When it comes to designing an accent wall, the potential combinations of material and colours are endless. Here are some inspired feature-wall ideas to get those creative juices flowing and help you design your own standout space.
Green With Envy
A feature wall is an excellent way to add architectural interest to a basic white living room – make it with diagonal panelling in a bold colour and you’ve got a design showstopper.
A classic wallpaper design demarcates the front-door entry area, showing how an accent wall can be used to highlight a space’s particular purpose, such as an entryway or dining area – especially in an open-concept home.
When it comes to a painted bedroom feature wall, the most common wall to pick is the one behind the headboard. But we suggest flipping the script and opting for the far side wall, especially if door opens to the side of the bed. Equally as important is choosing a top-tier paint that will last for years – BEHR DYNASTY INTERIOR Paint & Primer [LINK TK] is super durable and scuff and mark resistant, keeping your walls looking just as new as the day you painted them.
Tile isn’t usually the top material that comes to mind when scrolling through feature-wall ideas, but maybe it should be. This herringbone tile in an ombre pattern is the standout design element of this chic living room.
Halved, aged-wood logs set vertically as an accent wall behind the soft, upholstered bed give this bedroom immediate cozy-cabin vibes. The navy wall colour and mid-century-modern furnishing keep it from turning kitsch.
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There are two easy ways to make a plain wall feel instantly special – add paneling for texture and add paint for colour. BEHR DYNASTY INTERIOR Paint & Primer [LINK TK] (Behr’s top-tier paint product) is ideal for high-traffic areas, such as entryways – with its advanced stain repellency, soap and water cleans it up in seconds.
On Again Off Again
If you love the look of wallpaper but aren’t quite ready to commit to a single design, you have options. Removable wallpaper strips or even geometric decals (think dots or triangles) can give you the feature wall you want without any of the application hassle.
A successful feature wall can have just as much to do with what you hang on it as which colour you paint it or which material you choose. A grid of framed vintage botanical drawings brings a timeless quality to this space, so think about what type of vibe you want to portray.
This is a very special feature wall. Not only does it have the two accent-wall go-to’s – paneling and paint – but it also has a hidden element: lighting. The gold bedside-table lamps and windows are incorporated into the wall’s design.
A feature wall doesn’t always need a colour change to make it stand out – here, the addition of white wood panels (and a new texture) across the back wall is enough to draw the eye.