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21 Easy DIY Accent Wall Ideas That Are Affordable & Creative

Are you looking for a budget-friendly way to makeover rooms in your home? Feature walls are a fun way to showcase your personality and style. Here are 20+ easy DIY accent wall ideas for that blank wall in your home.

collage of painted accent wall design ideas.

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Why make an accent wall?

An accent wall becomes the focal point of a room. These walls are meant to stand out and add an extra design element to our space.

They can be the perfect solution for your dining room, nursery, home office or even your bathroom.

Accent walls can be made of a different material, bold color or just a subtle change in color to create a feature wall. Even smaller rooms can make a big impact with a fun wall.

Best Accent Wall Ideas

These unique DIY wall decor ideas are so budget-friendly really give your room that wow factor. Don't shy away from adding depth and color to your space.

Wood Walls

From shiplap to barnwood, wood walls can make your space feel like home.

Easy Painted Walls

Get inspired whether painting one color or a whole painter's tape design.

Other Walls

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Now it is your time to go ahead and be creative using this list of affordable accent wall ideas.

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  1. Louise O'Boyle says:

    These are fab ideas! I absolutely love the shiplap wood, it looks so smart xx

    1. Thanks, Louise! These accent walls sure are impressive. I absolutely love the color of the first shiplap wall!

  2. Great post! I am a huge fan of painted shiplap walls but these other options are so pretty! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi, Autumn. I am glad that you love these accent wall ideas. I do love a great shiplap wall as well!

  3. Sandra Ans says:

    Very good ideas! My favorite was ”Wood Accent Wall” – it looks so natural and fresh! I love it! I hope that I will be able to change my next flat more as now!

    1. Hi Sandra! I do love that wood accent wall as well! It really adds to a home without being too much!

  4. Andrea Wiener says:

    If I could decorate a wall in my rented apt with any of these, it would be the chalkboard one. It just seems to be so cool!

    1. Hi Andrea! The chalkboard wall is so fun! Kids and adults love it! There are so many cool ways that you can use a chalkboard wall.

  5. Erin, I love all the ideas! BUT the chalkboard accent wall is probably my favorite. I bet the kids have fun drawing on that wall all the time.

    1. Hi Andrea! I am so happy that you LOVE the chalkboard wall idea. It is great way to allow kids to be creative while containing the chalky mess they may make!

  6. Access Doors and Panels says:

    Accent walls are a fabulous way to add interest, texture, design appeal, and to completely transform any room in the house without spending a fortune to remodel it. Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing great posts.

    1. Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I love that an accent wall can easily (and cheaply) change the feel of a room.

  7. Access Doors and Panels says:

    Kicking off this round of budget-friendly DIY accent walls is this beautiful space. The modern linear pattern is so simple and creative, I love the end result. The facts that have been discussed here are really important. Thank you so much for sharing a great post.

    1. Thanks for the kind comments. We love how simple materials and a little DIY can really help makeover your home.