In order to create spark in the designs of their living rooms, many homeowners are opting to add accent walls. As you’ll see in the examples that follow, accent walls can really help to make a living room space feel more complete. Moreover, an accent wall can become the focal point of a design, offering a means through which the other design elements of the room (the furniture, décor and other pieces) can be framed.
Below, we’re going to share 15 living rooms with eye-popping accent walls. From ones that keep it simple to others that do something totally unique, we think you’ll see the full breadth of options available when you consider including an accent wall as part of your living room’s design. If you think that including this design element in your living room might make sense, then check out these 15 absolutely stellar examples!
1. She’s a Brick
Rather than covering up the brick in this charming living room, it’s left exposed. Notice how well the brick interplays with the rich hardwood floors.
2. Lovely Dimensions
The dark blue accent wall along the back of this living room with high ceiling really helps to add a sense of dimension and depth to the space.
3. Getting Eclectic
With a contemporary and eclectic vibe, you may wish to do something different with your living room accent wall. Check out the blue and white stripes of this one!
4. Framing the Fire Place
While you’ll typically see an accent wall behind the main couch in a living room, sometimes it makes sense to use the accent wall around the fireplace.
5. Along the Back
If your living room dives backwards from an open-concept space, you may wish to put the accent wall along the back to exaggerate the effect.
6. Cottage Charm
The dark green striped accent wall along the side of this open-concept accent wall helps to add a sense of luxury to the cottage styling of this living room.
7. Down-Home Charm
The pattern of leaves along the accent wall of this living room helps to add some down-home charm that perfectly complements the furniture and décor.
The end table with the symmetrically places lamps and the wall mirror above helps to really draw attention to the accent wall in this living room.
9. Vertical Space
Got incredibly high ceilings in your living room? A tall accent wall is something that can really help to fill out that vertical space!
10. Exposed Stone
An exposed stone wall will really add a sense of luxury to a living room design. Here that sense of luxury is doubled by the small light fixtures on that stone accent wall.
The subtle detailing of the black accent wall in this open-concept living room is the perfect complement to the end table.
12. A Subtle Change
The accent wall of the living room doesn’t need to be completely different from the other walls. Check out how some simple stripes completely transform this space’s look.
13. In A Simpler Design
This design isn’t going to blow you over with its luxuriousness. However, note how the light yellow accent wall really makes this space feel much more charming than it otherwise might be.
14. Contemporary Dimensions
In a living room featuring contemporary design elements, a dark accent wall can really help to accentuate the look.
15. Accent Wall Built-Ins
If you really want to get the most out of an accent wall in your living room, consider including built-in cabinets and shelves as part of its design.