If dozens of bold paint swatches come to mind at the thought of an accent wall, it may be time to expand beyond that idea. Accent walls don’t always have to be paint-related, or be dictated by the most trending pops of color in the world of design at the moment. Any introduction of a new material can give you the opportunity for a focal point in a space. Keep on scrolling to see a few of our tried & true accent materials in action.
Want to add a serious dose of warmth and texture to a space? A stone wall is the way to go. The tactile surface creates the ultimate cozy ambiance. If you’ve got stone on your exterior, bring some inside too and you’ll automatically win design brownie points for cohesion, too!
A more cost-effective and equally stunning alternative to masonry on your wall is woodwork. We’ve all seen how a wall of shiplap can breathe new life into a space – plus the finish can so easily be edited later down the road. We’ve come to learn that, sometimes, less is more with woodwork on an accent wall, too. A crisp design that hearkens back to a farmhouse or old English country home doesn’t require a whole lot of material, but will go a long way as an accent!
MINI ACCENT WALLS
If the idea of planning an accent wall in a major room of your home is a little bit overwhelming, use your smaller spaces to play! It will make your overall home feel all the more personal and thought-out. The backsplash area of a vanity is often the perfect amount of wall space to try a bold shiplap look or go a step further with your backsplash tile choice!
Accent walls are such a simple way to dress up your home. While we all love a great charcoal grey or navy wall color, why not take it a step further and consider an accent material as well? I’m a strong believer in the idea that we can always use a bit more texture in our lives!