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Simple Accent Wall Designs

7 Simple Accent Wall Designs

Since the pandemic, the huge surge in remote jobs has led to everybody either needing a home office, or needing a home office revamp! And everyone is looking for these spaces to be both visually appealing and functional. One of the most popular design trends to emerge from this has been the addition of accent walls, particularly in spaces used for video conferencing, or Zoom calls.

A pretty Zoom call background not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your workspace, but it also serves as a dynamic backdrop that will reflect your personal style. Whether through color, texture, or material; this is such a fun way to express yourself in your home.

There are endless options that cater to every interior design style. Below are 7 of the best accent wall designs that we’ve used in past projects and love!

1.) Slat wood Wall Paneling

One standout project from Renovation Rekindle S1E3 involved the use of vertical slat wood wall paneling, set against a colored backdrop. This design was simple, added texture, depth, and introduced a 3D effect that made the wall pop.

We chose Benjamin Moore “Ocean Floor” for the wall, and Benjamin Moore “Harbor Gray” for the wood slats. Another fun variation would be the use of natural wood slats, such as walnut or oak.

2.) Chevron Wall Molding

In the sitting room of our Nature-Inspired New Construction, we designed this large chevron pattern with wall molding, creating a stunning visual upon entering the home. This soft sage green we chose for the color is Benjamin Moore “Carolina Gull”.

3.) Classic Board and Batten

This classic board and batten has recently gained popularity, mostly because it can be incorporated into most interior design styles. It’s simple, versatile, and adds dimension to any space. Pictured in this small office from Renovation Rekindle S1E4, we painted this accent wall with Sherwin Williams “Naval,” a bright and bold navy blue that added a stunning pop of color. The accent wall definitely added depth to the room and proves that even the smallest spaces can benefit from a well-thought-out accent wall.

4.) Color Drenched Rectangle Boxes

We experimented with some fun geometric shapes and unconventional patterns on the accent wall from Renovation Rekindle S1E6. We incorporated multiple rectangle boxes within each other in this design to create a layered effect. It’s something a little more fun and complex than your traditional picture frame molding. Additionally, we color drenched it in Sherwin Williams “Cyber Space” giving it a more modern feel.


5.) Walnut Wood Wall Panels

These grid panels are from Ekena Millwork, featured in the home office of a project we have not yet revealed! You can purchase hundreds of different style wall panels that are pre-cut for you and customized to fit any design theme. We chose these walnut grid panels to lie on top of this deep blue/green paint color to add some warmth and color to our clients’ office space.

6.) Asymmetrical Accent Wall

We had some fun designing this asymmetrical accent wall, running in all different directions, in this Family Room Basement Renovation. This is a more modern and sleek look that we chose to paint in Benjamin Moore “Kendall Charcoal”. The perfect moody color for a family movie night!


7.) Wainscoting Picture Frame Molding

Wainscoting, picture frame molding, and chair rails are all such traditional and timeless design elements that can transform any space. If you’re looking to add an accent wall, but aren’t a fan of the modern look, this classic idea is definitely for you. We added these to the accent wall in Renovation Rekindle S1E1, painting it a soft neutral color, Sherwin Williams “Earl Gray”.


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