When you’re looking to add a bold element to a room, an eye-catching accent wall brings the design to life in an exciting new way. This striking contrast creates a focal point that elevates the whole feel of the space without too much work! If you’re on the hunt for accent wall inspiration, you’re in luck: we’ve compiled our do’s and don’ts to guide you towards your room’s new look.
First, Which Wall Should Be Your Accent Wall?
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part! Here are a few of our tips when it comes to selecting which wall will get special treatment. Consider choosing a wall:
-that people will see immediately upon entering.
-with exciting architectural elements, including built-ins or a fireplace.
-that is predominantly symmetrical (without any noticeable slopes).
The Do’s and Don’ts of Creating an Accent Wall
Do Tap Into Your Creative Side
Now is the time to let your creative energy shine. What colors, textures, or tones are speaking to you? Are you envisioning a bold accent wall or something a bit more subtle? Collect accent wall inspirations online and from magazines to see what really resonates with you!
Do Consider Wallpaper
Wallpaper is back in style! Not only is wallpaper a gorgeous option; it’s also easily removable for future iterations of your space. With wallpaper you can take advantage of styles that stand out, or opt for one that’s more subtle.
Don’t Forget about the Other Wall Colors
As you plan out your accent wall, think about the other wall colors in the room. Place your swatches against the current wall colors to see how they play off of each other. You want to make sure the colors complement, instead of fighting against one another. Our advice? Accent walls really pop against neutral colors!
Do Consider Materials Beyond Paint
Who says an accent wall can’t break the mold? Try wood paneling, tile, stone, brick, or even oversized mirrors to make a unique statement in your room. Let the transformation begin!
Do Consider the Ceiling
Consider painting your ceiling for an elevated look or a bold statement. A lighter color will add a feeling of height to the room, while a darker one will enhance the cozy factor.
Don’t Be Afraid of Patterns
Patterns are a really fun element to bring into this project! From stripes to geometrics, patterns can create an exciting and bold accent wall. It’s your room; why not add in an element that fosters joy?
ADŌR Bespoke Homes Brings Your Home to Life
Take it from us: adding an accent wall isn’t as daunting as it sounds! At ADOR, we love to help you refine your vision, needs, and style. When you’re ready to build the bespoke home of your dreams, connect with us! We’d love to hear what you’re dreaming about and how we can make it come true.