Take your favorite room to a whole other level by giving it an update with one of these knockout accent wall ideas.
Bright and Bold – Accent Wall Ideas
You love the idea of making your home a focal point, so why not give it a bit of flair by adding one of these accent wall ideas that will certainly garner you plenty of oohs and ahhhs.
Take your inspiration from Mother Nature and allow the outdoors to highlight any room in your home. Use wood planks to draw your eyes from wall to ceiling. To get this look use raw or reclaimed wood, then choose to 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
The trick to great home decor is not to be afraid to stand out. And, this wall certainly does this successfully with layered panels and graphic prints. Not only does it hide ugly techno wires but it gives the illusion of a negative checkered pattern beautifully.
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Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of paint to give you the wow factor in your room. The muddled glazed wall 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.
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.
Alcoves & Insets
Give depth to your room by deepening the color of a room’s alcoves and insets. Not only will this cue the eye right to the room’s focal point but it also lends itself to an unique elegance if the colors complement each other.
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? You can 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 much light is added to this room by using other reflective surfaces like glass tabletops, high gloss floors and well chosen decorative lamps.
For more fabulous decorating tips, be sure to check out my Pinterest Board: Decorating Ideas from Wisconsin Homemaker.