Wood accent walls can elevate a room, whether your style is eclectic or minimal, boho or modern. Maybe you'd prefer to paint the wood accent wall for a textured and tasteful feature, or pair it with a piece of art or furniture to really make a statement. Whatever design preferences pique your interest, a wood accent wall is sure to enhance the look.
Here are 30 stunning accent wood wall ideas for any home, any room, and any style.
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Create a Dual Accent Wall and Room Divider
A room divider is a simple, and stylish, way to create a versatile space. Use wood paneling to design a room divider that adds to your room both practically and aesthetically.Continue to 2 of 30 below.
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Hang Wood Blinds for Visual Interest
If your home features a wall of windows, add some visual appeal with modern wood blinds. This can create the impression of an accent wall, without hiding the beauty of your windows.Continue to 3 of 30 below.
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Use Wood to Add Texture
Install wood paneling before you paint to add a little texture to your walls. In the kitchen above, this idea adds subtle visual interest and pairs beautifully with the adjacent intricate wallpaper.Continue to 4 of 30 below.
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Use Wood Panels as a Backdrop
Wood accent walls can be an eye-catching feature all on their own, but they can also act as a backdrop. This design uses wood to create an artistic element on an otherwise bland TV wall.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Install Stained Shiplap Instead of Wallpaper
Wallpaper is a popular addition to any stylish powder bath, but wood is a gorgeous alternative. Keep the natural color of your shiplap or stain it for a fun and finished look.Continue to 6 of 30 below.
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Match the Wood on Your Ceiling and Walls
If you like the wood accent wall concept, but don't want an especially loud statement wall, use wood to add a hint of texture to your walls, then pull the look up and across your ceiling.Continue to 7 of 30 below.
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Create a Geometric Wood Accent Wall
A wood accent wall can be customized in a variety of ways. One option for lovers of modern, minimal design is to use wood to create your own unique geometric backdrop. The clawfoot tub in this bathroom really pops.Continue to 8 of 30 below.
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Use Wood Panels as a Headboard
Wood paneling can be a statement piece all on it's own, or it can enhance another feature in your room. This petite bedroom has a luxurious feel with a natural wood accent wall acting as a frame for the bed.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Use Flooring as a Wall Feature
Should flooring be limited to floors? In the world of clever, innovative interior design, it isn't. When it comes to wood accent walls, feel free to think outside the box.Continue to 10 of 30 below.
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Consider a Combo Wood Accent Wall and Shelf
Wood accent walls are gorgeous, of course, but they can also have a practical purpose. This design features a slender shelf that spans the whole length of the wall. Use narrow wooden slats or even dowels to recreate this exquisite look.Continue to 11 of 30 below.
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Try Wood Paneling as a Kitchen Backsplash
If you love a butcher block countertop, consider extending your kitchen countertops up the wall for a natural backsplash. For a functional addition, finish off the design with a shelf on top.Continue to 12 of 30 below.
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Install Wood Slats as a Floor-to-Ceiling Headboard
Custom slender wood paneling is a great way to add a simple, but stylish feature in your home. The addition of paneling to this wall gives this modern bedroom an almost palatial feel.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Create Your Own Art with Wood
Some people prefer abstract art, others like a gallery wall. With wood, you can create a custom statement piece that matches your unique design taste.Continue to 14 of 30 below.
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Match Your Wood Accent Wall to the Furniture
An easy way to create a wood accent wall that blends seamlessly with your furniture is by simply matching the stain. This stunning sofa pairs perfectly with the wall paneling for a cohesive living room design.Continue to 15 of 30 below.
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Bring the Outdoors In
Since wood is a natural material, it's a great way to create an indoor/outdoor feel in your home. Design a wood accent wall near some large windows to draw the outdoors in.Continue to 16 of 30 below.
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Paint Your Wood Accent Wall Black
If the ideas mentioned so far feel a little tame to you, then elevate your design with a bold, black accent wall. Contrast with neutral tones to make everything pop.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Create a Board and Batten Half Wall
Board and batten is particularly trendy for exterior siding, but you can also use it to create an accent wall indoors. Extend this decorative paneling halfway up the wall or up to the ceiling.Continue to 18 of 30 below.
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Pair Wood Paneling With White Cabinetry
One reason wood accent walls are so appealing is because they create contrast against traditional white paint. This classy kitchen displays that contrast beautifully with white cabinetry and stained wood paneling.Continue to 19 of 30 below.
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Pair Your Wood Paneling With a Bold Wallpaper
Many wood accent walls feature a solid color, but those who want something a little more dramatic should consider wallpaper too. In this design, the combination of wallpaper and wainscoting is especially attractive.Continue to 20 of 30 below.
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Use Wood to Make Your Built-ins Pop
If you have built-ins in your home, use wood paneling to make the contents of your shelves stand out. This is another great way to create contrast in your design.
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Go Traditional With Picture Frame Molding
For those who prefer traditional over modern interior design, picture frame molding is an easy and affordable way to create an elegant look in your home. This type of accent wall is especially fitting in a dining room or living room.Continue to 22 of 30 below.
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Use a Custom Wood Slab as a Your Statement Piece
Create a one-of-a-kind wood accent wall with a custom, live-edge slab. This particular piece serves as a headboard, while also carrying midcentury nightstands and globe sconces.Continue to 23 of 30 below.
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Make Art Stand Out
We mentioned picture frame molding for those interested in a less modern style, but this decorative paneling also pairs well with art. In this at-home theater, the movie posters get an added flair with picture frame molding.Continue to 24 of 30 below.
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Install Wainscoting for a Stylish Touch
Wainscoting has become especially popular in recent years, and it's easy to see why. This wood accent wall option can give any room a pop of color without overwhelming the space.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Create Custom Built-Ins
One reason why wood accent walls are so popular is that they can be both decorative and practical. For instance, this wall of wooden built-ins adds both storage space and visual appeal to this modern living room.Continue to 26 of 30 below.
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Use Painted Tiles
When it comes to wood accent walls, you can customize the design to be as simple or spectacular as you like. In this entryway, the simple wall tiles provide a subtle complement to the credenza, creating a cohesive yet understated look.Continue to 27 of 30 below.
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Create a Wood Gallery Wall
Gallery walls and wood accent walls can look dated if done poorly, but this stunning wood statement piece uses inspiration from both to create a custom, eye-catching display.Continue to 28 of 30 below.
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Design a Dual Closet and Wood Accent Wall
Closet doors provide another great opportunity to create a wood accent wall that doubles as storage space. This particular design is especially striking, paired with a bold wallpaper and velvet headboard.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Construct Your Own Accent Wall With Wood
For those who'd like to create clear zones in their home versus a more open layout, wood can help. This delicate wood accent wall, for instance, doubles as a room divider and a statement piece.Continue to 30 of 30 below.
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Pair Your Wood Accent Wall With Stained Glass
Wood pairs well with pops of color, so why not create a vibrant accent wall with both? This half wall features a stunning combo of dark, rich wood framing and stained glass panels.