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25 Accent Wall Ideas To Elevate Your Home

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Last updated on February 27th, 2020

Among the many creative ways of giving your home a big dose of design is with an accent wall. The process can be as simple as painting the wall a different color, but with the multitude of options available today, it’s fun to go beyond the pale. A touch of texture, strategic moldings, or an interesting tile are just a few of the methods that can wake up the place where we sleep, elevate the ambiance in an office, and enliven other living spaces throughout the home.

1. Exposed Brick

Adding a rustic, exposed brick wall to your home will create a feeling of warmth and old-world charm. The juxtaposition of this historic architectural building material in new home construction evokes a connection to our past and not only serves as a visual accent but will accent the “story” of your new home, too.


2. Scallop Styling

Scallop wall detailing brings a sweet and fun accent to any space. It’s the perfect touch in this precious room.


3. Non-Traditional Materials

Elevate a room through the use of non-traditional materials. Aluminum panels, reminiscent of those used to build airplanes, have been incorporated as an accent wall to take this themed room to new heights.


4. 3-D Panels

The use of three-dimensional panels is a great way to accentuate a wall with a focus on texture rather than color. An additional benefit is the sound absorption and acoustical barrier that many of today’s panels provide, making this both a fun and practical solution for your home office.


5. Bathroom Accents

An accent wall can be a perfect way to emphasize a great feature like a freestanding tub. It’s a sublime way to instill a sense of the extraordinary in an otherwise ordinary space.


6. Hand-Painted Accent Walls

This hand-painted mural has a sleek design and contemporary style. The soft colors create a serene experience for your guests.


7. Stone Accent Walls

Stone provides a stately feel that is at once both strong and subtle. Whether light and bright or dark and dramatic, it enhances the design without having to adjust the layout of the room.


8. Geometric Accent Walls

Make a statement with a multidimensional and bold wallpaper in your master bedroom. At first glance this design simply looks like colorful stripes, but a closer inspection reveals silhouettes. Beautiful and dynamic!


9. Form and Function

Create a focal point that serves a purpose. At first glance, this unique custom millwork appears to be nothing more than a fun, visual element accentuated by a faux copper wall. A closer look reveals an entertainment center, including a soffit designed to house the accent lights and shelving for storage and décor.


10. Airy Pastel Vibes

Balancing the backdrop of your main bed wall with pleasing proportion creates a sense of orderly calm.


11. A Splash of Color

Elevate your child’s room with faux painted colorful and abstract flowers. This whimsical design provides a vibrant place to play and grow.


12. Back to Nature

Accentuate the entry of your home with an extension of the outdoors. A stacked stone wall creates a fluid transition from the exterior of the home to the inside.


13. Added Dimension

Using texture and dimension as an accent can elevate the overall impact of a space.


14. Industrial Look

Give your walls an immediate transformation with this industrial look. Create an urban feel and add dimension by bringing brick from the outside in.


15. Subtle Accents

The monochromatic integration of this accent wall allows the industrial iron elements of the furniture and décor to serve as the true accent in this room.


16. Accent on Architecture

A minimalistic home design makes this three-dimensional accent wall a unique and unanticipated element that is sure to catch the eye and draw attention to the impressive ceiling height.


17. Bold Bedroom Accent Wall

A bold yet simple graphic detail on this headboard wall acts as art while contributing balance to the overall composition.


18. Bright Idea

These tubular lights are a unique way to illuminate a room while also doubling as a statement wall. The lighting tubes also add dimension and serve as a unique headboard in this master bedroom.


19. Brick Accent

A brick wall balances the soft colors and femininity of a bedroom. This statement wall helps warm up the room and provides a cozy feel.


20. Shabby-Chic Design

A painted wood trim detail creates a fresh and sophisticated look. The dip between each panel adds an unexpected layer of dimension and visual interest.


21. Shiplap Sophistication

Brighten up a room with a stained shiplap accent wall. This material will add a softness to any space, including a nursery.


22. Ceramic Tile Statements

This ceramic wall tile beautifully mimics a concrete brick. The clean lines and change in texture are the perfect complement to this industrial-style bedroom.


23. Wall Murals

Wall murals are a great way to accentuate your home in a truly custom fashion. Large-scale graphics provide the opportunity for magnified self-expression and can offer flexibility that other accent wall applications do not.

A large-scale organic botanical print makes a bold statement in this bedroom. With its natural silhouette, layering soft, neutral finishes throughout the rest of the room lets the accent wall shine.

—  TRIO Design


24. Painted Brick

Make a bold statement with painted brick accent walls. A modern take on the exposed brick trend, this feature catches the eye with both texture and color.


25. Unexpected Trim Applications

The trim application on this wall extends through the ceiling. Adding an unexpected twist to otherwise traditional trim elements creates a focal point for the design.

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