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One-Wall Wonders: The 19 Best Accent Wall Colors, According to Designers

A fresh coat of paint can add a totally new vibe to a room. And if you’re looking to give your space a facelift, it can be fun to try out a bold wall color. But sometimes those bold colors are a little too much for a whole room. When that’s the case, it’s worth considering painting an accent wall!

Accent walls are fun and add dimension and depth to a space—not to mention they’re easier to do than painting a whole room! And remember: just because you’re only painting one wall doesn’t mean the color won’t have an impact on the space! They can actually create a really impactful focal point in a room.

But choosing a color for your accent wall? That’s where things can start to get tricky. When it comes to accent wall ideas, should you go for a lighter or darker accent? Something more subtle or totally bold? Are you testing out a color before committing? Which wall in your space is the best option for an accent wall? The questions are endless. Luckily, we’ve got answers!

Today, we’re covering all the FAQs on accent wall colors and sharing our opinions on the best colors for accent walls. We’ll also offer some specific paint color recommendations! Read on for our designers’ best accent wall design ideas.

What colors are popular for accent walls?

There are definitely color families that people gravitate toward more when it comes to accent wall colors—but really, any color can be an accent wall color, as long as it has enough contrast. However, popular accent wall colors tend to be highly saturated but stay within the neutral camp. So, you’ll find a lot of blues, greens, even blacks in accent walls. Colors that are bold but not too loud are generally most popular.

Should accent walls be darker or lighter?

Do you love a straightforward answer? Here you go: accent walls should be darker than the surrounding walls. You want to create contrast and define a focal point in the room, and the way to do that is with a color that’s noticeably darker. If your accent wall color is too similar to the rest of your walls, it honestly might just look like you ran out of paint halfway through your project! So, if you have beige walls, you wouldn’t want to do an off-white accent wall, but rather a deep color, like a navy blue! (More on our suggested accent wall colors in just a minute!) Check out our round-up of neutral paint colors to get ideas on the main wall color to use alongside your accent wall color!

Are accent walls outdated?

Nope! In fact, they can be timeless if done right. The important thing to remember is that not every room in your home needs an accent wall. Strategically placing them is what will give them a more timeless look. If you’re not quite sure if an accent wall is right for your space, you can always try an accent wall in a Modsy 3D design of your room! You can also simply pick a color you like, and if the accent wall isn’t for you, just paint the whole room that color!

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Black Satin by Benjamin Moore

Black Accent Walls

Let’s start with something super bold! You’re probably thinking—black? Really? While most people would never paint a full room black, it’s one of our favorite colors for accent walls. A black accent wall adds so much contrast to a space and can bring a flat design to life.

For those who prefer a neutral color palette, black is a great way to punch up a space without adding color. You can also soften a black accent wall with plants and natural textures, as we did in the room above with the leather sofa and plush wool rug.

Our Favorite Black Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Dark & Bold: Black Satin, Benjamin Moore 

For something dark and bold, we love Black Satin. It’s a deep, rich satiny black. This tone adds a ton of bold contrast that can go with many styles and color palettes.

Charcoal Black: Wrought Iron, Benjamin Moore 

For a more muted black paint—one that’s almost more of a charcoal—we love Wrought Iron. It has gray and blue undertones, which softens it up quite a bit. This is a great choice if you love the look of black accent walls but are scared to commit to something so bold! (This also happens to be one of the most popular Benjamin Moore paint colors.)

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Gentleman’s Gray by Sherwin-Williams

 

Gray Accent Walls

If black is too intense, take a step back and go for a gray accent wall. Gray is softer and more subdued but still packs a punch, giving your room plenty of contrast and dimension.

While many gray tones lean on the cooler side of the color spectrum, you can definitely find shades with warmer undertones. Opt for whichever would offset the other colors in your space. (So, if you have warm wood floors, choose a cooler gray for your accent wall!)

Just be sure that the shade of gray you choose is dark enough to pop against the rest of your room’s paint color. And be sure the undertone of your gray matches the undertone of your other walls. (Your Modsy designer, or a paint specialist at a hardware store, can help with this!)

Our Favorite Gray Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Dark & Bold: Railings, Farrow & Ball

For a gray that’s more dark and bold, opt for Railings by Farrow & Ball. This is a deep gray with blue (almost teal) undertones—meaning it’s a cool tone (rather than a warm tone). It looks great with other cool colors and is a great alternative to black!

Midtone Blue-Gray: Wall Street, Sherwin-Williams

For a mid-tone, medium gray, we love Sherwin-Williams’ Wall Street. This blue-gray color has cool undertones and looks amazing in modern and contemporary spaces. This is definitely a softer accent wall color, so try painting it on a larger wall to ensure it makes enough of an impact in your space!

Dark Blue-Gray: Gentleman’s Gray, Sherwin-Williams 

Can’t decide between a gray or blue accent wall? Try Gentleman’s Gray by Sherwin-Williams. It’s the perfect in-between shade that looks dark blue in some lights and dark gray in others. The other colors in your space will also impact which way the tone of this paint leans. Gentleman’s Gray is great for a bold look that is cooler without being too neutral.


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Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore 

Blue Accent Walls

Blue is one of the most popular accent wall colors. It’s actually one of the most popular accent colors in interior design in general! Why? Blue is a chameleon that’s able to act as both a pop of color and a neutral. (Because of this, the term “bluetral” was coined!)

Blue, in paint and decor, offers the best of both worlds—a bold color and a safe bet at the same time. That said, there are many shades of blue paint to choose from—from dark, stately navys to bright aquamarines. What you chose is simply up to you.

Our Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Dark & Bold: Naval, Sherwin-Williams

Naval is a shade of blue that’s both approachable and bold. While it leans closer to navy, it’s a bit brighter and more vibrant, with slight charcoal undertones. A stately color, it looks great in traditional and classic spaces.

Blue-Green: Aegean Teal, Benjamin Moore

A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal is a medium-tone teal that leans more cool on the color spectrum. It’s a more subdued take on teal that’s close to a robin’s egg blue. It offers a cool and relaxing vibe to any space. And did you know that Aegean Teal was Benjamin Moore’s 2021 color of the year?

Light & Powdery: Breath of Fresh Air, Benjamin Moore

If you love powdery blues, you have to try Breath of Fresh Air by Benjamin Moore. This pale blue is almost a pastel, but on a wall it proves to be more vibrant. It’s from Benjamin Moore’s Classic Collection and is a very versatile shade of light blue. It would look great in a kids room or breezeway! Just note—this is about as light of a shade as we’d recommend for an accent wall color. And, in terms of accent wall color combinations, you’ll want to make sure your other walls are a crisp white for the maximum amount of contrast!

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Rocky River by Sherwin-Williams 

Green Accent Walls

Green is another “colorful neutral” that can add a lot of life to your space without being too visually loud. And, since it’s an earth tone, it’s a safe bet if you’re worried about going too bold!

Green accent walls are a great choice for nature lovers, as green is a color that can feel very serene. Like blue, there are so many shades of green out there—from those that skew blue to shades of green with more yellow-ish undertones.

Our Favorite Green Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Dark & Bold: Salamander, Benjamin Moore 

Salamander is a dark green with inky black undertones. It leans more neutral and is a beautifully subtle shade of green. A very sophisticated and deep color, it’s great for spaces rich with natural materials.

Gray-Green: Rocky River, Sherwin-Williams 

A true mid-tone green with grey undertones, Rocky River offers the perfect blend of neutral and pop of color. Because of this, it’s great for those who want an accent wall featuring a deep neutral that adds just a little splash of color.

Bright Mossy Green: Courtyard Green, Benjamin Moore 

If you want a bright accent wall that makes a bit more of a color statement, try Courtyard Green. This is a timeless green with yellow undertones that has a cheerful spring-time feel. Bold but traditional, this shade of green goes well with other bright colors.

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Honeycomb by Sherwin-Williams 

Orange Accent Walls

Orange is a more adventurous color for an accent wall—but it’s also a color that can look really rich as an accent wall color. Since it’s a warmer color, it can feel more intense in a space. Because of this, we recommend it for rooms where you want to feel energized, like a dining room, kitchen, or hallways.

Our Favorite Orange Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Spicy Rust Orange: Charlotte’s Locks, Farrow & Ball

Charlotte’s Locks by Farrow & Ball is a flaming orange. Deep and dramatic, this bold, true orange will add a loud pop of color to any space—making it a great choice for a feature wall.

Rich Yellow-Orange: Honeycomb, Sherwin-Williams

Honeycomb is an energetic, radiant hue. It’s a cheerful blend of yellow and orange—striking the perfect balance between these two colors while also being very earthy. However, depending on the lighting it can lean more yellow—so be sure to consider how bright your room gets! If you want a true orange, this might be too light for your preferences.

Earthy Orange: Autumn Orange, Benjamin Moore

Inspired by fall leaves and pumpkins, Autumn Orange is a very organic earthy orange tone. (The perfect shade of orange if you love fall!) It’s deep and rich but full of light and brightness, making it a favorite pick for those looking for the cozy orange glow of fall in their home year-round. Since it’s a more earthy take on orange, it doesn’t have the brightness and energizing nature of other shades of orange, which makes it more approachable.

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Sandbank by Sherwin-Williams 

Pink Accent Walls

Don’t count pink out as a great option for accent wall colors! Pink is far from one-dimensional and there are a ton of great shades to choose from. Since pink is generally more of a subtle color, it can add warm and cozy vibes to your space. We recommend choosing a shade with an earthier undertone rather than a super bright, saturated pink to keep it from feeling too intense.

Our Favorite Pink Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Dusty Rose: Cinder Rose, Farrow & Ball 

Cinder Rose is a romantic shade of dusty rose pink. It leans more neutral than warm and is a very classic color. Because of this, it’s an accent wall color that can work in almost any space, lending soft sophistication to any room it’s in.

Bold & Hot: Gala Pink, Sherwin-Williams 

Gala Pink is a deep raspberry pink that’s very saturated and exotic. Yet, it’s not too bold and bright! When considering your accent wall color combinations, just know that shade of pink looks beautiful with crisp white walls and a room filled with other jewel tones.

Mauve Pink: Sandbank, Sherwin-Williams 

Sandbank is an earthy take on a classic bubblegum pink that is cheerful and fun while also being subdued. With warm, neutral vibes, it feels sophisticated and elevated and layers beautifully with other shades of pink.

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Good as Gold by Clare 

Yellow Accent Walls

If you like the idea of making your space feel bright and cheery with an accent wall, try on yellow for size. Yellow is a warm color that doesn’t feel as intense as red or orange can.

Just be sure to skip super bright yellows and opt for either a lighter hue or a more saturated, earthy one. This will offer the best contrast while also making sure you stay away from the highlighter yellow zone!

Our Favorite Yellow Paint Colors for Accent Walls

Pale-but-Beautiful: Dayroom Yellow, Farrow & Ball 

Dayroom Yellow is a classic pale yellow. It can lean almost neutral, but there’s a definite bright gaze to this shade which adds just enough color to make your accent wall pop! It works well with other neutral walls, like beige, tan, and off-white. Since this is a lighter color, just make sure there’s enough contrast with your other paint color!

Earthy Yellow: Good as Gold, Clare

We love a good subdued mustard yellow color—and Good as Gold definitely fits the bill. This shade of yellow is cheery and bright but is still muted enough for a room with a neutral color palette. Since it’s almost gold, it looks great in both glam and global-eclectic spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

Want more paint color content? Check out our expert painting tips, then get inspired with our round-ups of the top 10 living room paint colors and top 10 bedroom paint colors!

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Trend Spotlight: Animal Art Is Bringing Joy to Our Walls

A decor trend we’re loving right now? Animal art! It’s such a fun way to add a whimsical element to any space, giving your walls a little extra dose of personality. And we’re not just talking cute animal portraits for a kid’s room! (Though we love it there, too.) There are so many different ways to try out this trend. However you incorporate it into your home, it has a way of bringing personality and joy to your space.

To show you the many ways you can bring this trend to life in your own home, we’re showing off some of our favorite animal art ideas for rooms of all styles, below. Keep reading to get the scoop on a few of our favorite pieces!

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Animal Art for Contemporary Spaces

In a contemporary space, we love the idea of animal art in muted tones—which adds visual interest and personality to your walls but isn’t over-the-top bold. These pieces skew more timeless and sophisticated rather than trendy.

We love the idea of vintage-inspired naturalist prints or watercolors for a contemporary space. Ultimately, look for animal art that compliments the color palette in your space.

See our favorite contemporary picks below!

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Blue Dragonflies Bookplate, Antique Curiosities

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Dragonfly bookplate, Antique Curiosities

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Hummingbird Plate, Antique Curiosities

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Moment of Waiting II, Chelsea Art Studio

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After Winter III, Chelsea Art studio

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Animal Art for Rustic Rooms

If ever there were a style where animal art felt right at home, it would be in a rustic space! Rustic and Farmhouse design styles offer the perfect backdrop for animal art, since animals are such an integral part of farm life, and rural living naturally inspires these styles.

Look for paintings of farm animals—sheep, horses, and dogs being a few of our favorites. These pieces pair nicely with paintings of barns or landscapes. But you could also opt for animal photography to give you space a more modern edge. Longhorn cows and Scottish Highland cattle are some of our favorite animals to look for in photographs!

See our favorite rustic picks below!

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Mugshot I, Chelsea Art Studio

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Morning Farm II, Chelsea Art Studio

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Cavallo, Chelsea Art Studio

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Ride Easy, Chelsea Art Studio

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On the Grass, Chelsea Art Studio

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Animal Art for Glam Spaces

You might not think that Hollywood Glam and animal art go together—but one of the little known tenets of Hollywood Glam style is that there is almost always a piece of animal print in the room. We’re talking zebra stripes, cheetah print, snake skin, and more. References to animals are quite common in this style—so animal art in the right style is actually a natural for a glam space!

Glam animal art will be more bold than that in rustic or contemporary space, and it might even be abstracted or surprising. Look for pieces with pops of gold or something that’s high-contrast to help bring the drama!

See our favorite glam picks below!


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Black and White Butterfly, Antique Curiosities


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Golden Butterfly III, Chelsea Art Studio



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Birds with Magnolias I, Chelsea Art Studio


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Birds with Magnolias II, Chelsea Art Studio

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Animal Art for Kid Rooms and Nurseries

When you think of animal art, kids rooms and nurseries might be the first space you’d think these pieces would go. And kids rooms really are a great home for animal art! If your little one loves their furry friends, this is a great way to add charm and personality to their space.

We like to look for pieces with personality—whether that’s portrait-style paintings or prints of animals dressed up like people. But a cute, simple watercolor of a baby animal is a classic pick for nursery art! Look for fun colors and whimsical designs, which will add sweetness to your child’s room.

See our favorite kids picks below!

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Watercolor Lion, Antique Curiosities

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Watercolor Camels, Antique Curiosities

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Watercolor Bunny with Glasses, Antique Curiosities

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Watercolor Peacocks, Antique Curiosities

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Watercolor Piglets, Antique Curiosities

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Animal Art for Color-Enthusiasts

For color-enthusiasts looking for animal art, the bolder the better! A lot of animal art can skew more neutral or muted, which is reflective of the natural world. But there are ways to add major pops of color to animal-inspired art, giving your space a bright and cheerful vibe.

Look to fauna of the jungle—like butterflies or birds of paradise—for your subject matter. These pieces often have a more abstracted look and feel, and a bolder use of color, making them great for modern spaces.

See our favorite bright and cheerful picks below!

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Perilous Wings VI, Chelsea Art Studio

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Perilous Wings IV, Chelsea Art Studio

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Navy Folk Art, Antique Curiosities

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Watercolor Parrots, Antique Curiosities

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Proudly a Statmentmen, Chelsea Art Studio

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Every Type of Accent Chair

First things first: What’s the difference between regular chairs and accent chairs? Glad you asked!

Accent chairs are stylish seats that “accentuate” your main sofa, bed, or furniture pieces in a room, but they can also easily be used alone as comfortable seating anywhere in the home. That means accent chairs can range from wingback chairs to more slender side chairs that can be pulled up next to a console in the entryway.

In short, there are many types of armchairs and accent chairs. And with so many options to choose from, it can easily feel overwhelming to find the right one for your space and needs.

So we’re here to help. Below, we’ve rounded up different types of chairs to help you find the perfect accent chair for your home. Read on for our full guide.

Also, see what furniture to mix with accent chairs in our living room checklist!

 

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Lounge Chair

The lounge chair is a common accent chair choice. How can you tell if a seat is a lounge chair? It often comes with a matching ottoman for you to prop up your feet. Lounge chairs also come in the widest range of design styles, from traditional to modern to rustic, so you’re sure to find one that suits your space and needs!

Stylist Tip: Make room for this chair! Since they’re typically longer and tilt back, they won’t work well in a cramped space.

It’s great for… lounging back, naps, reading—all making it perfect in an office!

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Recliner

One of our most popular living room seating ideas, recliners come in many styles—from puffy lazy boy designs to sleek and refined seats. Try leather if you’re looking for something more durable or go with a neutral upholstered one if your room has a more traditional look.

Stylist Tip: Choose a recliner that goes with the rest of your room’s furniture and style. Recliners tend to stand out in a space, so you want to make sure it blends in nicely. We like to pair it with a small side table so we can put a drink or set down our remote without getting up.

It’s great for… TV watching, reading, naps, lounging

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Chair-And-A-Half

When it comes to a seat that’s made for cozying up in, the chair-and-a-half is an all-around favorite. It provides deep seating and gives you a lot of room to snuggle up in. It does take up more space and width than most accent chairs, so make sure you have the room for it.

Stylist Tip: Our favorite reading nook design ideas feature chair-and-a-half. Place the chair in a living room corner, pull up a pouf, and pile on pillows and a throw blanket for a cozy little spot.

It’s great for… snuggling up with a book, a pet, or a little one

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Loveseat

While we often think of the loveseat as a couch or sofa (it can act as one in small studio apartments), it’s really more of an accent chair! Loveseats are longer than chair-and-a-half, so you’ll need to make even more room to fit one. But it’s the perfect accent seat for two!

Stylist Tip: Loveseats come in all styles, from Mid-Century designs to classic ones with nailheads and tufting, so choose one that fits proportionally (and style-wise!) in your space.

It’s great for… curling and cuddling up in, laying back with a book

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Club Chair

A classic and comfortable accent chair option, the club chair is defined by its plump, sink-in silhouette. You can comfortably sit in one for hours. It’s a chair that hugs your body when you’re sitting in it because the well-padded arms and back give you tons of support all around.

Stylist Tip: Club chairs come in many styles and upholstery (even tufted leather), so the options are far and wide. We love a matching pair for stylish extra seating in a living room.

It’s great for… relaxing, having a drink, conversation (for those long hangouts and gatherings!)

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Wingback Chair

Wingback Chairs are characterized by a high back and “wings” that project out and usually extends down the armrests. While it has an upright silhouette, wingbacks make for extremely comfortable accent chairs and they add instant sophistication to a space.

Stylist Tip: Add a pair of wingback chairs to a reading nook to create a cozy and stylish spot. Pair each one with a footrest and you have the perfect hideaway for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

It’s great for… cozy wind-downs at night, morning coffee, curling up with a book

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Swivel Armchair

These turnable chairs are one of our favorite living room design ideas for extra seating. Not only are they comfortable accent chairs, but they’re also typically lower to the ground, which makes them perfect pieces for casual seating.

Stylist Tip: Swivel armchairs are amazing for a multipurpose space, such as a library-and-office or an open living-dining room, where they can swivel around to face different areas as needed.

It’s great for… conversation, lounging, multipurpose spaces,

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Barrel Chair

For an accent chair that cushions and cups your body comfortably for long periods, the barrel chair can be a stylish contemporary choice. Unlike the club chair, the barrel has a rounded design with padding that’ll support you for hours on end. And it’s kid-friendly!

Stylist Tip: The ‘barrel’ comes from the actual shape of a barrel, so there are no hard edges all around. We love it as extra seating for guests and it’s great for modern and transitional spaces.

It’s great for… child-friendly spaces, conversation, lounging, and entertaining

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Slipper Chair

Slipper chairs are armless and low, which gives them an elegant silhouette that doesn’t take up a lot of room. They’re ideal for short sitting periods, which means they’re true accent chairs that are meant to complement other pieces.

Stylist Tip: These are perfect bedroom chairs to have alongside your bed. Pull one (or a pair) into your bedroom to use as a catchall for holding clothes, bags, pillows, and other accessories.

It’s great for… catchall seating in a bedroom, small areas, in a studio apartment

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Side Chair

For accent chairs that work in any setting, side chairs are your answer. A side chair is the most multipurpose accent chair since it’s relatively slender and easy to move around. You can pull it into the dining room as an extra seat or use it as a desk chair. They’re endlessly versatile!

Stylist Tip: Use a pair of side chairs to frame a fireplace, a console table, or a sideboard. It’s an easy way to play up symmetry in a room, while also adding extra seating.

It’s great for… dining rooms, open living rooms, and any space in need of extra seating

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Glider

Most commonly found in nurseries for rocking babies to sleep, gliders are similar to recliners and very comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. They’re also similar to rocking chairs, but instead of rocking back and forth, they glide—so you’ll surely want to nap in them.

Stylist Tip: While gliders are made for nurseries, they can easily be repurposed in other spaces when your baby outgrows them. Pair one with an ottoman to make it a cozy nap spot.

It’s great for… lounging, resting, long naps, in nurseries and family TV rooms

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Rocking Chair

Accent chairs don’t get more tried-and-true than rocking chairs, which have been around for a very long time. From upholstered styles to rustic wood chairs to woven rockers, you’re sure to find one that matches your style and furniture. Just be sure to give it enough room to rock.

Stylist Tip: Rocking chairs are more functional than they get credit for. Place one near a bookcase, in front of a window, or next to the fireplace—somewhere you’ll use it often!

It’s great for… relaxing indoors or outdoors in, reading, conversation, entertaining

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9 Out-of-the-Box Accent Wall Ideas To Give Dimension to Any Room

Thinking of designing an accent wall? Yay! We are big fans. Accent wall designs are a great way to personalize a space and create a focal point in any room. If you’re looking for accent wall ideas or have questions about what goes into an accent wall, you came to the right place!

accent wall ideasWhich wall should be an accent wall?

First things first: Which wall should you use? The short answer is that it’s totally up to you! You can have an accent wall behind the bed, create a wood accent wall in your office, design a wallpaper accent wall in the bathroom, make an accent wall behind a sofa…the sky’s the limit! When choosing where to put an accent wall, it’s also a good idea to consider architectural features—are there lots of windows or doors on the wall you plan to use? These obstacles can make it more difficult to paint/apply wallpaper, etc. so you’ll want to keep that in mind.

accent wall ideasShould accent walls be darker or lighter?

The color of your accent wall depends on what you like! Accent walls are meant to add contrast to a room, so if the room is light, consider going with dark accent wall ideas or more saturated colors. Likewise, if the room is dark already, go for accent wall ideas that add lightness.

accent wall ideasHow do you decorate an accent wall?

You can choose from a wide variety of ways to decorate an accent wall! You can paint your accent wall a solid color, opt for a wallpaper accent wall, come up with photo wall ideas for a gallery wall, add oversized art, or even fill a whole wall with bookcases for something functional and unexpected. Read on for our favorite out of the box accent wall ideas!

accent wall ideasPop of Pink!

This fabulous living room uses the entire end of the room as an accent wall to create a focal point for the space. The result is a totally gorgeous pop of pink that adds to the tropical design of the living area. Using the back wall helps add dimension—a great space-saving trick for small rooms!  And we love how accents like the green sofa and chairs, the pink pouf and pink pillows help pull the whole color scheme together.

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accent wall ideasBlissful Bedroom

A moody, saturated accent wall behind the bed is one of our favorite feature wall ideas. The dark color helps anchor the space and makes it extra cozy for sleeping. This is a great way to tone down the brightness of a naturally light-filled room! The dark wall adds contrast and depth and mutes the sunny vibes to create a space that’s both cheery and cozy. You can come up with fun gallery wall ideas for a saturated background wall like this, too!

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accent wall ideasA Touch of Teal

This accent wall adds an unexpected vibrance to an oddly shaped dining room! The bright electric teal color might overwhelm the room if you tried to use it for the whole space. But as an accent wall, it adds just the right pop of personality and color! Painting just a few walls adds visual intrigue and depth—and the remaining white walls and white and wood dining set helps create the perfect contrast!

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accent wall ideasPerfectly Peachy

Accent walls look great in kids’ rooms where you can have tons of fun with color! We got creative in this kids’ space with a bright peach accent wall. It helps anchor the bed against the solid, lively wall and creates lots of fun contrast that enlivens the space.

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accent wall ideasWallpaper Accents

We love how the wallpaper mural in this entryway zone helps define the space and create a stunning look. It’s perfect if you don’t have a proper entryway and want to visually define the space as a separate area. Adding bold artwork is one of our favorite wall decor ideas—it adds a dramatic dose of visual interest and the variety of patterns and textures make the space extra cozy and cool.

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accent wall ideasBold and Beautiful

A bold wallpaper accent wall like this one featuring tropical teal fish is a great way to add character and class to a room! Watch out though—wallpaper can get expensive fast! It’s often cheaper to just do an accent wall with paint, but we do love the effect of a stunning wallpaper pattern like this one.

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accent wall ideasShadowbox Nook

We love how this wallpaper accent wall creates a cute and cozy nook within the bedroom. The tucked-away architectural feature is further defined with the accent wall to create a lined, shadowbox effect—perfect for a home office nook!

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accent wall ideasMirror, Mirror Accent Wall

This mirror accent wall adds a bold, glamorous touch to the living room—it creates a “Hall of Mirrors” vibe at home! It’s a great look for a formal sitting room as it has a very luxurious, over-the-top vibe. The colorful rug and deep blue sofa definitely add to the effect!

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accent wall ideasWoodsy Feature Wall

If you love a woodsy, rustic look, go for accent wall ideas like this textured wood accent wall. The variety of wood grains and colors look great if you want a rustic, farmhouse look but don’t live in a cabin! And it offers lots of textural interest that instantly creates a cozy, cabin-like feel in the bedroom.

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