Want to update the look of your living room, bathroom, bedroom, or another room in your home, but don't want to spend endless amounts of money and time? An accent wall is a great way to do so! An accent wall is a wall you paint a different shade than the rest in the room, add wallpaper, or board and batten, to add visual contrast. This will take whichever room you choose to create it in, designer worthy! Scroll on to see which rooms are perfect for adding an accent wall to!
In Your Entryway to Greet Guests
This stunning entryway to our St. George model home not only features two chandeliers for a WOW factor, but includes an accent wall with board and batten in a muted green paint color to accentuate the length of the entry! An entryway is a great space to add an accent wall of your choice to, as it will greet anyone who enters with its stylish appeal! If you worry about going too bold, find furniture pieces that can be placed next to the wall, like this entryway table with decor, plants, and picture.
At Your Stairwell For Added Interest
This image is one of our most popular pins on Pinterest due to its trendy and upscale appearance. A geometric designed accent wall is sure to add depth and interest to an otherwise blank wall, even if it's in a similar shade to the other walls. To showcase the wall, hang a chandelier like this one! You may not think of featuring an accent wall to a stairwell, but it can definitely increase the look of your home with its intriguing appearance.
In Your Living Room Near the Fireplace
Create a bold statement to your living space by showcasing your accent wall on the same wall as your fireplace. Keep it in a neutral shade though, as you don't want it to distract from the rest of the room. We adore our Greystone model home board and batten wall behind the modern fireplace.
In Your Flex Room Turned Into an Office Space or Room of Choice
The room right off the entrance can display an accent wall as a focal point of interest, whether you decide to make it an office space, living room, or dining space. If you're looking for a more subtle accent wall, but want a board and batten one, use lines to create a smooth and simplistic feel to the room. Feature a mirror to give off the illusion of a larger space or display a few bookcases on both sides for storage space.
In Your Loft Space
A loft space is another multi-functional room perfect for an accent wall of your choice as this room tends to be open for the most creativity to inspire those who use this room as an artistic space or lounge room. Choose whether you're wanting to have it be more striking in color or neutral based on whether you want it to look eclectic or more classic. A fun, yet small pattern on wallpaper can add visual interest without being too loud in print. Wallpaper is also easy to apply and remove to update whenever you get bored of the old and want in with the new.
In Your Owner's Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, or Kid's Bedroom
As you can see, we love a good accent wall to a bedroom. We feature many different styles and colors of accent walls in our model homes to showcase what you can do to create your dream home. You can go with a classic geometric designed board and batten wall or eye-catching wallpaper as an accent wall to set your bed frame up against, depending on your own preferred style. Make sure to complement the accent wall by using furniture or decor that matches or coordinates well. For example, the subtle and natural tones of the first master bedroom photo pair beautifully with the muted green wall due to its overall relaxing feel.
To Your Owner's Bathroom or Powder Room
An owner's bathroom or powder bathroom can definitely use an accent wall to update the room and keep it from looking dull. If you want to experiment with color, try it in your powder bath instead of your master bathroom. Either way, paint is relatively inexpensive and easy to redo if you don't end up liking the outcome. A clean and simple shiplap wall has been in style for quite some time now and doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon. We think the shiplap wall to our Sumac model home looks stunning next to white countertops and cabinets.