Accent Wall Decor 101: Beginner’s Guide With Essential Dos and Don’ts

by Pallabi Bose | January 30, 2024 | 4 mins read

Accent wall decor ideas for your home

Here are some tips and ideas to help you select accent wall designs for your home

Accent wall designs are an easy way to infuse life into a dull home. It can be a whole wall or a small corner; a fresh coat of paint, a few shelves with knick-knacks, and some decorative wall hangings are enough to create a focal point. It’s a convenient option to decorate your home without breaking the bank. If you are reading this article, you must be looking for accent wall ideas. So, here are some handy tips for designing a stunning feature or accent wall for your home that’ll surely turn heads.

Do Consider Patterns For Your Living Room Accent Wall

Want to create an accent wall without using a different colour? Easy, consider adding patterns in the same colour as your room’s dominant colour. Take a cue from the living shown in the image below. Just drawing a few lines on the wall, we have created an accent wall without disturbing the whole pristine vibe of the living room. Grey furniture and drapes create the much-needed contrast in this white silhouette.

Pattern wall accents for living room creates dimension
Play with lines and patterns to create dimension

Don’t Shy Away From Industrial Style As Accent Wall Decor

If you are someone who likes the industrial style but doesn’t want to overdo it, create an industrial-style accent wall. You can either create an exposed brick wall or paint a wall with concrete. For instance, the dining room shown in the image below is accentuated by the rustic concrete wall. The panels create beautiful depth. The yellow chest of drawers, the china plates as wall decor, and the abstract accent light further beautifies the space.

Dining room with industrial-style accent wall decor
An industrial-style accent wall in the dining room
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Do Opt For Accent Wall Mirrors

Mirrors are excellent wall decor pieces. They add a lot of depth and brightness and visually double the space. If you want to try something different, test your hand with Moroccan-style mirrors. Simply paint your chosen wall with colours popular in Moroccan interiors. These include bold shades like fuchsia, royal blue or deep purple and soothing neutrals like sand, taupe, beige, and shades of white. To add dimension, hang arched accent wall mirrors in royal blue that resemble windows. And there you have it — an accent wall without breaking the bank.

Accent wall mirrors add a lot of depth and brightness and visually double the space
Go bold with bright colours and mirrors

Do Introduce Wood For Richness And Warmth

When it comes to bedroom accent walls, one of the most popular choices is the wall behind the bed. In the image below, we have picked the same to create an accent wall with dark brown MDF panels. The half-and-half design gives the accent wall a 3D vibe. It also complements the other wooden designs in the bedroom like the veneer-finished side table and wooden arch.

Bedroom features a dark brown MDF accent wall behind the headboard.
Wooden panels add warmth to the bedroom

Don’t Be Afraid Of Using Multiple Colours

For a bold interior, create an accent wall using multiple colours. Take a cue from the living room shown in the image below. We have created two accent walls facing each other. It’s a unique design popular with the brave-hearted.

Compact living room with vibrant accent walls in multiple colors
A quirky accent wall idea for the living room
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Don’t Forget A Vertical Garden And Wallpaper

Add a touch of eco-friendliness with a vertical garden as accent wall decor. Moss is an excellent indoor air-purifier plant. Frame and hang them on the wall. For instance, we have hung two rectangular moss wall art on a green wallpapered accent wall in the living room. It’s perfect for plant parents.

Living room accent wall decorated with a vertical garden
Add greenery with a vertical garden accent wall

There are many ways to design accent walls. For more design inspiration for your home, check out our blog section. If you are unsure about the right accent wall designs for your home, book an appointment with our interior experts.

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Commonly Asked Questions

1. What is an accent wall?

An accent wall is an interior wall whose style and look differ from the other walls in your home. It is used to draw visual attention and create a focal point in the room.

2. What is the 60-30-10 rule?

According to the 60-30-10 rule, a room should consist of 60% of the dominant colour, 30% secondary colour, and 10% accent colour. Therefore, your choice of accent colour should stand out amid the 60% and 30% hues.

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Pallabi Bose

Pallabi Bose is a freelance content writer and comes with six years of experience at various media organisations. She has helped numerous organisations achieve prominence with her distinctive writing. Solo travelling is her oxygen, whereas cooking and home decor are her passions.

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