Given how well trafficked your living room is going to be, it’s often not the best place to take stylistic risks. However, because it is so heavily trafficked, it’s definitely the space where you want to make a bold statement. You want those who enter your home and living room to see your sense of style on display.
If you’re not taking huge risks in terms of décor and color, though, this can be difficult. However, there’s an easy and simple way to add some much-needed spark to a potentially tired living room design, and that’s the accent wall. As you’re going to see in the examples that follow, accent walls can help you to both make a statement and offer yourself a design opportunity. On their own, accent walls can add a real sense of depth and dimension to a living space. When combined with other design elements, though, they can allow you to really expand your design palate and tie together disparate elements.
If you think that an accent wall might work wonders for your living room design, then you’re absolutely right. So, come check out these 24 gorgeous living rooms with accent walls; you won’t be disappointed.
Within this open-concept space, the orange accent wall framing the picture window has been tied to the area rug beneath the coffee table.
If you’re going for a contemporary style, you may wish to consider incorporating geometric features into your living room’s accent wall.
3. Green With Envy
One way you can add some instant charm to a darker living room space is by including a bold green accent wall like this.
If you don’t want to get too extreme with an accent wall, you could do something like this, where the wall above the fireplace has been painted a darker shade.
5. Spreading Out
Or, you can take things a step further! Check out how well the dark wall works behind the white fireplace in this stunning living room design.
6. Modern Flair
If you’ve got brick, then why cover it up? A brick accent wall can be the perfect thing for adding modern flair to a living room design.
7. Darker Shade
The darker shade of wall paint behind the built-in shelves in this living room design really adds some drama to the space.
Note how the white accent wall at right in this example adds a sense of dimension to this living room with deep brown walls.
9. Costal Contemporary
You can still add some coastal flair to a contemporary living room if you use a reclaimed wood accent wall like the one you see here.
10. Inside Out
Note how the deep, greyish blue of the accent wall in this living room ties together with the water views through the sliding glass door.
A full feature accent wall with stone and a fireplace can really add some luxurious charm to a living room.
12. More Geometry
If adding spice is a concern for your living room design, then consider doing something like this with your accent wall.
13. Red and Yellow
You have to admit that when combined with the yellow walls, the red accent wall adds a regal charm to this living room space.
14. Dueling Accents
Check out how the wall feature at left in this example is tied to the accent wall at right. Pretty cool, eh?
The simplicity of the accent wall used in this minimal living room design is truly elegant and hard not to enjoy.
16. Light Blue
If you’re going for a more monochromatic color scheme in your living room, a light blue accent wall can work real wonders!
17. Another Idea
Instead of just using a simple accent wall, this homeowner created an accent nook that features a built-in bench.
18. Wood Panels
Another great material that you can use for your living room’s accent wall are wood panels.
Here’s another example of a living room that makes use of a green accent wall to add natural charm to the space.
Check out how the darker accent wall at the back of this living room adds a sense of depth to the space.
The wainscoting pattern of the accent wall in this living room design adds a classic charm to the space.
22. Accent Built-In
Here’s another example of how you can take the idea of an accent wall to the next level. Check out the dark built-in here!
Remember, if you’re designing a contemporary living room with an accent wall, you should be considering some bolder (and unique) colors for that wall!
24. Be Yourself
The accent wall is an excellent way to incorporate your personality into the design of your living room. So, remember to be yourself!