A beautiful living room is something that can completely make a home. However, we’re sometimes stuck with boring spaces in which to create these beautiful living rooms. Just because the space may be a bit boring, though, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to add some excitement. One of the best things that you can do to reinvigorate a tired living room design (or to create an exceptional one from scratch) is to include a bold accent wall.
Accent walls have a way of transforming our sense of space. When used appropriately, they can help to guide the eye toward design elements that we want to be highlighted. In addition, you can also use an accent wall to add a sense of dimension to a room, something that’s particularly useful in larger living room spaces.
To show you how effective accent walls can be for living room designs, we’ve collected the following 24 examples. In each, you’ll see different ways of including an accent wall, and you’ll therefore get plenty of inspiration for including one in your own living room’s design. Let’s check these examples out!
1. One To Another
One reason an accent wall can work great in a living room is that it can tie to separate living spaces together, as this one does between the living room and the kitchen beyond.
2. Behind The Built-In
If you don’t want to go full accent wall, you could do something like this, with a different paint color behind your built-in shelves.
The darker brown wall encompassing the fireplace adds a sense of dimension to this living room design.
Instead of going with a solid color for your living room’s accent wall, you can do something like this, which has a pattern to it.
Although an accent wall will typically be behind the television or the fireplace, you can do something like this, which features a charming piece of artwork.
6. Beyond Solid
Especially when you match with décor, an accent wall with stripes or another pattern can work wonders for a living room space.
The leaf pattern that’s been used on this living room’s white accent wall adds some natural charm to the atmosphere.
8. Just A Touch
The green that’s been used on the wall surrounding the fireplace adds a sense of brightness to this wonderful living room design.
9. Black and White
The contemporary monochromatic color scheme of this living room is completed by the black accent wall behind the media center.
10. Adding Spark
Of course, if you’re going for a monochromatic color scheme, you can add some spark by including a bright accent wall like this living room design does.
11. Change The Space
A brighter accent wall, like the orange one in this living room, can change the complexion of the natural light in the space.
If you’re looking to add a level of sophistication to your living room, a stone accent wall can accomplish that.
13. Lean Back
A relaxing vibe can be created in your living room if you include a dark accent wall behind the couch.
14. Open Concept
One way that you can separate your living room within an open concept space is to use an accent wall, as this example does quite well.
Another reason that accent walls can work well in a living room is that they can help to accentuate the verticality of the space.
16. Identifying Space
Notice how the dark accent wall with branch décor adds a sense of dimension to this open-concept living room space.
If you want an accent wall that’s more understated, you can continue the main color onto it by using it as stripes.
Accent walls will naturally draw the eye, which makes them an excellent spot to hang photographs and art. This beautiful image came from Savvy Interiors. Check them out here.
19. Larger Space
Note how the brown accent wall in this open-concept living room helps to define the space and orient the viewer.
The way that the accent wall in this living room has been tied to the floating wall in the center of the space is subtle and beneficial.
21. Buying Trust
The bold red on the walls of this living room is difficult to pull off. But, the white accent wall balances the room out perfectly!
22. Other Materials
Rather than paint or stone, you can use other materials to create accent walls. Check out the reclaimed wood in this gorgeous living room!
23. Set Back
You’ve got to love the set-back accent wall in this living room design, which creates a relaxing, cooler environment around the couch.
24. Just Do It
Accent walls are the perfect thing for breathing life into a tired living room design. If you’re disappointed with your living room, then consider making the change!