Accent Walls

Posted on July 21, 2011 by 1 | 0 Comments

Accent Walls. When I think of accent walls, I think of my days in apartment dwellings with my shoddy Ikea furniture (not a knock on Ikea, Ikea is awesome –if you like to spend your weekends in New Jersey on ferries and try to D-I-Y back in your sad small apartment) but that is neither here nor there… (Disclaimer: At Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design, we typically do not like accent walls.) HOWEVER: When done right, they can add texture, depth, an air of sophistication and a pop of color to your otherwise monotonous room. Accent walls are typically the first thing you see when you walk into a room. After all, what else would the purpose for one be? An accented wall can open up a host of design ideas for your home. When done in larger rooms, accent walls can break up a large space into sections to designate a separate area. Usually we see large pieces of furniture, media centers, artwork, etc-something the client wants to highlight, and we go from there. Don’t ever think you must limit yourself to 3 white walls and 1 wall of color: no no. That goes back to my sad apartment category of thought.  Don’t think you must limit yourself to paint! We are seeing walls accented in fun, colorful wallpapers and tile.  An accent wall is also a perfect excuse to incorporate that expensive wallpaper you have been coveting! One wall is a lot less expensive than an entire room. Here are some items of inspiration to get you thinking:

Elle Décor

Beach Bungalow 8


Apartment Therapy

Susan on Design

Ex Interior Design

What do you think? What is your favorite look? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you.  

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