Take your favorite room to a whole other level by giving it an update with one of these knockout accent wall ideas.
You love the idea of making your home a focal point, so why not give one of your favorite rooms that bit of flair by adding an accent wall.
And, no, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the wow factor either. Just choose a wall that you feel could use a bit of bling and then take inspiration from the following ideas.
You’ll find that highlighting just one wall using one of these unique design techniques will definitely make a bold statement, as well as affect the overall feel of your whole home design.
So are you ready to vamp your favorite room? Here’s how:
1. Au Natural Panels
Take your inspiration from Mother Nature and allow the outdoors to highlight any room in your home.
This can be achieved by using wood planks to draw your eyes from the floor, up the wall and to the ceiling.
To get this look use raw or reclaimed wood, then leave it natural, stain or paint it. Take a look at how seamlessly this room expands from the wall to the ceiling above.
You definitely get the sense of height and depth at the same time. Here are a couple of examples of what I mean. Source: Epic Artifactory
2. Fantastic Focal Points
The trick to great home decor is not to be afraid to stand out. And, this wall certainly does create a well-honed focal point successfully with the help of layered panels and bold graphic prints.
As you can see, this technique not only hides ugly techno wires but it also gives the illusion of more depth to the space by using this negative checkered pattern beautifully.
3. Stunning Architectural Accents
Don’t be afraid to use multiple layerings to really ramp up the effect with very little effort on your part.
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4. Bold Splashes of Color
Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of paint to give you the wow factor in your room.
The muddled glazed wall (below) provides the perfect backdrop to a contemporary graphic print.
The secret to this room’s success is that only one wall is accented, rather than being splashed across every surface.
See too how track lighting adds even more drama to an otherwise beautifully designed room.
5. Fabulous Wallpaper
Wallpaper has been used for years as a way to highlight an accent wall. Pick a pattern that reflects your room’s style and let it speak for itself. Check out the nautical lamps that reinforce this room’s seaside decor.
6. Breathtaking Alcoves & Insets
Give depth to your room through the use of architectural features like alcoves and insets and by using a deeper and/or complementary shade of paint.
Not only will this cue the eye to the room’s focal point but it will also add exceptional elegance if the colors complement one another.
7. Reflective Mirrors
Mirrors have long been a super secret of interior design professionals to give depth to smallish rooms. But were you aware that mirrors also add unexpected drama?
It’s easy to recreate this look by spanning mirrors across the entire expanse of a room rather than using a single panel over a mantle or a couch.
Notice too how effortlessly more light is added to this room just by taking advantage of the other reflective surfaces like glass tabletops, high gloss floors, picture windows and well chosen decorative lamps.
If you were inspired to create your very own accent wall in your home, let us know in the comments below.
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