Whether light and bright or dark and dramatic, an accent wall is a great way to have a little fun with color and/or pattern. So if you are looking for some extra pop in your living room, consider an accent wall to liven things up.
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Orange Living Room Accent Wall
A bright orange accent wall is a great way to add a burst of energy to a living room. It is fresh, fun, and full of life. Keep in mind though that because they are so stimulating, electric colors like the orange in this room courtesy of Nest Seekers, are best suited to living areas and not sleeping areas.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Deep Blue Living Room Accent Wall
This stately accent wall, in a room designed by Dettaglio Interior Design, shows how an accent wall in a saturated color can add depth and interest to a traditional space.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Geometric Living Room Accent WallContinue to 4 of 16 below.
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Tone-on-Tone Living Room Accent Wall
People tend to think that an accent wall must be a different color than the others in a room, but as this living room accent wall from Burnham Design demonstrates, a tone-on-tone pattern can be just as impactful. Here the applied molding is painted the same color as the wall and creates a dynamic, textural effect.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Playful Wallpaper Accent WallContinue to 6 of 16 below.
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Minimalist Living Room Accent WallContinue to 7 of 16 below.
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Bright Yellow Living Room Accent WallContinue to 8 of 16 below.
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Horizontal Stripe Living Room Accent Wall
Horizontal stripes are a great way to make a room look wider than it really is. If painting the entire room feels like a bit too much, an accent wall is a great alternative. To keep it from looking too choppy, consider two different shades of the same color, like in this living room from Beth Bourque Design Studio.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Built in Shelving as a Living Room Accent WallContinue to 10 of 16 below.
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Optical Illusion Living Room Accent WallContinue to 11 of 16 below.
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Chalkboard Paint Living Room Accent WallContinue to 12 of 16 below.
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Multicolor Mural Living Room Accent Wall
To add a sense of playful energy to a children's playroom, consider a colorful, geometric mural, like the one in this room designed by Lucy Interior Design. The intensity of color and design would be a lot on a larger wall, but in this little nook, it is just right.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Mirrors on a Living Room Accent Wall
A feature wall doesn't have to stop with the paint color. In this room from Suzann Kletzien, the dark blue accent wall is heightened with an eye-catching grouping of round mirrors. To recreate a look like this, make sure to hang all the items close together and treat them as you would a single unit.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Textured Living Room Accent Wall
Paint and wallpaper are not the only options for accent walls. Treatments such as wood, brick, stone, and tile can add texture, and in some cases, create a three-dimensional effect. The woven design in this accent wall creates a sense of depth and movement that you just cannot get with paint.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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White Living Room Accent Wall
People tend to assume that an accent wall has to be a strong color in order to stand out. But sometimes the opposite is true. In this room courtesy of Pinemar, the main walls are painted dark blue, while the accent wall is white. With everything else in the room being fairly dark, the effect is striking.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Lime Green Living Room Accent Wall
If you are not afraid of having a little fun, consider a living room accent wall color such as lime green. Not for the faint of heart, the color in this room from Think Contemporary takes a little getting used to, but the overall look is fresh, fun, and full of life.