the wall.
This built-in entertainment center mixes architectural simplicity with a pop of color to make it stand out. Create this showstopper of a bookcase in your home.
Yup, you read that right. Fabric can make a fresh and funky accent wall for a reasonable price. Simply pick a selection of coordinating fabrics and wrap them around sturdy cardboard or very thin wood or plastic squares. Affix the squares to the wall in a pleasing pattern with double-sided mounting tape.
From sleek to rustic, wood is a perfect accent wall material because it instantly warms up any space. Be sure to paint the remaining walls in your room a color that carries the same undertone as the wood for a unified look.
If you’ve been wondering what to do with Grandma’s old china that just sits in a box, this is it. Platters, silver and china dishes of all shapes, sizes and colors can create a unique accent wall. Dining rooms and kitchens are natural places for this look, but it can work in any area of your home.
Another classic that’s making a big comeback is wallpaper. Surprised? With the advent of easy to apply, and even easier to remove wallpaper, you can create an accent wall without the long-term commitment. The key here is to keep it to one wall only, to avoid feeling closed in.
For the intermediate do-it-yourself handyperson, this stunning stone accent wall is a perfect project. The look of exterior stone veneer in an indoor space complements industrial, cottage or rustic decor and the beauty speaks for itself.
For wannabe world travelers or nature lovers, an accent-wall mural is a high-impact choice. They are easy to install and a guaranteed home-run for adventure-loving kids’ rooms.
Exposed brick has long been a coveted accent wall material in old buildings and lofts. The great news is, brick veneer has come a long way and is available in almost any style from modern to antique for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
Once relegated to work spaces and bathrooms, tile can accent almost any wall due to the plethora of styles and sizes now available. In a kitchen, you can create an incredible focal point by adding a distinct backsplash along one wall that stretches all the way to the ceiling.