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20 Easy DIY Accent Walls Ideas

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+ DIY accent walls for that blank wall in your home.

4 different DIY accent wall ideas.

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Do you love an AMAZING accent wall? I read that some interior designers are claiming that accent walls will be going out of style. However, designers may just be saying that because they have to always change their minds to keep us on our toes.

What is 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.

We have seen accent walls in practically every room. 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 accent wall.

What can be used for a cheap accent wall?

  • Peel and Stick Wallpaper
  • Painted Wall Designs
  • Geometric Designs with Wood or Paint
  • Wood Walls
  • Brick Wall
  • Faux Brick Wall
  • Wall Decals
  • Large Artworks
  • Bold Colors
  • Board and Batten Wall
  • Drawn Sharpie Wall (this is so cool)
  • Natural Stone or Faux Natural Stone
  • Add Architectural Features like Trim
  • Stencils
  • Shiplap
  • Faux Wood Panels (one example was done in 3 hours)
  • Picture Frame Moulding
11 Brilliant accent walls ideas

Why make an easy DIY accent wall?

From my specialty of painted accent walls to feature walls made of shiplap, there is no easier and more budget-friendly way to spruce up a room in your home. Why have boring blank walls? Instead, you can make people walk into any space and say, “Wow!”

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Best Accent Wall Ideas

These accent wall ideas are a great option to make your space feel like home. These unique DIY wall decor ideas are so budget-friendly really give your room that wow factor.

Don't shy away from adding depth to any room in your home with these DIY accent wall ideas.

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We absolutely love it when a simple solution, like a DIY accent wall, can add to your home decor.

Now it is your time to go ahead and be creative. How can you add to your home decor? What is your favorite way to add extra design to your space?

These cheap accent wall ideas are the best way to add to your home while staying on a budget!

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Access Doors and Panels

Wednesday 30th of December 2020

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.


Wednesday 30th of December 2020

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

Access Doors and Panels

Tuesday 27th of October 2020

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.


Wednesday 28th of October 2020

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


Friday 10th of January 2020

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.


Sunday 12th of January 2020

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!

Andrea Wiener

Thursday 9th of January 2020

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!


Sunday 12th of January 2020

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.

Sandra Ans

Thursday 9th of January 2020

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!


Sunday 12th of January 2020

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

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