Accentuate Your Space: A Guide to Mastering Accent Walls in Every Room

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Are you tired of your home feeling bland and uninspired? Do you want to inject some personality and flair into your living space? Look no further than the mighty accent wall! In this guide, we’ll explore how to wield the power of accent walls to transform any room from mundane to magnificent. So grab your paintbrush and let’s get started on accentuating your space!

What Exactly is an Accent Wall?

Think of an accent wall as the pièce de résistance of interior design – it’s a wall that stands out from the rest, commanding attention and adding visual interest to a room. Whether painted in a bold hue, adorned with eye-catching wallpaper, or adorned with striking artwork, an accent wall serves as the focal point that ties the entire space together.

Choosing the Perfect Location

Before diving headfirst into your accent wall endeavor, take a moment to strategize. Consider the layout of the room and identify a wall that naturally draws the eye. This could be the wall behind your bed in the bedroom, the one facing the entryway in the living room, or even the wall behind the stove in the kitchen. Remember, the goal is to create a visual anchor that enhances the overall aesthetic of the room.  A lot of times I like to see symmetry with accent walls, but there are really no rules.  If you have some cool architecture or shaped walls, give them some color to make them pop!

Painting: Go Bold or Go Home

One of the simplest ways to create an accent wall is with a fresh coat of paint. But why settle for beige when you can go bold? Channel your inner Picasso and opt for vibrant shades like Benjamin Moore’s “Gentleman’s Gray”, “Raspberry Truffle”, or “Calypso Blue”. Not sure where to start? Take a cue from pop culture icons like the iconic blue of the TARDIS from Doctor Who or the fiery red of Iron Man’s suit. Embrace your inner superhero or time traveler and let your accent wall reflect your larger-than-life personality.

Wallpaper: Pattern Play

If paint isn’t your thing, fear not – wallpaper to the rescue! From geometric patterns to floral motifs, the possibilities are endless when it comes to wallpapering your accent wall. Draw inspiration from your favorite TV shows or movies – perhaps a whimsical floral print a la Bridgerton or a sleek geometric design reminiscent of The Matrix. Let your accent wall transport you to another world, one where style knows no bounds.

Artwork: Gallery Glamour

For the art aficionados among us, why not turn your accent wall into a gallery-worthy masterpiece? Hang a curated collection of paintings, photographs, or even tapestries to add depth and dimension to your space. Channel your inner museum curator and arrange your artwork in a visually pleasing composition. And don’t be afraid to mix and match styles – eclectic is the name of the game when it comes to accent walls!

Bringing it All Together

Now that you’ve mastered the art of accent walls, it’s time to bring your vision to life. Whether you opt for paint, wallpaper, or artwork, remember to infuse your personality into every brushstroke and design choice. After all, your home should be a reflection of who you are – bold, vibrant, and utterly unique.

So go ahead, unleash your creativity and let your accent walls do the talking. With a little imagination and a touch of humor, you can transform any room into a space that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Happy decorating!


 If you want help with this or any other painting needs for your home, please reach out to Walls by Design and we can help you turn that idea into reality.



If you are considering a kitchen makeover, we at Walls by Design would love to help you.  The first step is to get an estimate for the cabinets. You can either schedule an in-person estimate, or you can use our virtual cabinet painting form on our website.  Either way, you will get to chat with one of our estimators about your project and can be a wealth of information for you, whether you hire WBD or not.  For more information about our painting process, you can visit us on our website at

Who are Walls by Design?

When it comes to transforming your kitchen cabinets into stunning focal points, Walls by Design stands out as the premier choice in Denver, Colorado. With their exceptional craftsmanship and eye for detail, Walls by Design has earned a reputation for being the best company to offer painting services for kitchen cabinets. 

Their team of skilled professionals combines expertise with creativity to deliver flawless finishes that breathe new life into any kitchen space. From meticulously preparing the surfaces to utilizing top-quality paints and techniques, Walls by Design ensures that each cabinet is treated with the utmost care and attention. Whether you desire a modern, sleek look or a timeless, classic aesthetic, Walls by Design will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, resulting in a kitchen that exudes beauty and elegance.

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