Whether adding contrast to a basic room or creating an eye-catching focal point, accent walls are the perfect addition to any space! So, follow along for a closer look at different styles of accent walls, creating a conversation starter that your guests won’t soon forget!
While the previously conceived notion of simply painting one wall still rings true, your options are now endless! From shiplap to MDF, wallpaper to paint, and beyond, the sky’s the limit on location, colors, surfaces, and materials.
So, the purpose of an accent wall, whether incorporating color, texture, or both, is to give your living space a unique stylish touch. Don’t be afraid to be bold and make a statement, bringing different colors or patterns together to match your overall theme!
While you might not be featured on an episode of “Fixer Upper” the good news is shiplap is easy to incorporate into your home. It adds a simple yet classic focal point to any room without overly distracting from the rest of your space. Whether applied in a horizontal, vertical, or chevron design it creates a seamless look with beautiful clean lines.
So, if shiplap isn’t your style…you’re in luck…because there are endless alternatives to choose from like MDF, tile, plaster, rattan, and even living plant walls, just to name a few.
Using MDF is a budget-friendly option worth considering when adding a modern wood accent to your wall. Beyond affordability, it’s also lightweight, easy to work with, and doesn’t warp like traditional wood, which makes it a great beginner DIY project that anyone can do!
I incorporated this gorgeous Chesapeake earthy wallpaper in the master bathroom water closet and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I hung it on the top half of the wall, which creates the perfect amount of contrast and adds an eye-catching pop of color.
It instantly transforms this space with its beautiful floral pattern design and creamy color palette.
I wanted to have a little fun with my powder room, so I chose an edgy design with this charcoal stroke wallpaper pattern. The detailing showcases strokes and dots in a horizontal pattern, which creates stunning visual appeal with an added side of drama. Painting an accent wall might sound like the easier of the styling options, but if done incorrectly, can unintentionally detract from vs. enhancing the overall space.
Before heading to the nearest hardware store for paint swatches, it’s important to consider both room direction and natural focal points. Surprisingly, the amount of direct sunlight your room receives can affect the overall look and tone of your paint. Following a few simple tips can help you determine the best color option and location for your accent wall. Your accent wall style is the perfect starting point to build out the rest of your room design, so have a little fun and get creative!