12 Best Accent Wall Ideas

Add Some Character to your Space!


MacFarland Painting | 11.12.23

Framed mural in dining room
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Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming and wishing your walls had a bit more personality? If you’re tired of the same old blank walls and craving for an easy way to jazz up your living space, accent walls are here to save the day! These cool focal points can turn a plain room into something special without a major makeover. We’ve made the hard part easy, and rounded up 12 of the best accent wall ideas to inspire you and help you create a home that feels uniquely yours.

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Checkerboard Board and Batten Accent Wall

Kicking things off with classic charm – checkerboard (or grid) pattern. This accent wall design brings a timeless yet modern vibe, effortlessly transforming your space into a stylish haven. And the best part, you can paint it whatever color you want!

blue checkerboard accent wall
checkerboard board & batten accent wall ideas

Two-Tone Accent Wall

Keep it effortlessly chic with a two-tone wall. Pick two colors that vibe together, and voila – your room gets an instant makeover. Whether it’s your bedroom, living room, or the work-from-home spot, this idea brings a fresh and easy update to your space. Add wainscotting halfway up the wall, split the wall in half, or use two colors to spruce up some wood trim – the options are endless with this design idea.

two-tone accent wall ideas using wainscotting
two-tone geometric accent wall design ideas
Two tone accent wall design ideas

Mural or Framed Mural

Take your room to the next level with a handcrafted mural. It’s like having a personal art exhibit in your home, adding a touch of sophistication and personal style without the need for major renovations! Leave it on its own, or frame it in with some detailed trim.

Framed mural in dining room
mural in dining room<br />

Wood Paneling Accent Wall

If you’re all about those cozy farmhouse vibes, consider adding a wood panel wall to your living space. Choose the type that suits your taste – be it rustic, modern, or a fusion of styles. Your room will instantly feel warm and inviting. (We like this wall best in room with a fireplace!)

Manomin Resawn Timbers wood paneling accent wall ideas

Statement Color 

Ready for a burst of color? Select a bold hue that resonates with your personality. It’s a quick and vibrant way to give your room a facelift, creating an energetic and lively atmosphere.

olive green accent wall
burnt orange accent wall in dining room

Go Abstract

Unleash your creative side with an abstract accent wall. Throw some shapes and colors onto your canvas, turning your wall into a unique piece of art. It’s like expressing yourself without uttering a word.

Abstract accent wall designs

Vertical Lines Accent Wall

Make your room look sleeker and taller with this accent wall idea. Another board and batten favorite, this idea adds a touch of sophistication without the need for an interior design degree! 

board and batten accent wall design ideas
board and batten accent wall design ideas

Interactive & Functional Accent Wall

Chalkboard Wall or Whiteboard Wall

Enough of the stickey notes! Embrace playfulness with a chalkboard wall. It’s not just cool; it’s your personal canvas for the grocery list, doodles, and showcasing your artistic side. Your room transforms into an interactive space where creativity knows no bounds.

chalkboard wall
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Geometric Design Accent Wall

Infuse a modern vibe with geometric shapes. Hexagons, chevrons – let your imagination run wild. This design choice adds depth and visual interest, turning your space into a contemporary masterpiece.

geometric accent wall design ideas

Shiplap Accent Wall

Experience that warm, cozy feeling with shiplap. Whether it’s in your bedroom, living room, or even the bathroom, shiplap adds a touch of rustic elegance, making your accent wall the focal point of the room.

Shiplap Accent Wall
Shiplap accent wall design ideas

Color Block Wall

Make a bold statement by dividing your wall into distinct color blocks. Mix and match to give your room a fresh and trendy look. It’s an easy way to modernize your space without breaking a sweat.

color block accent wall ideas
color blocking accent wall ideas
color block rainbow accent walls<br />

Herringbone Accent Wall

Elevate your wall game with the timeless herringbone pattern. Whether achieved through paint, wallpaper, or tiles, this design adds a touch of sophistication and refinement, making your space feel like a luxurious retreat.

herringbone accent wall design idea

Ready for a home glow-up? Dive into these 12 accent wall design ideas and find the one that resonates with your style. Let the fun begin – transform your space, one wall at a time! And don’t forget, when you are ready to begin the project give us a call at (734) 564-6664