Every spring I want to spruce up my house. The desire to paint, redecorate, renew, change and brighten my space if overwhelming. The result of this desire is an abundance of projects on my list. It seems I thrive on each transformation.
An accent wall is meant to create a cohesive and complementary focal point in a room. Many rooms have architectural focal points, i.e. A fireplace, large screen television, a well-framed picture window. An intentional accent wall injects a decorative and stylish boost into a small space.
The accent wall is a relatively easy project that instantly transforms any room. It is a style that seems to go in and out of style (remember the mirrored accent walls of the 1980’s?). Fortunately, today’s take on the accent wall is stylish and chic. The technique ranges from painted to wood techniques.
Wallpaper is a great option to create a chic and sophisticated accent wall with a small budget. A bit of wallpaper can change a room, adding color, pattern, or texture.
A favorite wallpaper collection from Joanna Gaines Magnolia Homes.
These wallpapers make a big difference in small areas. Look for papers that are removable. Easy to put up and remove when your tastes and style changes.
Reclaimed wood is still on the rise. It seems we can’t get enough of recycling wood in our interiors. Wood accent walls can be very fun and creative. Whitewash or paint for a different look. Lay the wood in a geometric pattern for interest. Of use different types of wood for a change in texture, pattern, and color.
Add architectural elements to elevate a plain wall. Your style dictates the type of element on the wall. For example, a farmhouse look might have reclaimed wood or rustic metal. An international look may include vibrant colors. An art collage can also create a wonderful accent wall. Photographs, mixed with architectural elements add texture and interest to a space.
Looking for More Ideas?
Better Homes & Gardens has more great ideas for accent walls including color, murals, wall treatments, and tile. Have fun creating an inviting and visually engaging space!