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Accent Walls in Living Room

Accent Walls in Living Room

Want to make your living room look more interesting? Simply create beautiful, interesting accent walls by utilizing the innovative ideas suggested here. Read on to know how to paint, design, and decorate the walls.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2018
Modern Living Room
As the name suggests, an accent wall is that which is different and more prominent than the other three walls in the room. It is painted or designed in such a way that the moment anybody enters the room, his eyes cannot help but look at it!
Living Room With Antique Fireplace
An accent wall is usually painted in bright colors, and even if it's in your face, it is not considered an interior decorating blunder. In fact, the more it stands out, the better.
Accent Wall Ideas in Living Room
Living Room with Fireplace
An accent wall should be the first thing that one sees upon entering a room. To facilitate this, see to it that it faces the entrance. It looks great if it highlights any focal point in your room. So, if a wall has a large window or a fireplace, you can paint it as an accent.
Modern Living Room with TV
You can also create your own focal point by placing a large piece of furniture, like a sofa or television, in front of it. Remember, there should always be some space between these items and the wall. This makes the room look breathable and inviting.
Painting the Walls
There are a number of creative ways for painting accent walls.
  • For instance, if the room is painted in light pink color, you can paint the wall in a slightly bolder shade of the same color. In this case, it can be a bold, hot pink.
Orange Living Room
  • Choose an altogether different bright shade, such as red, orange, or purple for the wall, while keeping the others painted in toned-down neutral, pastel, or cool colors like light green and light blue.
Elegant Living Room
  • You can create a number of designs with some different colors. Polka dots, stripes, murals, or geometric designs can be chosen. Adding a single large mural or a large geometric shape in the middle of the wall will add a unique dimension to your living room.
  • Also, keep some accessories in the same color as the wall so that it looks a part of your room decor itself. Some throw pillows on your sofa or a rug in the same bright color may do the trick. Choosing the same bright-colored upholstery for the room gives it a very coordinated look to.
Finally, whatever idea you choose for painting the wall, see to it that the contrast and difference between the accentuated wall and the other three completely stands out.
Decorating the Walls
In order to enhance the look of the wall, there are a number of things that you can do.
  • You can add some cabinets and shelves to the wall, and display show pieces in some contrasting color.
Living Room with Bookshelf
  • Shelves look especially good on accent walls which have a television in front of them. This way, even when the television is off, the decor items on the shelves will keep up the visual appeal.
  • To create a greater impact, you can have an area rug of the same color, leading from the entrance to the wall.
  • Putting up some artwork or a large mirror in the middle of the wall, are some other interesting ideas that you can consider.
Creative Ideas
Blue and Orange Living Room
  • Instead of getting the wall painted, you can have a wall of stones or tiles instead.
  • You can create a number of squares with molding and wood strips, and break the view into numerous pieces.
  • For those of you who want to add a bit of drama to their living room accent wall, painting it black, and using light-colored furniture pieces to balance out the effect, is a good idea.  
Accent walls lend an unmatchable aura to any space. A well-painted one can make up for most decorating flaws. So, if you want your living room to be transformed into an amazing, interesting, and inviting place, opt for such a wall to add glamor.