10 Living Room Accent Wall Ideas to Transform Your Space

You might be surprised at what you can make with a paintbrush and a small can of paint, even if you don't think of yourself as very artistic.

Painted Accent Wall

It looks like a high-end artist put together this wood accent wall. In fact, it's a do-it-yourself project made from regular board.

DIY Wood Accent Wall

For the perfect accent that updates a traditional building feature for today, add molding to your wall and paint the whole thing a solid color.

Molding Accent Wall

With this DIY wall painting idea, you can get the look of wallpaper without having to buy it or worry about how to hang it yourself. 

Accent Wall Mural

Paint the arches on your accent wall a few shades darker than the rest of the wall. This will make it look like a trendy piece of art. 

DIY Painted Arches

A big framed wall painting will make a huge impression. For those of you who know how to use a paintbrush, you can paint the mural yourself.

Framed Mural

A classic design trick is to paint an accent wall that's a shade or two deeper than the rest of the walls.

Deep Purple Accent Wall

Triangles painted in different shades of blue give the picture depth and interest, but the colors and watercolor brush strokes make it feel calm.

A Geometric Mural

You don't have to paint the whole wall with a bright accent wall. This painted line is one of a kind and stands out.

Partial Accent Wall

A living room accent wall doesn't actually have to be a wall at all. Here, wall-to-wall built-in shelves pop against white walls.

Built-In Shelves