4 Accent Wall Ideas to Brighten Up Your Room

4 Accent Wall Ideas to Brighten Up Your Room

If you’re looking for ways to brighten up a room in your home without completely redecorating it, an accent or feature wall is an excellent option. Not only are accent walls easy to create, but they can also add a pinch of personality to part of a room without overwhelming the rest of it.

These days, accent walls are so much more than a simple coat of paint. You can play around with various textures, materials, and patterns to match your unique personal style. Below, find four of our favourite accent wall ideas to bring life into any room in your home.



When you think about accent walls, your mind probably goes straight to a single painted wall — and for good reason. It’s one of the simplest ways to spice up a room, especially if you’re short on money or time.

There are many ways to design a painted accent wall. You can choose a single colour for your wall, or you can use several different shades for a patterned effect. If you’re open to spend a bit more, you can even commission a mural for a true one-of-a-kind look.



Wallpaper has made a huge comeback, with tons of contemporary prints and styles to choose from. It’s a fantastic choice for a feature wall, enhancing your space with vibrant patterns and colours. If you’re a renter, you can opt for temporary wallpaper that’s easy to apply and remove.

To install wallpaper, you’ll first need to measure your wall. Once you have the dimensions, you can start shopping (online or from a local supplier) and put it up within a day or so. Alternatively, you can work with an interior designer or professional wallpaper installer to organise the


Gallery wall

Creating a gallery wall is another excellent way to highlight a particular wall in your home. With a gallery wall, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and match framed artwork and prints, including paintings, drawings, posters, and anything else you’d like to showcase.

Unlike paint or wallpaper, gallery walls don’t require you to modify the look of the wall itself. To create one, all you need are a few pieces of artwork, a hammer, and nails. You can stick to a theme (for example, certain colours or types of art) or opt for a variety of pieces for a more eclectic look.



If you’re the DIY type, you can create a wood-panelled wall (also called a shaker panel wall) to add dimension to your room. Wood panelling can be cut and arranged in many different ways, including vertically, diagonally, or in a criss-cross or zig-zag pattern. No matter which style you choose, your panelled accent wall will definitely stand out.

You’ll need a few tools to build a panelled accent wall, including a saw and a nailer. In terms of materials, you’ll need wood, sandpaper, caulk, paint, and a few other items.


At Pabs, our property stylists help homeowners bring out the best in their homes before putting them on the market. If you’re selling your home soon, call us today on 1300 926 512 to learn more about our home staging and property styling services.

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