Top Accent Wall Ideas + Treatments

INSIDE : What makes a great accent wall in your home?  There are so many fun ways to create accent walls in your home : adding wallpaper or decals, using bold paint colors and even installing wood accent walls. Check out this amazing collection of accent wall ideas!

Best Accent Walls

This post has been updated since it’s original publish date of April 2019.

I was recently revisiting the process I took when updating my home office and the fun brushstroke painted pattern I added to the room.  I get more comments and questions about that accent wall and it was such an easy one day DIY project.  

Creative Office painted wall

I was so in love with having a wow-factor accent wall, that I decided to give another room a fun new look! Our laundry room / mud room was cream and boring and dull. I decided it was the perfect space to really have a bit of fun.

I painted theis abstract shaped mural on the wall and added some functional (but pretty) hooks. I can’t tell you how much happier passing through this space makes me feel now.

Stencil Laundry-Room
Stamped Laundry

This got me to thinking about all the creative and fun ways you can add a special moment to your home and I decided to roundup a few of my very favorite Top Accent Wall Ideas and Treatments from around the internet for you!

What is an Accent Wall?

An accent wall, also called a feature wall, is a wall whose design differs from the design of the other walls in the room.  It can have a different color, shade, design, or material from the other walls in the room.

Accent walls are used to draw visual attention to a particular area of a room or to create a focal point. They can be used in any room in the house, including living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.

There are many different ways to create an accent walls in your home. and the most common way is to paint it a different color than the other walls in the room.

However, you can also use wallpaper, tile, wood, or many other materials to create a statement wall. You can also create an accent wall by hanging a large piece of art or a collection of framed photos on it.

Accent wall ideas for Living Rooms

Your living room is often one of the main spaces used in your home.  It can regularly be the gathering room where family comes and spends time together, watches movies, plays games and many times where most of the entertaining happens.

Living rooms are a great place to really create a wow factor moment in your home.  Using dramatic accent walls in your living room can really be a big bang for your buck.  You can create accent walls for living rooms with so many different materials : paint, wallpaper and even using wood or trim.

Accent Wall Paint Ideas

An inexpensive and simple way to create fun accent wall ideas is with paint.  I have done numerous accent walls using paint and I think this is probably the easiest way to bring some drama to your space.

From painting abstract designs by hand or more structured patterns by using stencils, there are endless painted accent wall methods.  Here are a few of my very favorites.

Wood Accent Wall Ideas

There is something about using natural raw wood that speaks to my heart.  Then put that wood on the wall and… talk about creating a moment!  

I have been really into wood slatting recently and after gathering up my favorite wood accent ideas, wow – I am tempted to recreate this ideas somewhere in my home.

Hint hint, I did in my office. See Painted Wood Slat Wall.

Wallpaper Accent Wall Ideas

Oh wallpaper.  If we were to go back in time 30-40 years ago, the basic glue/paste wallpaper was in every home.  I think people revolted because they were so tired of the same tiny little floral prints and the huge amount of time it took to remove pasted wallpaper.  

Now skip ahead to current day and there are more patterns, styles and designs for wallpaper than you could ever imagine.  Then, introduce removable wallpaper and wow, I am ready to cover my house!  Check out these gorgeous wallpapered accent wall ideas.

Interesting and Unique Accent Wall Ideas

There are so many incredible ways to create a feature wall in your home and thinking outside the box makes it all the more fun! What about using newspaper or even book pages to add interest to a room? Have you thought of ever using shutters?

Okay, without further ado… let’s check out some examples of these innovative and clever accent wall ideas in real life below.

Budget Friendly Accent Wall Ideas

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