Accent walls

Home Builder with West Magnolia Charm

I love an accent wall in a room. It adds character and interest to an otherwise boring space. An accent wall is a fun addition that will take a room to the next level.


The following are a few of my favorite ways to create a spectacular accent wall.



Choosing a different paint color from the rest of the room is the most cost-effective way to create an accent wall. The great thing about a painted accent wall is that it's not permanent, which means you can go as bold as you'd like and once you get bored with it you can change the color. Painting an accent wall can also be completed in no time. 



Adding wallpaper to a wall is a great way to add visual interest and movement to a room.  Nowadays, you can find wallpaper at all price points. There are also peel and stick options that can easily be removed, unlike traditional paster wallpaper. The peel and stick option is great for those who are hesitant about fully committing to something permanent. It gives you peace of mind knowing it can be easily removed.



It seems to me that stenciling is becoming more popular as of lately. I'm seeing it everywhere! I can understand why though, it's a cost-effective way to make a beautiful statement in a space. For this reason, I think it's a great idea to use on an accent wall. Stenciling is also a less expensive alternative to some pricey wallpapers.  



This may be one of my favorite ways to create an accent wall. Shiplap can add character and texture to a room. Real shiplap is expensive however, there is also an affordable alternative, faux shiplap. Faux shiplap is created by using inexpensive plywood and cutting it to look like shiplap boards, nailing the boards to the wall and painting the shiplap the paint color of your choice. Creating a shiplap wall will certainly make a statement in your home.


Creating an accent wall doesn't have to be expensive either. With a little time and effort, you can easily create a beautiful showpiece in your room without spending a fortune.



Comments (4)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I love an accent wall with a deep color of gray in a silver dollar gray room.... Cate Griffing I'll need to do a room in shiplap and paint it.... adding a different texture to the room will be very nice.

Oct 29, 2019 07:36 AM
Cate Griffing

I agree, Barbara. A deep gray as an accent wall looks gorgeous. I have shiplap in a few areas of my home and still want to add more.

Oct 29, 2019 08:05 AM
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions

Hi Cate - I love seeing accent walls and especially those with texture. 

Oct 29, 2019 08:07 AM
Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX
Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions


I love an accent wall, it really makes a room.

Oct 29, 2019 08:11 AM
Cate Griffing

I 100% agree with you  Kriystin. One of my favorite things to do in a room.

Oct 29, 2019 08:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Nov 06, 2019 12:35 PM