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Accent Wall Tips and Ideas

Last Updated on August 13, 2021

If the rooms in your home are screaming for attention, an accent wall may be the perfect answer. Accent walls are taking on a new twist these days, as savvy homeowners and renters alike are creating unique ways to jazz up their rooms.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations has some great tips and ideas about accent walls to help you choose the perfect walls, materials, and even colors to make your rooms pop with interest. 

Choosing the right wall

Brightly lit kitchen with closed blinds and a bright blue wall and granite coutnertops

Since every room is different, you’ll want to determine one wall as a focal point and go with it. Fireplaces, headboards, and vaulted ceilings make the decision process easy, but for rooms with little architectural interest, you may want to consider either painting the ceiling (along with one wall) or focusing on a unique piece of furniture to create an eye-catching backdrop.

Selecting the perfect material for your space

Although paint is still the go-to option for an accent wall, today’s home décor enthusiasts are embracing other materials to make a statement. There are many options on the market today, because it’s all about choosing the right material based on a particular room’s décor and feel. Read on, as we walk you through some popular accent wall material options.


Purple patterned wall in a bedroom with dressers and a nightstand

Yes, wallpaper is back and better than ever. Beautiful textures and bold patterns can create a “wow” factor in more ways than you’ve ever imagined. And with today’s removable options, it’s the perfect choice for renters who are looking to make the space their own without the hassle of removing traditional wallpaper, or for homeowners who don’t want the long-term commitment. Also, there is a wide variety of wallpaper on the market today that does not “look” like wallpaper. Some types of wallpaper even look like a painted or textured wall.

Mosaic tiles

tiled fireplace

Granite and TREND Transformations Metropolis Opal accent wall Stone

Glass mosaic tiles are the crown jewels when it comes to creating an accent wall. Granite and TREND Transformations offers an exquisite palette of mosaic tiles that can add a touch of luxury and elegance to any room in your home.


family room

Stone can be one of the best-kept secrets for an accent wall, as it can bring a touch of the outdoors inside your home and add a rustic elegance to your room. Notice here how lighting plays a leading role on this stunning stone living room wall.

Paneling and recycled wood

office wall tile

Paneling and recycled wood are gaining popularity as interesting and rustic options for accent walls. And with today’s removable reclaimed wood paneling choices, you have even more possibilities for trying something new. Using wood paneling allows for a variety of different combinations in color and style due to the amount of selections to choose from. Whether you are looking for tongue and groove, beadboard, flat panels, or more, wood walls and paneling can fit any home.


blue bedroom

Paint is the easiest and most economical way to create an accent wall and it also offers virtually endless color selections. And, paint is also a quick way to switch up the look of a room by adding depth and a splash of color with little effort. Experts suggest choosing colors that inspire you and which bring peace and harmony to your home—like this bedroom painted in watercolor. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go all out. Bold and vivid colors work well in small areas, like a powder room. And if bolder colors move you, then go for the larger wall.

Photo gallery wall

Family and child portraits hanging on the walls

It may sound simplistic, but a cleverly arranged montage of photos can provide a room with an artsy feel and reveal your personal taste. Whether you use your own personal photos or choose a theme, a photo gallery is a fun and easy way to create a personalized accent wall that can change with the times.

Whether you choose to paint or use another material, creating an accent wall is a great way to add another level of sophistication to your home.

Contact Us

Which walls in your home are screaming out? Contact Granite and TREND Transformations today to schedule your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation. A glass mosaic wall may be just the design inspiration you’ve been searching for to add that special flair to your home.

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