14 Accent Wall Ideas For Your Home

By Sherry Holmes

Mike’s Advice / Design & Renovation Inspiration

Friday, June 26th, 2020 @ 2:56pm

Geometric Wallpaper

A geometric wallpaper pattern is perfect for adding interest to your basement wall. Applying wallpaper on a wall is a fairly easy and budget friendly DIY project. 

Project by Lexis Homes.

Here is another geometric wallpaper in a home office by Lexis Homes.

Really brings the wow factor to your work space. It’s easy to find wallpaper online as well.

Patterned Wallpaper

Creative patterns add a unique touch to a bedroom accent wall. 

This bedroom is from an episode of Holmes and Holmes. We went a little bold with this wallpaper, but it’s so gorgeous.

Textured Wallpaper

There are many types of wallpaper styles and patterns available. You can order wallpaper rolls online and make it a weekend project.

This bedroom is from a renovation project featured in Holmes and Holmes.

Wallpaper Accent Wall for Dining Room

A dining room is transformed by using a busy wallpaper pattern. Peel and stick wallpapers are easy to install. You can even use the leftover wallpaper for smaller spaces like bookshelves.

Bright and Bold

A bright hue is a simple and easy way to make a statement in a small space. Paint one wall a bright color, and keep it simple for the rest of the walls.

Home office by Saldan Construction Group.

Cool Blue

I personally love blue as an accent color for walls and décor. I wanted to paint my daughter’s room blue, but my husband had other ideas.

This cool blue living room is by Lexis Homes.


Painting the interior rooms of your home is the ideal DIY job for any homeowner, especially those who are just starting to flex their DIY muscles. Read some tips on painting the interior of your house.

Purple Haze

Don’t be scared of dark paint colors in the bedroom. Pair a dark, deep wall with light bedding and furniture. Painting is an easy DIY job, and when you get bored of the color, painting it a different color is an easy switch.

Bedroom by Saldan Construction Group.

Striped Wall

How pretty is this vertical striped wall in the bedroom? It’ll take some skill, but you can do this on your own. You can even play with horizontal stripes. I also love the home décor here!

Bedroom by Rockcliff Homes in Ontario.

Have fun with the walls

Most people like to paint one wall a different color and leave the others plain. We decided to do something different in this living room below and brought in shades of blue for the other walls.

Project featured in Holmes and Holmes.

Statement Wall

If you want to really make a statement, use your fireplace wall as your focal point. This wood accent wall instantly transforms this space from plain to farmhouse chic.

Project by Timber Block.

Custom Wall

My brother Mike Jr decided to add a personal touch to this living room wall for a wonderful homeowner. He was able to create a stunning accent wall for Lorraine.

This project was featured in Holmes Next Generation.

Wainscoting Wall

I’ve never tried doing this myself, but I love the look of panels on a wall. Wainscoting provides such a classic look to your home interior. 

This is a photo of my home.


How To Install A Wainscoting Wall by Mike Holmes Jr.

Wall Panels

A wall like this will be harder to do on your own, so bring in a pro. If you are looking to make bigger changes, it’s always good to bring in an interior designer as well who can help you pick out your wall colors.

I love this feature wall by Zeina Homes in Hamilton.


3D wall panels are eye-catching because they add depth to the room. You can cover the entire wall or just a portion of it, depending on the look you want to create. I love the look of them. You can check out more designs at Improve Canada.

3D wall panels by TALISSA DECOR


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