DESIGN
August 18, 2022

ACCENT WALL IDEAS

While gathering inspiration images for our distressed subway tiles made from reclaimed wood we did a ton of research about accent wall trends. What we found new for 2022 (and even 2023) 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 inspired to update that boring wall in your living room, home office, or bedroom!

WOOD ACCENT WALL IDEAS

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 has 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 Shes The Carpenter.

14 WOOD WALL IDEAS

feature walls in different styles like modern rustic, japandi, and boho using new and reclaimed wood from House Beautiful.

EXAMPLES OF WOOD IN EVERY ROOM

Creative ways to use wood in living rooms, entryways, dining room, bedrooms, and staircases.

PAINTED ACCENT WALL IDEAS

NEW 2023 PAINT COLORS RELEASED

Newly released colors representing comfort, mindful, health, connection, joy, natural, balance, calm, inspired, contentment, thoughtful, and restored.

EVERY 2022 COLOR OF THE YEAR SO FAR

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

15 CREATIVE PAINT IDEAS

Paint for ceilings, two tone walls, window & door frames, floor boards, and furniture from Livingetc.

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 COVERING IDEAS

WALLPAPER TRENDS FOR 2022

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

PEEL AND STICK WALLPAPER TUTORIAL

Instructions from Architectural Digest including a full list of prep/install supplies and step-by-step installation instructions.

MIRRORED ACCENT WALL IDEAS

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 WALL IDEAS USING 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 WALL IDEAS

TRENDY AND FASCINATING MOSAIC WALLS

A wonderful variety of interior and exterior mosaics including an example using mirrored glass pieces from Decoratorist.

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 WALL IDEAS

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

Check out some of our other blog posts: Accent Wall Ideas, Wood Accents On House Exterior, or 15 Reclaimed Wood Design Ideas.

See our reclaimed wood featured on HGTV and Netflix's Instant Dream Home.