An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically a very inexpensive DIY project. Here are several ideas to get you started!
The Starter Accent Wall or Ceiling
You can easily add an accent wall to your room in one afternoon by applying a new paint color. Deep blues and bright oranges are common choices for accent walls, but choose a color that will complement your existing decor and overall design aesthetic.
Bright, contrasting paint is a good starting point, but there are other options for accent walls that are even more eye-catching and distinct. Floor-to-ceiling wood planks can make your home seem both rustic and modern all at once and provide a natural, outdoors-inspired feel. It’s more work than simply painting a wall, but it’s still relatively inexpensive. You can source the wood from pallets on Craigslist and stain it yourself before attaching it to your wall. It takes a little extra elbow grease, but it’s worth the effort.
Patterns, Murals, & More
Paint and wood are bold enough on their own to transform a room, but they’re still pretty subtle compared to other accent wall options. A chalk paint accent wall is a creative idea for any room and makes for some fun moments when you’re entertaining. There are also endless options for wallpaper and stenciling if you want some patterns or you can get really bold with a mural or oversized art print.
Ceilings As Accent Walls
Ceilings are often the forgotten wall, but working with your designer & contractor, you can make this one of the most interesting spaces. From tray-ceilings, to barrel-rolled, coffered & beyond, add some interest to this space to create a special & unique room!
Art as an Accent Wall
If making the plunge with color, patter, texture or built-in design is too much for you, then you can always create your own accent wall with framed photos and objects that speak to you. If you can dream it, you can hang it on your wall & turn it into art. The most important part of the art is that it brings you joy when you look at it!