As a homeowner, your walls are an invaluable tool of expression.  While excessive detail on walls can easily become overwhelming, accent walls help forge some truly electrifying design elements. If incorporated correctly, an accent wall allows you to expertly spotlight a certain living area, timeless piece of artwork, or unique architectural feature.

Additionally, you can use accent walls to help establish more color flow by using the same color in furnishings, decorative pieces and fabrics. Or if you’re stumped when it comes to decorating your child’s room, you can let them pick their favorite color and create their own personal accent wall as a way to incorporate a brighter, bolder color without overwhelming the room.

Below, we’ll look at some great examples of how designers used accent walls to upgrade the style and decor of the following spaces.

This gorgeous dining room features a dramatic use of contrast with a blue-green wall that highlights the spectacular white molding, smooth mahogany and stunning chandelier.

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Design by TMS Architects

A brown accent wall enhances this otherwise neutral room. Adding brown pillows and other accent pieces ties the whole space together while still maintaining a light and airy tone.

The unique, recessed corner of this room makes for an eye-catching, architectural delight with two bright red walls and lofty white windows.

With a slate-gray, patterned wallpaper and bold mirror, this accent wall is a winning feature in this bedroom. The pops of yellow in the pillows and duvet compliment the dark accent wall.

In this charming attic playroom, a blue, triangular accent wall gives the illusion of width and open space while simultaneously fostering a playful and welcoming atmosphere.

A single teal wall adorned with groups of framed photographs adds a sense of sophistication to this child’s room. It opens up the space and makes it feel more organized.

Whether you’re looking to renovate a single room or your entire home, TMS Architects has the expertise you’re looking for. We can help you every step of the way, from creating a functional design for your space to choosing the best colors for the accent walls in your home. Start by downloading our white paper “10 Questions to Ask Your Architect” on the left-hand side of this page, and then contact us to learn more about working with us on your next remodeling or renovation project.