Modern apartment living room interior with a purple accent wall and sloping ceiling with skylights above a parquet floor and modern grey lounge suite with wall cabinets and television
Remodeling Tips

Accent Walls For Your Home

Are you remodeling your home? If you are, you should consider adding an accent wall to your home. Accent walls have become very popular and they help set a room apart.

Just What Are They?

If you haven’t heard of an accent wall, don’t be too hard on yourself. Essentially, an accent wall is a wall within a room that is different from its counterparts.

The difference doesn’t necessarily need to be massive; it just needs to be noticeable enough to alter the flow of the room. The goal here is to add depth to a room and add a greater element of visual appeal.

Why Do I Need One?

A great reason to add an accent wall to your home is they add so much to a room, without that much work. You’ll find yourself admiring your living room quite a bit more with an accent wall.

Accent walls help in keeping the rooms in your home from becoming bland or monotonous. White makes a great color choice for most rooms and is often the standard in modern homes. However, this can be bland. Adding a simple accent wall will bring life and dimension to a room that may be lacking.

A great positive is that accent walls can be one of the cheapest home remodels you complete.

Any Ideas?

As was previously mentioned, you don’t have to break the bank when adding an accent wall. Simply painting one wall a different color from the rest is a simple, but effective, option. For white-walled rooms, homeowners often choose a shade of green, blue, or gray for their accent wall.

However, paint is not the only method of styling an accent wall. Wallpaper is another great choice. Like paint, the differing colors will add a lot of substance to the room. Unlike paint, wallpaper comes in a wide variety of designs, with one of them perfect for your home.

Finally, you can add some texture. If the walls in a room are bare and flat, adding something to “pop” off of the accent wall can be very effective. Texturing can be done by adding shelves or even paintings to a wall.

You can even take it a step further by adding different materials to the wall, such as wood or stone. The difference between bare wall and built-up materials can add a lot to a room; this is why stone fireplaces are so appealing.

The style of accent walls vary from person to person, home to home, but they make a great addition anywhere.

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