An accent wall is a bold decor element for any space and a great idea for spruce up any room easily, such an option fits literally any style. You may accent a wall with anything you want – wallpaper, decals, paints, natural materials or ultra-modern panels or tiles, and if you wanna choose your own option, I’ve prepared some ideas to take a look. Most of them are timeless, the most trendy ones are molding and wallpaper accent walls but these aren’t the only options. Let’s take a look at them all!
Painted Accent Walls
The most popular idea to create an accent wall is painting as it’s the easiest, the fastest and the most inexpensive way. You may go for any bold color to create a contrast, or try dark shades for a touch of drama or go relaxing shades to make your space more inviting and greater for a rest. Try stenciling your wall with geometry as it’s very trendy right now. Go for color blocking – it’s a great idea to highlight any furniture piece or nook by this wall.
an ombre blue accent wall will make your entryway impressive and refined
the working space is accented with a geometrically stenciled wall in mustard and white
an accent wall with empty picture frames attached and painted emerald rings texture and color
an elegant vintage console is highlighted with a super bold blue accent wall
accent your headboard wall with the refined mustard color, which warms up the space
a boho chic nursery with a black accent wall for more drama and a contrast
a peaceful green accent wall and a matching nigthstand will create a relaxing ambience in the bedroom
Wallpaper or decals are another super cool idea for creating accent walls, besides, wallpaper is a hot trend, which makes such an accent wall even bolder. Choose wallpaper according to the colors and style of your home but rock something bolder than all the rest of the space – remember, this is an accent wall. There are tons of prints and patterns to go for, various ombre and watercolor effect wallpaper and photo wall murals that will leave an impression. Pay attention to floral wallpaper, which is a timeless idea to rock.
watercolor is a great trend, and this blue and white wall is a very relaxing idea to try
bright floral wallpaper and matching cushions enliven and brigthen up this dining room
a very bold and colroful geometric accent wall done with wall decals
realistic floral wallpaper, especially moody, is a very edgy option, which seems to keep being in trend
photo murals with nature like this one are ideal for creating a stress-free zone in your home
mid-century modern printed wallpaper helps to spruce up this nook and highlight it
bring a glam tropical touch with a palm leaf accent wall like this one
Wood is a timeless material to rock, it will never go out of style and it won’t cost you a lot, especially if you already have some scrapwood at hand. Every decor style will look nice with a wood accent wall, just choose an appropriate option for it. if it’s a coastal interior, think of a whitewashed and a bit worn accent wall, if it’s a rustic space, go for a weathered wood accent wall, if you have a modern room, go for sleek wooden panels in some bold color. A wood accent wall will add coziness and warmth to any space.
weathered wood accent wall with a geometric pattern for a warm rustic feel in the space
a wood accent wall is a good option for a rustic meets shabby chic space like this one
matte black wood planks attached with a pattern for a moody space
a whitewashed weathered wood accent wall for a coastal shabby chic bedroom
a creative textural and dimensional wood piece accent wall is an ultra-modenr yet comforting idea
bring a rustic feel to your space with a wood slice accent wall, it may be real or faux
a dark stained wood accent wall stands out a lot in this white space and adds coziness
Brick accent walls were so popular that became classics, and they will never go out of style. Nothing will add texture and interest to your walls as much as bricks. Bricks have many shades and you may paint it as you like, too, and it fits most of spaces, from entryways to bedrooms, plus bricks fit almost every decor style. Faux or natural stone is also great to add a texture to the wall but it looks not so harsh, it’s better for traditional, vintage and shabby chic spaces.
a bold red brick accent wall adds an industrial feel and makes the space more interesting
make your kitchen more interesting with a red brick accent wall that contrasts your cabinets
highlight your rustic meets industrial style with a red brick accent wall at the headboard
make your contemporary bathroom more eye-catching with just one brick accent wall
a stone accent wall highlights the chalet feel of this bathroom
this elegant vintage space is spruced up with a stone accent wall that highlights the roof shape
make your entryway special and interesting with a stone accent wall, which can be faux or real
Molding is a timeless idea, which is in trend right now: it’s used not only in traditional or vintage interiors but also in minimalist and many others, too. You may pair molding of your choice with some bright pattern and a color that you like. Molding is a great idea for literally any space, from a living room to a dining space, it’s usually not used in functional spaces like bathrooms or kitchens. Add a touch of drama to your space!
various types of molding in different colors is a great way to add a dimensional feel to your wall
accent your wall with molding and colors, too, to make a bolder statement
molding can have various patterns and be even neutral but still look very catchy
add a touch of geometry with modern modling panels and a pastel shade like this one
molding is a refined and timeless idea to rock in any interior, and it’s a hot trend
go for dark paneling to make your moody space complete and not boring
pair unique modern molding with a bright color to achieve a maximal effect in your space