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2018 Accent Wall Ideas

by Dannica
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Can you believe it, it’s already 2018! Another year to hustle and another year for home decor/do-it-yourself projects. If the year 2017 was all about warm neutrals, tropical greens, and dusky and cool colors, this 2018 it’s all about edgier and brighter hues. Just recently, Pantone announced the color of the year – Ultra Violet. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. In this article, we are going to show a few accent wall ideas based on the trendiest colors you can try this 2018.

Accent Wall Ideas

Accent walls, whether it’s a solid colored wall or a wall with a few decors, are a great way to break up a big room. If you want a beautiful piece of an architectural feature, an accent wall is an inexpensive alternative compared. They are also generally a lovely element to embellish a plain wall. If you are looking for new accent wall ideas this 2018. We’ve got you covered.

2018 Accent Wall Ideas

From the living room to a bedroom, here are some awesome 2018 accent wall ideas you can try in your own home:

Ultra Violet Wall

Since Ultra Violet is the Pantone color of the year, let’s start off with vibrant colors. It can be a great accent wall for a bedroom. If you are a bit adventurous, you can place it in your living room, just make sure that the other non-accent walls complement the violet color, if you are unsure, you can stick to white or cream.

accent wall ideas
Wallpaper in Violet – $10
accent wall ideas 2018
Geo Violet Quatrefoil Wallpaper – $10

Mirror Wall

Aside from painting your wall with a trendy bold color, another inexpensive idea is by hanging the mirror with various designs or sizes. If you want to check if the mirror looks good together, try to sketch it as well as the position of each mirror. Now when you’re hanging them, use levels or a ruler, then mark them with a pencil.

Mond Mirror – $228
Zodiac Mirror – $208

Explore the World

If you love traveling, you will surely enjoy this accent wall idea. A map as an accent wall – it’s a good conversation starter as well, and if you have children at home, it is a nice piece to educate them about world geography.

“Vitamin Sea”

Do you love the beach or living in a coastal area? If you do, then having a sea or beach-themed accent wall is a nice addition to your abode. Simply paint or get wallpaper with shades of blue, and if you want to add more flare, you can hang pieces that remind you of the vast blue sea or the beach.

Paddle Wall Decor – $102


For a rustic or hygge feel, you would surely enjoy a wood (much better if you use wood pallets to give it more texture) accent wall. It gives character, depth and visual interest. A wood accent wall is also perfect for any part of your home – bedroom, living room or even your home office.

Accent walls are fun, all you need is your imagination and a few materials/tools. It is also an inexpensive way to give your room a new life. What accent wall do you have in mind? Leave a comment below.

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1 comment

Julie @ Houzz Mag January 20, 2018 - 3:12 am

Wall covered with the map of the world is really superb. I saw this design before at my friend’s house. At the time of getting together, that map was working as a great conversation starter.


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