Design Craving No. 1 - Wallpapers that will Have you Craving an Accent Wall

Posted by Gracie Willoughby on

So this design craving is pretty easy to understand. These wallpaper designs are making us crave an accent wall! 

 

An accent wall isn't just for any room. Which wall is best as an accent wall will be a logical choice in the juxtaposition of the other walls in the space. What are the architectural features in the room? Do they lend themselves to a wall treatment that highlights this feature? Will that fireplace be even more dramatic if treated as an accent wall?

 

Other factors to consider in treating a wall as an accent wall is perhaps the special piece of furniture that will be on a certain wall. Like that beautifully carved chest or console and the dramatic mirror that will hang above it. Or it might be where the stunning bed will be in the master suite. 
And a long hallway is given warmth and interest simply by treating the end wall as an accent wall. This would be a great application for warmer hues to pull the end wall towards the eye.

An accent wall is also a great way to introduce a dramatic wallpaper that doesn't take over the design of the room, rather creates a balance between other hues and textures in the space. Keep in mind that if the wall treatment is dramatic the things hung on this wall become much more selective. Otherwise they just disappear. 

 

 

 

An accent wall treatment is part of the layering in of texture, warmth or coolness, artful drama, and can be the element that pulls the space together.

The accent wall treatment can provide movement so that the room's design doesn't appear stagnant. Geometric patterns are smashing when working towards this effect. 

 

The accent wall treatment can provide movement so that the room's design doesn't appear stagnant. Geometric patterns are smashing when working towards this effect. 

 

Careful consideration to the accessorizing of an accent wall is vital. And if wall accents such as artwork, sculptures, and mirrors are found to be the perfect accompaniment; how it is installed can make or break the marrying of these elements. For example does the mirror work best propped, hung on a wire that tilts the mirror's top into the room, or does it need to be suspended from the ceiling slightly away from the accent wall's treatment?

Have fun experimenting with color combinations, enlarged designs, texture combinations, and organic vibes when finalizing your accent wall treatment. 

 

 

An accent wall can be the best thing you will do for your space. But use caution, it can go horribly wrong if you don't choose wisely. As with any room design, it is best to partner with your interior designer to achieve the best results.
Your Davids Furniture and Interiors personal interior designer is available to address whether your space is craving an accent wall! www.davidsfurniture.com
Image Resources: Cole and Son, Groundworks, Carl Robinson, Ronald Redding, Thibaut, Antonio Vella

 

 


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