Creating an Accent Wall That Elevates the Design of the Room

Are you searching for a way to make a room in your house stand out? Look no further than an accent wall. An accent wall is a great way to make a statement and pull together the overall design of your room.

Read on to learn more about adding an accent wall to your space.

What Is an Accent Wall?

An accent wall is an interior wall painted a different colour than the other walls in the room. The accent wall can range anywhere from a subtle shade change to a dramatic statement full of texture and colour.

How to Choose the Best Accent Wall

The first step to creating an accent wall is to decide which wall will work best with your room design. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when choosing an accent wall.

What Is the Focal Point of the Room?

The first thing to consider when choosing an accent wall is the focal point of the room. Is there a place where your eyes are naturally drawn to? Many features, such as a large bookshelf or a fireplace, immediately capture your attention.

What Is the Function of the Room?

What are you going to be doing in this room? If you want an accent wall in the kitchen, then you may choose to put it behind the table, as you will spend your time eating there. In a living room, you may want to put it behind the couch, where you will spend most of your time sitting.

What Are the Dimensions of the Room?

The size of the room itself can help to determine which area is best for an accent wall. Many people choose the shortest wall to help balance out an oddly-shaped room. If all walls are the same, then it goes back to the focal point and function.

Accent Wall Ideas

There are many things to consider when it comes to creating an accent wall. Here are a few of the most common accent wall ideas.

Simple Painted Wall

The easiest way to create an accent wall is to simply paint one wall in the room a different colour. Find paint colours that complement each other as well as the interior design of your room.

For a subtle look, choose different shades of the same colour. For something a bit more dramatic, you can find a paint colour that stands out, yet still goes with the other colours on your wall.

Get Creative With Textures

If you want to do a little more than a simple colour change, then you should consider adding some texture to your wall. We offer many decorative paints such as Microcem, Decor, Linol Art, and Ferro. We also have special effects paints that imitate marble, leather, pearl, and hammertone that can make your wall stand out. 

Consider Wood Panels

Wood accent panels are quickly growing in popularity. Wood panelling can give your space dimension while also giving it a beautiful rustic look. Just make sure to apply a wood lacquer or stain to protect your panelling.

Get Started With Your Accent Wall Today

Now that you have all of the information you need, get started planning your accent wall project today. The options are endless when it comes to decorating your space.

If you need help creating your accent wall, then feel free to contact us for more information about our products and services.