Definition: What is an accent wall?
An accent wall is a wall with a different colour, design, shade or material than the walls around it. An accent wall can be an interior or exterior wall.
Do identify the focal point of the room. If you already have a focal point in the room, rather accentuate that as the point of interest instead of creating confusion by having two points of interest. But what if there is no natural focal point? Well, then you can create your own. Tip: use a unique piece of furniture or a sentimental painting as the focal point of the room.
Don’t be scared to go a few shades darker than the rest of the walls or to use a bold or unique colour. Many people think that they are limited to a different shade of the same colour. But if you want to use a more eye-catching colour, simply identify different pieces of furniture that will subtly accentuate the colour of your accent wall.
Do try to identify an accent wall that is symmetrical. Asymmetrical accent walls can create confusion. Tip: avoid walls with a slope or that are curved.
Do choose a solid wall. Walls without any interruptions, such as windows and doors, are ideal for accent walls. The walls behind sofas and beds are also perfect for accent walls.
Don’t let your love for a neutral colour scheme prevent you from creating an accent wall. Consider using a brown or tan colour for your accent wall.
Studio Delta’s Classic Open Shelf unit or our Maverick console is an ideal addition to an accent wall and sure to become the subject of conversation at your next dinner party.