Accent Wall Ideas to Make Your Decor Pop
Choose from a variety of accent wall ideas to create an elegant or bold touch to your home. Whether you choose a wall in your living area, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, accent walls allow you to personalize your space.
Dallas-Forth Worth homeowners are choosing a variety of accent wall ideas to create an elegant or bold touch to their homes. Accent walls allow you to be creative and personalize your home’s interior, whether you opt for a wall in your living area, kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. Start by picking something that you like in your home — a pillow or artwork — and find a pattern or color that reflects it.
Experiment with Patterns and Textures
Wallpaper accent walls are popular options for Metroplex homeowners. Go for patterns in cool mid-century geometrics for a contemporary look or an updated damask design to accent traditional decor. If you, like many DFW homeowners, have decided to decorate your home with rustic chic designs, one of the accent wall ideas you might want to look into is weathered wood planks.
Go for vintage style with a modern twist on Mad Men–inspired prints in citrus colors and patterns such as links, chevrons, and more. You’ll find these accent walls in DFW kitchens, bathrooms, and master bedrooms. Tangerine, lime, and turquoise are popular colors both in wallpaper and in paint hues.
Balancing Colors and Neutrals
Contemporary design looks great with spots of color, but use too much, and your home will start to resemble a circus. Pairing bright colors with neutrals — like tans, soft beiges, and taupes — in your accent wall ideas can create visual interest without being too overwhelming. Many designers achieve this look simply by using a darker shade of the paint in the rest of the room. If you like impact with some subtlety, that may be the look for you.
The neutral-colored upholstered headboard that’s so popular in today’s master bedrooms begs for a bright, bold wall behind it, and many Dallas-area homeowners are incorporating that into their decor. Other popular accent wall colors include slate gray and other darker, bold neutrals.
Remember that darker colors can make rooms look smaller, so only choose a dark color as an accent wall in a larger room in your home. Dark colors are probably not a good choice for a small bathroom, for example, because it will make the room feel even smaller.
Something for the Kids
Accent walls can be perfect for children’s bedrooms, too. Paint retailer Benjamin Moore has a lot of accent wall ideas, and one of their tips is to let kids choose one paint color for a wall in their room. Choose a neutral paint that coordinates with the accent color. You can pick up on the accent color in the room’s bedding and artwork.
Accent walls are an easy way to personalize your decor and add visual interest to your home.
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