Consider this your room’s plot twist, turning the tables on boring décor with a pop of something special. Is it a kitchen with a bright yellow wall within its world of white, or perhaps a richly colored backdrop for a unique armchair in the office?
So when it comes to accent wall ideas, we reached out to design experts for tips on helping your space tell its own story with maximum impact. Annica Wallin, executive creative director of Stockholm-based wall art and decorating company Desenio, says, “The rules should only be set by you. Even if you have more classic or minimalistic tastes, you shouldn’t be afraid to choose a bold, striking color for an accent wall. “If you want to design a room that makes an impression upon entering, consider adding an accent color or texture to the wall opposite the door,” she explains.
Whether you choose a soft or vivid color, adding white crown molding can help separate your new accent “wall” from the rest of the room for a modern look. Credit: Getty Images / shironosov Read the room when determining your ideal color.
Credit: Rifle Paper Co. / Getty Images / KatarzynaBialasiewicz If painting isn't your thing, consider wallpaper or a gallery wall as your accent.
Start your accent wall by choosing a patterned tile that connects with the color palette and design elements of your space.”
Wallin encourages, “Using subtly textured wallpaper is a great way to set a background in which to feature a gallery wall of prints or statement art.” Materials with warmth to the touch can add a richness and depth to your space. Gibbs says, “At the end of the day, there’s no better accent wall than one that showcases your unique sense of style and personality.