There was a time in the 80s when this was THE hot decorating trend going...
But we all know how unpredictable trends can be, right? Some remain hot well beyond their anticipated expiration date, while we are ready for others to fade away.
This one has it's moments and can be successfully used today.
What's THE BEST way to approach the design of an accent wall?
By thinking of it as a huge piece of art.
And you wouldn't want to place anything over a piece of art, would you? No.
So place your large pieces of furniture or decor somewhere else. And don't hang a bunch of framed pictures on top of it either. I'll let you slide with one or two, but a bunch? ... No.
Also, keep in mind that a wall without much interruption will give you the bold impact you're wanting it to have. So try to choose a wall that doesn't have any -- or very few -- architectural features, like windows or doors. This type of canvas usually works best.
Oftentimes, bedrooms provide the perfect conditions for an accent wall, with the wall the headboard rests against being the most ideal location.
It's typically right across from the main entrance to the bedroom, thereby making it the main focal point everyone who enters will see. And because the wall a bed is placed against usually doesn't have any architectural interruptions (doors and windows), you gain more creative freedom to produce the exact look you desire.
It also doesn't hurt that the bed can significantly contribute to the overall look of the accent wall. After all, beds are low, so a beautifully made bed, along with a gorgeous headboard, can add even more appeal to the wall without ever getting in the way of the larger statement the wall is trying to make. As a matter of fact, it can enhance it.
Let’s accent a wall the right way...
With some color, some pattern, and some style!