Your living room is one of the most heavily trafficked spaces in your home, so it only makes sense that you probably put a lot of thought behind the look and feel of the space. No matter your overall decor style, an accent wall is a great way to mix in colors or patterns into your living room. Not only does an accent wall add depth and allow you to create a focal point, but it can also be an incredibly budget-friendly way to makeover a living room and help it feel finished.
To inspire your next project, here are our favorite accent walls that are perfect for the living room.
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Create a Focal Point
An accent wall is a great way to break up a space, especially in a living room with high ceilings. This wooden accent wall from champagne.chaos is a great idea if your living room lacks a standard fireplace or mantle. Not only does it help frame the TV, but it creates a focal point in the room and adds a lot of visual interest.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Try a Mural
Is there anything happier than this sunny mural from notesofcharm? A simple geometric mural like this one is a great way to fill that awkward space behind your couch. Opt for a simple design or hire a professional to do something even more elaborate, and you won't even have to think about framed artwork.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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A Hunter Green Wall
Hunter green is one of our favorite colors to decorate with, especially in the living room. But because this color is very bold and can feel overbearing in large spaces, an accent wall is a great option. This lovely shiplap hunter green wall from threebirdsrenovations is perfect for large spaces that need a pop of color.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Consider a Geometric Accent Wall
This look from ourperfectingmanor is a unique way to add texture to your living space. We love this geometric look for contemporary homes to elevate the look and give it a modern, unique feel. While this is a DIY, it's definitely a little more advanced than some of the other accent wall ideas on our list.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Play With Your Accent Wall
This accent wall idea from beetreedesignco is loads of fun ... literally. Technically there are two great accent walls in this room, a bold blue one, and a fun tic-tac-toe board game. We love the idea of creating an interactive game as an accent wall as long as it's simple and fairly subtle.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Add in Texture
A great accent wall can be one that adds texture or color to a space, but this idea from mai_happy_home achieves both. If you want to take your accent wall to the next level, consider a DIY project to add a bit of texture to your painted accent wall. A few strips of wood and glue can take your look from "pretty" to "wow."Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Segment Off a Space
Open concept homes are increasingly popular these days, which is why we love accent walls like this one from visualvantage. The right accent wall can help break up a large, open room and create a delineated space for living. We love this natural wood look as an alternative to a traditional painted accent wall.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Match the Rest of Your Decor
One way to avoid an accent wall from feeling out of place is to weave in complementary colors throughout the rest of the room. This lovely living space from wineanddesignme features a light orange hue accent wall that plays well with the similarly toned accents throughout the space.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Decorate With Shiplap
If you want to experiment with an accent wall to add a bit of texture to your space, but don't want to lose the minimalist look and feel, consider an accent wall like this one from the_sumpter_house. This white shiplap wall is the perfect way to break up a large room without adding any extra color.Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Add Built-Ins to Your Accent Wall
Make your accent wall work double duty by creating a wall of built-ins like this one from my.humble.homestead. Built-in bookcases are a great way to add charm to any room, but painting them a bold color opposite the rest of the space adds an even bigger punch to the overall look and feel of the room.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Go for Navy
We love this navy accent wall from loveresideshere. Navy is the perfect accent wall color because it's rich, bold, and pairs beautifully with subtle, neutral colors. Opt for a navy shade to create a tranquil, moody color scheme that still feels traditional.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Try Some Wall Art
This geometric wall art idea from neatly.living is a great DIY to add a contemporary look to your space. Pick complementary colors that play well with the base shades in your room to add instant art to your living room.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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An Accent Wall in the Sunroom
There are two things we love most about this space from chatfieldcourt: the rich black accent wall choice and the large number of windows. A dark accent wall is a great way to break up a wall of windows in a living room and help add a bit of depth in a space with an abundance of natural light.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Natural Wood Accent Wall
This beautiful wood accent wall from smalltownstyleme is a great way to add a Scandinavian look to your living room. Natural wood helps to make a space feel warmer and more welcoming, which can be a great idea in a neutral space that could otherwise feel a bit too sterile.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Add an Arch
A handpainted arch like this one from rachelscopelandis a great idea for eclectic or boho-inspired living spaces. This lovely wall art instantly becomes a focal point in the room and helps to segment off a multi-use space. We love trying a rusty orange or moody gray for this look.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Add Some Speckles
A lovely upgrade from polka dots, this speckled wall from aboutperri is a great way to add an accent wall without a lot of work. Because the dots in this wall are uneven and random, it gives off a casual, homey vibe that is perfect for smaller spaces. Opt for contrasting colors here like black and white or navy and gray.