Mosaic wallpaper accent wall in bedroom

Accent Wall Tips and Ideas

If the rooms in your home are screaming for attention, an accent wall may be the perfect answer. Accent walls are taking on a new twist these days as savvy homeowners and renters alike are creating unique ways to jazz up their rooms.

Here are some accent wall tips to help you choose the perfect walls, materials, and even colors to make your rooms pop with interest.

Choosing the right wall

Since every room is different, you’ll want to determine the focal point wall and go with it. Fireplaces, headboards and vaulted ceilings make the decision process easy, but for rooms with little architectural interest, you may want to consider either painting the ceiling along with one wall, or focus on a unique piece of furniture to create an eye-catching backdrop.

Range of materials to choose from for your accent wall

Although paint is still the go-to option for an accent wall, today’s home décor enthusiasts are embracing other materials to make a statement. There are many options on the market today – it’s all about choosing the right material based on the room’s décor and feel. Below, we’ll walk you through some popular accent wall material options.


Yes, wallpaper is back and better than ever. Beautiful textures and bold patterns can create a “wow” factor in more ways than you’ve ever imagined. And with today’s removable options, it’s the perfect choice for renters who are looking to make the space their own without the hassle of removing traditional wallpaper, or for homeowners who don’t want the long-term commitment. Also, there are many wallpapers on the market today that don’t look like wallpaper – they look like paint or a textured wall.

Mosaic tiles

Another great accent wall tip – glass mosaic tiles are the crown jewels when it comes to creating an accent wall. Granite Transformations offers an exquisite palette of mosaic tiles which can add a touch of luxury and elegance to any room in your home.

Metropolis Opal mosaic tile accent wall by Granite Transformations

Granite Transformations Metropolis Opal accent wall


Stone can be one of the best kept secrets for an accent wall. It can bring a touch of the outdoors inside your home and add a rustic elegance to your room. Here, lighting plays a leading role on this stunning stone dining room wall.

Paneling and recycled wood

Paneling and recycled wood are gaining popularity as an interesting and rustic option for accent walls. And with today’s removable reclaimed wood paneling options, you have even more choices for trying something new.


Paint is the easiest and most economical way to create an accent wall and offers virtually endless color selections. It’s also a quick way to switch up the look of a room by adding depth and a splash of color with little effort. Experts suggest choosing colors that inspire you and which bring peace and harmony to your home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Bold and vivid colors work well in small areas, like a powder room. But if the color moves you, then go for the larger wall.

Photo gallery wall

It may sound simplistic, but a cleverly arranged montage of photos can give a room an artsy feel and reveal your personal taste. Whether you use your own personal photos or choose a theme, a photo gallery is a fun and easy way to create a personalized accent wall that can change with the times.

Whether you choose to paint or use another material, creating an accent wall is a great way to add another level of sophistication to your home.

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