Generally when we think of an accent wall, we think of painting it a different color from the other walls. While this is the general rule of thumb, let’s explore some other accent wall ideas.
Paint the Ceiling
The ceiling is known as the fifth wall in the interior design world. Painting the ceiling a different color can either recede (advance) or bring closer the appearance of the room. In a tray ceiling, painting the band the same color as the wall makes it the focal point of the room.
Paint an Alcove
Painting out an alcove in a room brings interest to an accent wall. After painting the alcove, add interesting artwork in the space.
Add a Wood Accent
Creating vertical interest with wood on one wall brings attention into an otherwise nondescript room.
Wallpaper a Wall
Wallpaper – often frowned upon – has once again popularity. The ease of peel and stick installation has brought about a resurgence of using wallpaper on an accent wall. It’s also very easy to remove when you choose to do something different. Two vendors with fab prints are WallsNeedLove.comand WallSauce.com/us. Wallpaper is a great accent wall idea.
Check out this classic ceramic textured subway tite from WallsNeedLove.com
Or this fabulous beach scene as a backdrop for your wall accent from Wallsauce.com/us.
Add Wall Panels
Another really cool wall accent may be found on Amazon.com. Based on the area you want to cover, you can buy a prepackaged amount or invent your own. Vant upholstered wall panels rock. They add awesome vertical interest, come in a multitude of fabrics: metallics, velvets, vintage leather, denim.