An accent wall can transform a room from top to bottom, taking it on a journey from dull and drab to dynamic and bold. Accent walls lend a new focal point to your space, are typically inexpensive DIY projects, and breathe new life into your home.
The starter accent wall
In just one afternoon, you can easily add an accent wall to your room by applying a new paint color. Bright oranges and deep blues are common choices for accent walls, but be sure to select a color that will complement your existing aesthetic and overall décor.
Bright paint in a standout shade is a good starting point for an accent wall, but there are other, even more distinctive options to draw the eye. For example, floor-to-ceiling wood planks can make your home seem at once more contemporary and traditional, infusing your space with a rustic, outdoorsy feel. Wood planks take more work than a simple paint job, but they’re still relatively inexpensive. You can source the wood from Craigslist and stain it yourself before attaching it to your wall. And trust us, the little bit of elbow grease is worth the effort.
Patterns, Murals, and More
Wood and paint are versatile and dynamic enough on their own to change a room, but they’re still fairly subtle in comparison to other accent wall options. There are also endless possibilities for stenciling and wallpaper if you’re looking for some patterns, or you can go big and bold with an over-sized art print or mural. A chalk paint accent wall is a creative idea for any room and can make for some conversation-starting moments when you’re entertaining guests.