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.
The starter accent wall
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, and 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.