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Dare to be Different with these Accent Wall Ideas

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An accent wall is a great way to create an eye-catching focal point in an otherwise ordinary room, and it doesn’t have to end with paint. In fact, we’ve got some new and exciting ways for you to dare to be different when planning your next design project.

Where to Start

The first step is deciding on the wall you want to highlight. Be sure to choose a space you want to draw a lot of attention to. Architectural features like a fireplace are great opportunities to make a bold statement. Accent walls can also work to define multi-use space such as an open concept living room that doubles as a workspace. By adding an accent wall, you can visually separate the two spaces in a creative and striking way.

Go Green

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Photos courtsey of: Living GreenShoppigment, Hometweaks, Design Sponge  

A living wall is a great way to bring a touch of nature into any room. Not only are these vertical gardens aesthetically captivating, but they also improve air quality and filter out toxins. In order to hang your plants on the wall, you’ll need specialized containers. Our favorite is the Wally One Vertical Planter; it’s affordable, lightweight, and easy to mount. Try to choose a wall with southern exposure as this will provide plenty of sunlight to keep your plants healthy and vibrant. If you aren’t sure which plants will best suit your living wall, check out this helpful guide or speak to a representative at your local garden center.
Looking for more ways to grow your indoor greenery? Check out our guide to household plants here.

Add Intrigue with Wood

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Photos courtsey of: StickwoodLittle Piece of MeDessin Drummond, Happy Modern   

If rustic decor is in your mind, an accent wall of wood comes in endless styles, colors and finishes and is easy to install. The results will add depth and character to a bedroom or family room.

Bring on the Brick

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Photos courtsey of: Loombrand, Penny and the Pearl

In the late 1900s, exposed brick walls became popular as an affordable alternative to repairing or replacing damaged plasterwork. Today, brick walls are a sought-after architectural design aesthetic. But if your home doesn’t have exposed brick, installing it can be a challenge, which is why brick wallpaper is the perfect solution. Not only is it easy to install, but it comes in variety of warm and natural colors creating the perfect look for every space.

Make your Accent Work

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Photos courtesy of: Architechture Art Designs, Apartment Therapy, Boligpluss, Home of Jade Interiors Blog, Dessins Drummond

Chalkboard accent walls are a fun alternative to regular paint and are a great mix of function and design. Use it in the kitchen, as the perfect place to jot down your grocery list, or as a canvas for your child’s budding artistic expression in a playroom.