If you’re like most homeowners, you’re always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to improve your home. If you’re thinking of renovating your walls, you’ll want to check out the latest accent wall trends for 2022! In this blog post, we will discuss five of the most popular accent wall trends for the upcoming year. So whether you’re looking to add a little personality to your home or simply want to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, read on for some inspiration!
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Brick accent wall
Brick accent walls are a popular choice for those looking to add texture and visual interest to their space. This trend is perfect for industrial-style homes or lofts, but can also be used in more traditional spaces to add a unique element. It is perfect if you already have a brick wall that you can uncover if it has been hidden.
Also, a fun thing to do is to color the brick, especially if you are not a fan of the brick maroon color. A common choice is to use white paint but you can also experiment and color your brick wall pink, blue, or any other color.
If your living space is not blessed with a brick wall, you can always add a faux one. You can create one out of styrofoam or buy one at home renovation shops. The installation is easy and can even be renter-friendly. It also looks good, however, when you look up close, you will definitely be able to tell that it is not real brick. But as a decor – go for it!
Wallpaper accent wall
For a bold and dramatic look, consider a wallpaper accent wall. This trend is perfect for making a statement in any room, and there are endless possibilities when it comes to design. From floral patterns to geometric prints, there’s sure to be wallpaper that fits your style.
The great thing about wallpaper is that it can be easily removed when you’re ready for a change. To be able to do that you just need to choose a peel-and-stick wallpaper. So if you’re looking for a temporary accent wall solution, wallpaper is a great option. Just be sure to choose a quality wallpaper that won’t damage your walls when it’s time to remove it.
There are lots of amazing design options for wallpaper accent walls. However, if you are confused by the variety of designs in the shop or you already have a specific design in your mind, you can create your own custom-made wallpaper! That’s right if you didn’t know, nowadays it is possible to print your own wallpaper with whatever design you want – it can be your kids’ drawings or your own handwriting, or something a designer has made specifically for your home. There is a possibility to custom print regular or peel-and-stick wallpaper so you have options!
Wood accent wall
If you’re looking for a warm and inviting accent wall, consider using wood. This trend is perfect for homes with a rustic or farmhouse-inspired aesthetic. You can create a wood accent wall using reclaimed wood, pallets, or even new lumber.
If you’re not handy with DIY projects, there are also many companies that sell ready-to-install wood accent walls. These are a great option if you want the look of a wood accent wall without the hassle of installation. Just be sure to choose a quality product that will last for years to come.
The only downside of a wood accent wall – it is the most pricey one of all accent wall trends. So the best ways how to cut some cost is 1) reuse some wood you already own or can buy for cheap, 2) do not cover the whole wall with wood but maybe just a section, and 3) be ok with a mix-and-match look. Of course, the best option is if you are already blessed with an exposed wood wall as a part of your home’s structural element. Then just refresh it and leave it be!
One-color accent wall
If you’re looking for a more subdued accent wall, consider painting one wall in a solid color. This trend is perfect for those who want to add a pop of color to their space without going too crazy. It’s also a great option if you’re not sure which color you want to use, as you can always repaint it later.
When choosing a color for your one-color accent wall, be sure to consider the other colors in the room. You don’t want your accent wall to clash with the rest of your decor. Instead, choose a color that complements the other colors in the room.
Even though some designers say that one-color accent walls are out of style, we say differently. We understand that sometimes painting all walls in bright and contrasting colors can be too much, so an accent wall is a great balance between going too crazy and adding just a pop of color. So if you are liking the look of a one-color accent wall, go for it!
For a truly unique accent wall, consider painting or putting wallpaper on the ceiling! Remember that ceiling actually is the fifth wall of the room, it is just positioned differently than the other four.
You can add any of the previously mentioned accents on the ceiling – color the ceiling in a contrasting color (dark colors are gaining popularity!), for a “wow!” effect add a fun design wallpaper to the ceiling, or install some decor elements like cornices. Treat it like any other wall and it will give the ceiling and the room a very fresh and unique look.
Painting or wallpapering the ceiling is a bit more challenging than other accent wall options, so it’s best to leave this one to the professionals. But if you’re up for the challenge, there are many tutorials online that can help you get started.
So those are five accent wall trends that we think are worth trying out. Yes, you can always refresh a room with decor and other elements, but nothing will have as big impact as a room that already has interesting features “built-in” in the walls. We hope you try some of it out and enjoy it as much as we do!