May 18, 2022 4 min read
An accent wall is a wall within your interior space that is different from the other walls in the room. Any room in your house can be transformed into an accent room. Usually, these walls are used for aesthetics alone or sometimes to highlight or frame some decorative elements such as a painting. An accent wall can simply just feature a different design regarding colour or material compared to the rest of the walls within a room. A room can be completely wallpapered with just one wall that is painted or a room can be painted with just one wall that has wallpaper. This serves the purpose of breaking up the pattern that has been created by the other walls. Most of the time, paint is the cheapest and easiest way to add a little drama to a room. Painting an accent wall will bring visual interest to a space that might need a bit of spicing up.
When painting an accent wall, look for the focal point within a room, which is a space or wall in a room where your eyes are naturally drawn. Focal points are most likely walls that have architectural details such as built-in bookshelves or a fireplace. Choosing to highlight walls with architectural elements will make the process of creating an accent wall much more effortless.
Almost any room in the house can have an accent wall. In bedrooms, the wall that the headboard is on is the best choice to make your accent wall. You could make use of a collection of paintings you have when looking for items or accessories to feature on your accent wall. Painting the wall you choose to highlight your artwork on will decrease the awkwardness of the wall and room as a whole. In the lounge area of your home, the wall that the TV sits on is a perfect choice of a wall to turn into an accent wall. Long and narrow rooms will do well when short walls at the end are painted. This will make the wall seem closer and less oblong.
60% of the room should be the dominant colour.
30% of the room should be a secondary colour.
10% of the room should be the accent colour.
Accent walls are back this year and are more popular than they have ever been. 2022 is known to be the year of eccentric concepts and what better way to add that to your lifestyle than by starting an accent wall project. You can bring so much more to your space by designing and creating an accent wall. This move may just be the easiest way to make your home more exciting and bring a distinctive touch to it.