Looking to add an accent wall? Browse through these 30+ Accent Wall Ideas!
One of the best ways to create a focal point in a room is with an accent wall! Accent walls add texture, color, and even joy to a space. Let’s take a look at some inspirational accent wall ideas. Please click the blue/gray links to be taken to the original source for tutorials, tips, and even more pictures. These accent wall ideas are organized by rooms, but don’t let that stop you from using a bedroom idea in a living room, and vice-versa! Feel free to save the items to Pinterest from the original source.
Bedroom Accent Walls
Feature Bedroom Wall by Home Stories A to Z
This beautiful grid wall in our master bedroom is actually wallpaper! It was very easy to install and gives the illusion of molding.
DIY Planked Wall by Home Stories A to Z
This lightweight, planked wall that I installed in our last home is easy for one person to install! You can find a full tutorial for this planked wall installation here: DIY Plank Wall Tongue and Groove Tutorial.
Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall by Jenna Kate at Home
These reclaimed real wood planks are very thin and are applied using a glue adhesive. The reclaimed wood trend as an accent wall has been popular for the last decade and looks best on smaller walls like this one. Jenna recommends this method only if you’re planning on leaving it on the walls for a few years as the adhesive is very strong.
Horizontal Slats by Nesting With Grace
Brooke gave her parents’ bedroom wall a makeover with these thin, horizontal slats. You need to go see the entire before/after process. It is all absolutely gorgeous!
Kids’ Bedroom Accent Walls:
Beadboard Wallpaper by Home Stories A to Z
Textured wallpaper that gives the illusion of brick, molding, tile, or fabric is a fabulous option for your accent wall! Over a decade ago, I gave my boys’ bedroom a makeover using paintable, beadboard wallpaper and rain gutter bookshelves to create a reading nook around their bed nook. You can find the full tutorial for their accent wall here: Rain Gutter Bookshelves & Beadboard Wallpaper.
Boys Boho Accent Wall by Sprucing Up Mamahood
Sprucing Up Mamahood used black triangle decals to recreate this boho accent wall. What an amazing transformation with very little expense involved! You can find all the sources for this room in the post, including the triangle decals. Be sure to also check out her cute sunshine accent wall!
Brick Wallpaper by Lolly Jane
Accent walls behind the bed frame always looks great and adds texture without added clutter. This is an easy to install, self-adhesive brick wallpaper. So cute!
Dining Room Accent Walls
How to Create a Shiplap Wall by Home Stories A to Z
Great tutorial if you’re looking to add some shiplap to your walls. This project was completed using solid pine planks and spacers. This is not the most inexpensive way to achieve this look, but it is sturdy and will patch and paint easier than some other methods. We’ve loved it in our breakfast room!
Board and Batten Using Adhesive by From Evija With Love
This grid wall was accomplished using glue and mdf boards. Evija chose this method because her wall was stone and she did not want to attempt to nail or screw into the stone. Great tutorial if your situation is similar!
DIY Brick Veneer Accent Wall by Christina Maria
Brick veneers are thin slices of real brick making them much easier to work than full-sized brick. Christina installed brick veneers on her dining room wall and also in her bathroom. She has a great step-by-step tutorial on how she installed the brick in her post.
Dining Room Shelves Accent Wall by Wood Grain Cottage
The dark green accent wall and warm woods shelving creates the perfect functional, focal point in the dining room! Find the tutorial for the shelves in her post.
Double Batten Accent Wall by Lolly Jane
Two thin vertical strips of wood are spaced close together to create a trendy double batten. This look is on trend, playful, and fun!
Living Area Accent Walls
Board and Batten Tutorial by Home Stories A to Z
A classic board and batten accent wall is always perfect if you’re looking for an achievable DIY with dramatic results.
Built In Bookshelves Accent Wall by Home Stories A to Z
A built-in accent wall design is a functional and stylish solution to a focal wall! We gave our media room a complete makeover and created built-in storage. Find the full tutorial here: Media Room Makeover.
Wood Media Center Accent Wall by Domestic Imperfection
Ashley gave her brother’s new construction home a rustic look by adding these wood slats from floor to ceiling. This is a great solution for breaking up a large expanse of wall.
Grid Accent Wall by Life on Virginia Street
Sarah created a gorgeous grid wall in her den that creates the perfect, cozy focal point! You can find the tutorial on how to DIY the wall here. She used mdf boards nailed directly into the drywall, painted a beautiful blue.
Wood Slat Wall by brepurposed
Bre added two wood slat walls in her living area. Wood slat walls continue to trend this year, so if you love this look be sure to check out her tutorial! Bre gives lots of great tips in her post.
Bathroom Accent Walls
Spanish Tile Wallpaper Bathroom by Home Stories A to Z
A small bathroom looks larger with well-chosen wallpaper, and a split wall design. I used beadboard wallpaper on the bottom of the bathroom and a spanish tile wallpaper on the top half of the room. Simply wallpapering or tiling one focal wall in your bathroom is a beautiful way to add pizazz to your space!
Bathroom Accent Wall by Sincerely, Sara D.
Gorgeous bathroom reveal! Sara has several inspirational accent walls in her home. Check out the post to see them all!
Powder Room Accent Wall by R & R At Home
Rebecca’s Boho Bathroom Makeover is so cute with her hand-painted accent wall. She made a stencil from cardboard and hand-painted the wall. This is a great technique to utilize on the ceiling as well!
Tiled Accent Wall by White Cottage Home & Living
Gorgeous tiled accent wall! Amy’s entire modern farmhouse bathroom renovation is beautiful.
Laundry Room Accent Walls
Laundry Room Stenciled Wall via Home Stories A to Z
This blog is no longer around, but this laundry room makeover is always so popular on 25 Small Bathroom Ideas. This accent wall was hand-painted, and you can find lots of different stencils online to help you.
Laundry Room Accent Wall by Thrifty Decor Chick
Sarah added shiplap to her laundry room and painted all of the walls the same color. I love the added texture on the shiplap wall!
Office Accent Walls
Brick Wallpaper by Home Stories A to Z
If you always wanted a brick room in your home, try adding some wallpaper! Click on over for the full makeover reveal if you love this idea.
Pegboard Wall by Home Stories A to Z
An accent wall can be useful and gorgeous, such as this pegboard wall! Great for craft, school, and kids’ rooms.
DIY Vertical Shiplap Wall by Love Create Celebrate
Lindi added vertical shiplap behind her desk to ground her space underneath the stairs. Such a lovely work area! She has a full tutorial included in her post.
Stairwell Accent Walls
Painted Shiplap Accent Wall by The Creativity Exchange
The painted shiplap wall adds beautiful color, dimension, and texture to the stairwell. Love it!
Staircase Gallery Wall by Taryn Whiteaker
Taryn upgraded her basic builder grade staircase wall to a custom look by adding this gallery wall. So gorgeous! She provides a full tutorial in her post.
Mudroom and Entryway Accent Walls
Mudroom by Home Stories A to Z
Creating a built-in mudroom bench around a window is a fun and functional way of utilizing a wall! This custom bench in our mudroom and laundry room was built by the previous homeowners and we love it!
Entryway Renter’s Life Hack by Rebecca and Genevieve
What an amazing transformation to the entryway area with little expense or time involved!
Sharpie Wall Tutorial by Classy Clutter
This accent wall was accomplished with simply a Sharpie paint pen! Go find all the details in the post if you love this idea.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you feel inspired to tackle your next wall project!