Decorating With Accent Walls

An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast, and are typically a very inexpensive DIY project.

1.   PAINT

You can easily add an accent wall to your room in one afternoon by applying a new paint color. Deep blues, grays or even blacks are popular choices for accent walls right now. Choose a color that will complement your existing decor and overall design aesthetic.


Floor-to-ceiling wood planks can make your home seem both rustic and modern all at once and provide a natural, outdoors-inspired feel. It’s more work than simply painting a wall, but it’s still relatively inexpensive. You can source the wood locally and stain it yourself before attaching it to your wall. It takes a little extra elbow grease, but it’s worth the effort.


Stripes bring a simple yet engaging pattern to any room, and elegant accent walls with beautiful stripes are easy to pull off.  While horizontal stripes make a small bedroom look bigger, vertical stripes make a low ceiling look higher.

4.  TILE

Tile accent walls are stunning and can totally change your space. Your options for the tile accent wall include tiling the entire wall in gorgeous glass tile for a high-end look.  You can use a variety of materials, including glass, ceramic, natural stone, and a wood-look product to create a focal point.