If you've always wanted to incorporate an accent wall into your home, why not go ahead and work one into the bedroom? Whether you're looking to take on a paint project, pick out a fun style of wallpaper, or get creative with wall molding, accent walls are an excellent way to jazz up your sleep space. Take a look at 25 of our favorite bedroom accent walls below—they're perfect for kids' and adults' rooms alike!
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Add a Wall Shelf
For a fun two-toned look, paint half of the wall behind your bed and then install a wooden shelf where one color stops. You can use this area to display photos, books, plants, and more, all while adding plenty of visual interest to your space.
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Paint a Mural
Murals are easy to create on your own, whether you grab a stencil or just create a freehand design. Additionally, if you're planning on forgoing a headboard, painting a mural can make the area behind your bed appear more stimulating.
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Showcase a Favorite Color
Pick a favorite color that's always been calling your name and finally go bold! If you couldn't imagine coating all four walls of your bedroom with a particular hue but are still craving a pop of color, an accent wall is definitely the way to go.
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Make a Wallpaper Project More Manageable
Whether you're looking to cut wallpaper costs, have some leftovers from a prior project, or just want to add some pattern to one area of your bedroom, go for it! Here, a soothing blue and white print evokes a calm, coastal flair.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Don't Forget the Art
Once you paint an accent wall in the color of your choosing, jazz it up a bit to ensure it really shines. Hang a gallery wall or display a favorite pennant, sign, or grouping of frames to showcase your personality.
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Play Off Your Headboard
Get playful and install patterned wallpaper in a color that corresponds with your headboard to make your sleep space appear a little more elevated and luxe.
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Incorporate Wood Paneling
Many people opt to get creative with wooden paneling when creating an accent wall. This is an excellent way to add some character to any style of home.
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Paint a Less Obvious Wall
Note that your bedroom accent wall doesn't have to be located behind your headboard. A wall like this one is easy to admire while laying in bed!Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Take Advantage of Amazing Arches
An arched wall is a perfect opportunity to get playful and design a colorful accent wall. This block print pattern is on trend and is full of energy.
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Add a Bit of Texture
If your style is a bit more subdued, you can keep your accent wall nice and neutral in color. Here, a textured wallpaper adds some extra oomph to this simple bedroom.
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Set the Scene With a Mural
Removable wall murals come in all shapes, colors, and sizes and can be renter-friendly, too—or if you're feeling crafty, you can paint your own. This gray, mountain-themed mural nicely complements the oversized headboard in this space.
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Deep green is a go-to choice for those who appreciate earthy tones and are looking to make their bedrooms as cozy as possible. BRB, disappearing under the covers for a mid-day nap!Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Pick a Loud Color
If you choose to install shiplap behind your bed, don't be afraid to paint it a funky color. Bright blue will have you feeling energized and ready to start each day.
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Or Opt for Something More Soothing
Here, wood pieces were used to create a mod, geometric pattern behind the bed. This soft blue-green hue is ultra relaxing and will make winding down each evening a total breeze.
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Mix Up Those Neutrals
Say yay to gray! Grays and whites are popular hues for the bedroom, and a gray accent wall like this one can really warm up a space and add dimension.
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Paint a Recessed Wall
If your bed is positioned against a recessed wall, why not embrace this architectural feature with some paint? A deep blue always looks lovely paired with wood tones.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Spruce Up the Nursery
Many nurseries feature accent walls; they give your little one something to admire and add a touch of whimsy to the room. In children's rooms, wallpapers featuring animals or nature motifs are always a popular choice.
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Add Instant Sophistication
This tan wallpapered accent wall draws attention to this bedroom's curved ceilings and adds a layer of sophistication to this welcoming space.
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Mix and Match Like a Pro
Can't decide on just one pattern for your sleep space? Go on and mix and match a few! Here, animal print and two different types of florals result in a collected, eclectic-looking space.
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Add Some Contrast
If one of your bedroom walls primarily consists of windows, why not add some contrast by painting another wall in a deep black or navy blue? A room like this one will still receive plenty of light and certainly will not feel cave-like thanks to the abundance of light streaming in.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Don't Forget About Color
Here's another instance where a deeply hued accent wall shines in a bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. Just because a space is modern doesn't mean it needs to be devoid of color!
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Head to the Hardware Store
A paneled wall shines in this primary bedroom and can be DIYed with materials from the hardware store if you choose.
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Wake Up to a Winning Wall
Maybe you'd rather gaze at your accent wall while sitting in bed, in which case it makes sense to position it across the room. It'll be the first thing you see every morning when you wake up!
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Try This Monochrome Look
This black accent wall closely matches the nightstands on either side of the bed, resulting in a sleek, contemporary look. Keeping accessories and art to a minimum will allow your accent wall to do all the talking.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Tie a Space Together
No matter what type of wallpaper print you choose, you can subtly work it into your space in other ways to tie the room together. Art hanging next to the bed mirrors the pattern on the walls without being too obvious.