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April 13, 2022

ACCENT WALL IDEAS

While gathering inspiration images for our wooden subway tiles we did a ton of research about accent wall trends. What we found new for 2022 we made into a collection. Below are a ton of accent wall ideas using paint, wood, glass tiles, fabric, mirrors, and wallpaper. Enjoy the fruits of our research and get inspireed to update that boring wall in your living room, home office, or bedroom with an accent wall unique to you!

WOODEN ACCENT WALLS

2022 RECLAIMED WOOD TRENDS

15 accent wall ideas using reclaimed wood. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly and sustainable wood wall, recycled Wyoming snow fence boards have numerous advantages over barn wood, especially when used on the interior of a home. You can learn how to install a reclaimed wood wall from Ashley of ShesTheCarpenter.

DIY WOOD ACCENT WALL INSPIRATION

DIY wood accent walls go beyond shiplap in 2022, create feature walls in all shapes and sizes.

FUN WITH DIFFERENT WOOD TYPES

17 ways to make a wood accent wall through different source materials and wood types. Fun twists including peel-and-stick panels, pallets, strips, flooring, and salvaged wood.

PAINTED ACCENT WALLS

SEVEN 2022 PAINT COLOR TRENDS

  • Calming Neutrals
  • Cheerful & Optimistic Tones

EVERY 2022 COLOR OF THE YEAR SO FAR

  • BH&G
  • Dunn-Edwards
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Sherwin-Williams and more

CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOR

COLORS WITH MEANING

The most popular colors for accent walls and the meanings behind them according to color psychology.

FOR THE LIVING ROOM

25 paint ideas with descriptions of how they alter the mood and temperature rooms:

  • Deep and Vibrant Colors
  • Using Black
  • Accenting a Recessed Area

WALLPAPER & WALL COVERINGS

WALLPAPER TRENDS FOR 2022

13 wallpaper examples that will dominate our interiors in the coming year.

AN ECONOMICAL STUNNER

Use samples to create a DIY custom patterned wall. One-of-a-kind feature wall altering materials that are usually thrown away.

WALLPAPER TRENDS FROM ACROSS THE POND

8 Ideas as seen on Instagram from the UK including 3D patterns, florals, geometric patterns, abstracts, and scenics.

MIRRORED ACCENT WALLS

THE ILLUSION OF SPACE

A relatively cheap and time-tested way to increase the size of your room. Items needed:

  • Square Mirrors
  • Adhesive
  • Glass Cutter
  • Windex

ACCENT WALLS MADE WITH PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTO MURALS

26 examples to cover complete walls for a stunning effect, examples include:

  • Nature Scenes
  • Floral Shots
  • Statement Photos

TO FRAME OR NOT TO FRAME

30 + ideas to create an accent wall using both framed and unframed photographs. Ideas include creating rows/columns, using foam board/old windows, and creating timelines.

MOSAIC ACCENT WALLS

WALLS WITH A HEART OF GLASS

We ran across glass tile mosaics by Alison Eden on Linkedin of all places. Her profile showcases her fun and vibrant work and we look forward to seeing her posts while on the platform. Check her our if you’d like to contract the studio for a custom piece as work like this is definitely not for amateurs!

FABRIC ACCENT WALLS

DIY FABRIC WALLPAPER

A how to guide on using your favorite fabric instead of wallpaper for your accent wall. Installation steps include:

  • Measuring & Marking the Wall
  • Trimming & Cutting
  • Applying Adhesive (Firm yet Removable)

FABRIC FOR EVERY ROOM AND MOOD

27 accent wall ideas using fabric that can be installed relatively quickly and also act as sound-proofing. Ideas include textures, patterns, handwriting, tropical patterns, and using remnants to create a patchwork.

MORE RESOURCES FOR ACCENT WALL IDEAS