But, when you’re trying to find a means of centering any living space, there’s one thing that you should always consider: incorporating an accent wall. An accent wall is something that does much more than merely add visual spark to a room. It can actually become a focal point for the entire design, giving something for each other element to bend itself toward.
With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at a bunch of different accent walls. In fact, we’ve collected 20 amazing accent wall examples below. In each, we think you’ll see the design possibilities that accents walls can open up for your home’s living spaces. In the end, we think you might just decide to include an accent wall in some or maybe even all of your home’s rooms! Let’s take a look.
1. Long Stripes
Right by the home’s entrance, this accent wall featuring long stripes helps to invite people into the home.
2. Pairing Up
Check out how the accent wall in this bedroom helps to determine the color scheme of the bed itself.
3. Same Thing
The same effect is on display here, but the lighter tone of the accent wall leads to a brighter room.
4. Open Concept
Accent walls can be used to great effect in open-concept homes in order to define different living spaces.
5. Feminine Touch
The pink-and-white striped accent wall of this bedroom adds just the right amount of feminine touch to the design.
6. Brick Love
An exposed brick accent wall like this can be just the thing for adding a natural touch to a contemporary aesthetic.
7. Natural Wood
We love the way in which the natural wood accent wall in this bedroom softens the appeal of the whole space.
8. Bright Orange
Note how the bright orange of this accent wall really gives the eye something to latch onto.
Using the accent wall around the fireplace is something that can really help to define the focal point of your living room.
It just goes without saying that an accent wall can really transform the look of a nursery. This one is gorgeous.
11. Nursery Patterns
Here’s another nursery that uses an gorgeous accent wall that features an incredibly bold pattern.
12. Urban Living
Somehow, the accent wall in this gorgeous but small urban apartment manages to make the space feel larger than life.
13. Patterned Wood
You’ve got to love the way the wood for this bedroom’s accent wall is patterned. It’s totally unique and awe inspiring.
14. Dark Dimensions
Using a dark accent wall in any room is something that can help to add to the sense of dimension.
15. Country Flair
The wood accent wall in this dining area is something that adds a country flair to its more contemporary design choices.
16. The Complete Look
When you do something truly bold with an accent wall, then you absolutely need to go for the complete look within the space.
17. Wood Bricks
Note how the use of wood in a brick-like pattern accentuates the appeal of the fireplace in this living room.
18. Lush Pattern
Note how the paint on this dark accent wall is patterned, something that natural and artificial light can play with.
19. Green Charm
With the natural hardwood floors beneath, the light green accent wall really adds some charm to the space.
20. Outside the Box
When you’re trying to create a unique look in your home, never be afraid to go outside of the box with your accent walls.
21. High Fashion with Chevrons
One pattern that can really make a dramatic impact on the vibe of a space is Chevrons. Check out the effect of these giant green-and-white chevrons here.
22. Contemporary Flair
The thin wooden lines the make up the accent wall behind the television in this family room really contribute to the space’s contemporary flair.
23. A Subtle Feminine Touch
The pink and white stripes of the accent wall behind the bed in this gorgeous bedroom definitely imbue the space with a feminine touch.
24. Going Bolder
Here, the choice that has been made for the main walls of this bedroom is quite bold. The accent wall behind the bed doubles down on that choice and makes the whole space sing as a result.
25. Dining Room Depth
This dining room features an alcove that’s backed by a wooden accent wall. This choice adds a sense of depth to the sense of negative space created by the all-white walls.
26. Raising ‘Em Right
It almost goes without saying that a nursery should feature a child-themed accent wall; you’ve got to love what’s been done here.
27. Defining the Layout
Accent walls do a number of different things when they’re included in the design of a room. Here, for example, you can see how the grey-striped accent wall helps to draw the eye and define the layout of the furniture.
28. In The Bathroom
Accent walls aren’t just perfect for the main living spaces in your home, they also work exceptionally well in bathrooms, too!
29. Everybody Must Get Stoned
The wood accent wall is definitely a popular interior design touch these days, but there’s something to be said for the luxuriousness of a classic stone tile accent wall.
30. Two Materials, Big Returns
This whole living room space is defined by its accent wall, which features a glass-tile section around the TV and built-in fireplace, and a larger austere wooden surface.
31. The Long Built-In
An accent wall doesn’t just need to be a change in color; it can also increase functionality, too! Just check out the beautiful grey built-in cabinets and shelving here.
32. Thinking Holistically
When you do use an accent wall in any living space, think about how choices you make elsewhere can underscore that accent wall and tie it into the space.
33. Subtle Changes
At first glance, you might not even notice the accent wall. When you do, though, you’ll see how it helps to preserve dimension and depth for this small home office space.
34. Darkness and Light
With dark hardwood floors, this contemporarily designed living room uses a light blue accent wall to add visual spark.
35. Anything Is Possible
Accent walls are great and can add something to almost any living space. Think about the possibilities, and see if you can’t find something that will imbue parts of your home with the look you want.