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Accent Wall Ideas For Your Next Home Update

Accent walls are a great way to spice up your room without making any major changes. Maybe you don’t want your bedroom to be all one color, but you are looking for a “pop” somewhere. Or maybe you want to add some shiplap behind the television in your living room, but not everywhere. Accent walls are the perfect solution for that! So let’s get into what an accent wall is and some great ideas to add one to your home!

What Is An Accent Wall

gallery wall above bed

If you are new to interior designing or just have never heard of an accent wall, let us be the first to introduce you to it! An accent wall is defined as a wall that a designer chooses that differs in style or color from the other surrounding walls. This is a great way to experiment with different colors, styles, textures, and materials, before fully committing and changing the room entirely.

Sounds amazing, right? Now let’s get into some inspiration for creating an accent wall in your home.

Let’s Go Bold

gold frame 3x2 gallery wall

It’s only right to start our list off with something bold! If you are the type of person that always does neutral colors, this might be the choice for you! Pick a bold color, like a bright green or blue to give your room that extra pop. This would work especially well against white walls so that the color really makes a statement!

Consider adding a gallery wall of family photos on your accent wall to make it even more special.

Bring The Wood Inside

rustic triptych

This wood wall doubles as an accent wall and a headboard behind the bed. This is a great option if you have farmhouse-style home decor because it is a simple yet powerful design hack that will tie all your decor together.

Of course, adding frames above your bed is another great idea, but you can always choose to leave it blank and let the accent wall do all the talking! As seen in the photo above, they chose to add photos of wood and keep the theme going, but you can always add a drawing or word art.

Add Some Shiplap

living room

Shiplap has been around for a while, but it is recently making a big comeback. Shiplap is basically a wooden board with grooves that are often used when building sheds and such. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use them to decorate your home! They are simple enough not to distract from your other decor but they are still beautiful! In the photo above, they used the shiplap behind their television and fireplace.

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

guest room bed

Black walls may seem intimidating, but trust us, they aren’t! Nothing shows off your wall decor and furnishings better than a dark wall backdrop. Whether it’s picture frames or bold furnishings, your pieces will stand out when provided with such a sleek background.

Fun Prints

colorful room decor

As we always say, when it comes to home decor, do whatever makes you happy! Creating an accent wall with a fun print is a great way to express your personality. Find a fun print that will bring you joy every time you walk into the room. Consider adding some watercolor paintings on your wall in our Ashford frame style in the color Hot Pink for an extra statement.

Paint It On

painted accent wall

Another popular trend we’ve seen lately is people painting their accent walls. As seen in the photo above, they painted a blush-colored circle behind their bed. This not only creates an eye-catching accent wall, but acts as a header to the bed as well. There are many different shapes, sizes, and colors that you can combine to make your wall stand out!

Final Thoughts

bedroom accent wall

Home decor is great because you get to do whatever it is you truly want in your home. Although there may be “rules” we say — break them! Rules are meant to be broken, sometimes 😉. An accent wall gives you the ability to express yourself and give your home an extra “pop”!

We hope you were inspired to create your own accent wall in your home. If you were, be sure to share photos with us on social media. And if you have an idea that wasn’t on this list, please share that with us, too!

Accent Wall Ideas For Your Next Home Update

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