As with any type of accent wall, the distinctive color/design that typically sets the wall apart serves to lead the eye through a space (making the space seem larger), add dimension to the interior, and direct attention to specific architectural details.
If you ever want to make an even bigger impact than a painted accent wall without being too flashy or trendy, you should think about creating a textured accent wall.
Ceiling tile applied to walls.
PAINTABLE wallpaper (yes, they sell lots of different designs!)
I have an obsession with brick walls….probably stemming from the 4 years I spent in historic downtown Richmond visiting my boyfriend (now husband) at VCU…
Concrete walls, another urban wall treatment.
Shimmer wallpaper, so chic.
WOOD, whether it’s DIY chopped wood end caps,
Squared off ends,
Tailored stained planks,
or rustic planks.
Stacked stone…real or faux (yes, they make faux finish stone…)
GORGEOUS lettered wall from HGTV
And finally using trim in innovative ways to create a fashionable, yet traditional texture.